"Top military leaders" at the Pentagon are bending LA Times defense correspondent Julian Barnes' ear with all kinds of crazy nonsense. Some people think official military assessments of the situation in Iraq should reflect the full range of views held by senior officers, rather than the opinions of a single general. Others feel the President of the United States and the other civilian policymakers whose orders the generals follow ought to take responsibility for their own policy decisions.

One wonders why so many troops hate the troops. Must be phony soldiers. (Look! A MoveOn ad! How disgraceful!)