Hilzoy has already taken our Daily Dish fellow blogger Jamie Kirchik to task for his interesting and provocative post "On Grit".  But I need to offer some reactions as well.

Those like Max Boot and others

Save the Surge -- AEI

Rationality of Thugs/Differences with OBL

Punctured mystique of American power and place in the world...those who want America to do great things have done the most to harm the ability to pursue our great objectives.

The True Grit are those who see that American toughness are those who gamble prestige, lives, and treasure cautiously...and only when we are assured a win, unless there is no choice.  That is true grit.

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