Wednesday, May 16, 2007

An interesting development

Via WaPo - Bush Taps Skeptic of Buildup as 'War Czar'
President Bush tapped Army Lt. Gen. Douglas E. Lute yesterday to serve as a new White House "war czar" overseeing the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, choosing a low-key soldier who privately expressed skepticism about sending more troops to Iraq during last winter's strategy review.
I'm a bit surprised by this decision from the administration. It seem somewhat out of character. I wonder what the strategy is, or maybe it's just a case of no one else being willing to take the job. It will be interesting to see if this actually affects the way the administration conducts the war from this point forward. I have my doubts.

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