"American front lines are no longer advancing." When I heard that, what came to mind was the possibility that, with a bit of good sense in military affairs, a bit of commond decency might seep into foreign affairs. With Washington tangled in battles of spin and perception, General Wallace is speaking truth ("Our supply lines are over extended").
Alexander Cockburn: Up the Creek [counterpunch.org] - "Barely into its second week Operation Easy Sailing is in big trouble. One simple way of measuring just how big is by adding up all the time you hear the phrases “all according to Plan”, and the “Our strategy is sound”.
That’s the captain of the Titanic speaking. At the military level the US/UK force has been forced to suspend its advance on Baghdad. Every single dire prediction of the critics is coming to pass. "
A variation on my "neo-liberalism is based on misplaced faith in false impressions and misdirection".