Comments: Rewriting history

I would point out regarding the Clark remark, that like the vast majority of military people he wants the diplomats and politicians to get involved and solve problems before using the military.

People would be amazed how dovish the professional military is, especially those who have been in combat. Perhaps because the military prepares for the worst, they really hope that someone will prevent it.

Posted by Bryan at February 6, 2004 07:03 PM

Well, I wouldn't be surprised that the military is 'dovish.' It makes perfect sense. They spend their lives training for the worst, and the military leaders study the odds for every potential situation they can think of.

Killing people to make a point, or attain a goal, is a very chancy proposition and it's less and less successful these days.

Posted by Anne at February 9, 2004 11:16 AM