From a reader:
In reply to the post you had on Thompson, Pete Hegseth misses the point entirely, I think. Thompson is not declaring defeat in Afghanistan in Reid-like fashion. Rather, he says in the video, “this didn’t/doesn’t have to be so.” Thompson’s implied point, it seems to me, is just this — with Obama at the helm and with his lack of resolve and his fear of making a decision the war is lost. It is judgment agains the administration not the war effort.
Thanks for NRO. I’ll be making a contribution later tonight.