Some of NRO’s readers are questioning why I, among others, am “shooting the messenger” instead of tackling the content of McClellan’s message. Fair enough. I’m not tackling the content of McClellan’s book because I haven’t read it yet. I hear that no one in the White House has either, by the way — primarily because they don’t want to contribute to Scott’s retirement fund. Donated, used books, presumably, are welcome.
I intend to read the book as soon as possible and will report/comment accordingly. In the meantime, I’m fascinated by human motivations, always, and find this particular turn of events most curious. No one saw it coming and so one has to wonder, what gives? Why did McClellan suddenly find his voice? Why so late in the game?
Although I’m a true believer in the confession of sin, I think it’s better to confess when you can make a difference and even, perhaps, save lives. ‘Fessing up when it’s too late only to line one’s pockets is something less than honorable. Further judgments pending a thorough reading of the book.