My CNBC appearance last night went well. No doubt, they called me in hopes that I’d take a swipe at Secretary Rumsfeld. After I made it clear in the pre-interview that this was not my line, there was little effort to push me in that direction. Instead, I was presented as someone who took a relatively unusual middle position on the troop issue between the “terrible error” and the “no problem” camps. And I got to make all my points about needing a larger military, and the importance of boots on the ground.