when I fear that this guy might have it right:
Let me begin by saying that most of our problems in Iraq stem from a flawed strategy that has been in place since the beginning of the war.
Our strategy in Iraq has been:
1) Fight the war on the cheap.
2) Ask the ground forces to perform missions that are more suitably performed by other branches of the American government.
3) Inconvenience the American people as little as possible.
4) Continue to fund the Air Force and Navy at the same levels that they have been funded at for the last 30 years while shortchanging the Army and Marines who are doing all of the fighting.
No wonder the war is not going well.
Ht to Donald Sensing.