Romney and Ricks
Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney and Washington Post military correspondent Thomas Ricks will be my guests today, and I’ll be asking both about Iran among other things.
My greatest concern about the surge and intensified fighting in Baghdad is that Sadr will take a page from Hezbollah’s book a stage a “massacre” or an “atrocity” and blame the U.S. The al Jazeera coverage would in turn spark a MSM stampede in the same direction.
U.S. commanders have to be ready to instantly respond to any such charge with a pledge of a full investigation followed by an immediate and intensive review and immediate and regular updates for the MSM so as to prevent the ice from hardening over the enemy’s description of the incident.