Wednesday, August 03, 2005

The more things change...

It appears that the press criticizing the military's war efforts is not only a Vietnam/Iraq-era phenomenon. Here's a Robert E. Lee quote I ran across that might as well have been uttered yesterday by one of our current generals:

"Why, it appears that we appointed all of our worst generals to command the armies and we appointed all of our best generals to edit the newspapers. I mean, I found by reading a newspaper that these editor generals saw all of the defects plainly from the start but didn't tell me until it was too late. I'm willing to yield my place to these best generals and I'll do my best for the cause by editing a newspaper."


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