I guess I hadn't fully absorbed the fact that Admiral Mike Mullen, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, was now sending his thoughts via Twitter. His latest, this evening:


Impressive grammar, in 140 characters! The "what I said" reference is to comments here. I would guess that the "our Afghan partners" part is the more serious risk, given that the vetting of the reports was (I assume) more likely to purge Western than local Afghan names. But more on this and other matters of substance anon. I mention this at the moment as a significant document (a) on the merits and (b) as a milepost in communication styles.