Donald Rumsfeld has an excellent piece in opinionjournal.com today, based on his speech at SAIS on Monday. Excerpt:
Consider this: You couldn't tell the full story of Iwo Jima simply by listing the nearly 26,000 American casualties over about 40 days; or explain the importance of Grant's push to Virginia just by noting the savagery of the battles. So too, in Iraq, it is appropriate to note not only how many Americans have been killed——and may God bless them and their families——but what they died for——or more accurately, what they lived for.
As they say, read the whole thing.
Greg Richards 12 07 05