RE: IT’S THE WAY YOU TELL THEM
John: Tony Blair agrees with you. Both General Dannatt and the Prime Minister today reaffirmed their commitment to the absolute necessity of staying in Iraq “until the job is done” — which is to say, until Iraqis can provide for their own security. The General’s comments, and the storm they have created, are a testament to (1) the need for more Iraqi (not coalition) troops in Iraq and (2) the need for the media to focus more on the hard work of reporting news and less on the fun hobby of inventing it — by snipping (and sniping) out of context. War in Iraq, tempest at tea-time in the West….