Friday, September 17, 2004

What can we do about wars?

Andrew Sullivan says: Just tell the truth, Senator. And expose the incompetence of this administration's war management. Every day.

Uh, Andrew. Wars are never competently managed. Projects can be managed. People can be managed. Why - because those involved have a common goal.

Wars cannot be managed because there is active and relatively unpredictable opposition. Even if you know what the opposition can do the actual mix of possible actions is always in doubt.

So what can we do about wars?

Win them or lose them.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Wars should be led- not managed. Presidents are leaders not managers. The Pentagon and etc. are there to manage the government/war, the President is there to lead it, and to win it. So, Mr. Sullivan, are you critiquing the Pentagon for this?