Ecclesiastical and political pragmatism, with a beat
Monday, September 21, 2009
Glenn Greenwald reports about bloggers who think Gen. McCrystal's memo was leaked to build support for sending more troops to Afghanistan. That may be because people naturally assume that generals enjoy war, which is actually not true of most of those who have experienced it. The leak to Bob Woodward felt to me more like cautious military planners giving President Obama cover for getting out.