Retired Lt. Gen. Greg Newbold in Time, assails Rumsfeld war planning
It took Lincoln little more than a year to sack Gen. McClellan. President Bush needs to bring on a new defense secretary.
Gen. Newbold is one of the most persuasive arguments yet for new leadership, although he acknowledges that the war against al-Qaeda must necessarily go on.
Next week the Times new assistant foreign news editor, David Lauter, is going to Baghdad. I was critical of David's appointment initially, but he is going to Iraq with an open mind and his report when he returns home will, I'm sure, be helpful.
I hear news, by the way, from his wife, that Bill Stall, The Times prize winning Sacramento writer, has had a second heart attack. Evaluation is underway, but we all wish Stall well.