“Too Late” in Iraq?

More bits of good news about Iraq.  Key quote from the article:

Today, morale is high. The soldiers and marines told us they feel that they now have a superb commander in Gen. David Petraeus; they are confident in his strategy, they see real results, and they feel now they have the numbers needed to make a real difference.

 After four bloody, wasteful years, have we hit on something that works? I’d give anything for them to be right.  

But I keep remembering those fateful words of Gen. Douglas MacArthur:  

 The history of the failure of war can almost be summed up in two words: “too late.”

* Too late in comprehending the deadly purpose of a potential enemy.
* Too late in realizing the mortal danger.
* Too late in preparedness.
* Too late in uniting all possible forces for resistance.

* Too late in standing with one’s friends.

Here’s hoping we find an exception to MacArthur’s “too late” rule.


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