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January 29, 2005



It is unfortunate that Sully has allowed the over riding factor of his view of the world to have become his sexuality.


I suspect that a lage part of commenting on Iraq comes down to people's expectations. Optimism now is directly proportional to pesimism going in.

I was in favor of the war originally, even though I was expecting a tough 30 year slog. Presently I consider event to be going better than I ever dared hope.

I wonder what Sullivan expected going in? While he advocated the invasion, I don't recall him saying much about what the aftermath should be like.



Do we have the same advisors? Your article was well written and your Civil War comparisons are spot on.

The key component in looking back at wars has to be a battle of the wills. When two-sides engage in conflict, the side who's will is broken loses. The Soviets used men as cannon fodder in WWII against the Germans, yet they fought on long enough for a second front to open up in the West. Eventually they "beat" the Germans.

I wrote a similar essay criticizing Sullivan in December, but my historical comparision was WWII. I'd like to get your thoughts on it if you have a moment.

Great site and keep up the good work!

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