Yesterday’s Townhall.com column continues to prompt a lot of e-mail and a few suggestions. One came, unofficially, from a fairly senior civilian within the Pentagon: One (or more) of the D>C> think tanks needs to pour resources into a one-stop web site for crucial news and debates about the war, with parallel sites in Arabic and Farsi. I imagine that such a site would track crucial speeches, interviews and debates, as well as link to the most important commentaries. It might host as well on-line discussions between experts (Anthony Zinni, Thomas Barnett, Victor Davis Hanson, Max Boot, Michael O’Hanlon, Mark Steyn, Michael Ledeen, Frank Gaffney, Niall Ferguson Elliot Cohen etc) from across the credible spectrum, as well as provide to the electronic media a daily feed of the most important audio and visual material on the war and its progress. The writer suggested Heritage or AEI as a sponsor, but I think a joint effort between those two plus Brookings and CSIS would provide the crucial cross-spectrum credibility.
Someone has got to do it, and the Administration is not stepping up.