Tony Snow refused to answer anything about this today on the Talk Show circuit:
"An Iraqi farmer said Sunday that he saw seven heavily armed gunmen capture two American soldiers during an attack on a road checkpoint south of Baghdad, while U.S. troops searched for their comrades for a second day...read on"
How are our troops supposed to defend themselves against this?
Arthur blasts David Brooks and Barry McCaffrey:
Of course the soldiers in the field -- that is, the soldiers in the front lines of this conflict who might be killed almost any second of any day -- are going to express confidence in the officers leading them, and even in the mission. They have to -- to maintain their sanity, and to believe they will get out alive. They have to believe these things, if you understand the most rudimentary elements of human psychology...In other words: what on earth does McCaffrey think the soldiers are going to tell him in the kinds of settings he describes? read on"