Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Differing Views?

Recently it was noted VP Cheney said the insurgency is in its death throes. General Abizaid said it was as strong as ever. As one would expect the MSM has been highlighting all of this with a subcontext that the VP is not being honest or is misinformed.

Well, there is more to a war than simple fighting. Diplomacy and politics play just as big a role in all of this as the men on the ground killing the bad guys. General Abizaid is not going to be up on the diplomacy and politics as much as the VP.

Remember Muqtada al-Sadr? What ever happened to him? It was a combination of politics, diplomacy and some plain old firepower that marginalized him. All are needed. General Abizaid is a key figure in one of those ingredients. I am sure he is aware of what is happening on the other two fronts but I am also sure he is not 100% aware.