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January 29, 2005

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Joe

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

RPD

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.

TF6S

SWLiP:

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.

http://www.thehirschfam.com/tf6s/archives/000240.html

Great site and keep up the good work!

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