At least Time gave Bill Kristol a chance to effectively balance their coverage. Here’s his piece in Time this week. A key bit:
There has been some sniping at the Keane-Kagan plan. But what is striking is that so few of the critics actually go to the trouble of analyzing it–or proposing a substitute. Instead, Keane and Kagan are treated with annoyance and disdain. Don’t they know that we’re losing in Iraq and that it’s time to leave? What’s all this talk about staying and fighting and winning? Didn’t anyone tell them that the Bush Administration’s errors have been so grievous that success is hopeless?
Kristol is more dismissive of the mistakes in the execution of Saddam than I would be, but it’s a bracing piece. Read the whole thing.