Exit question: Since Arkin asserts that the troops should not be allowed to influence the public's opinion on the war, and since the entire left demands that anyone supporting the war become a troop himself -- has the left pretty much created a Catch-22 by which any and all support for the war is illegitimate?
You can listen to Arkin offer up plenty of simpering leftist sophistry here.
Ace also points out:
Incidentally, does anyone doubt for one moment that had the report that sent him into leftist la-la land gone the other way -- with troops complaining that their mission was impossible and stating that they'd like to come home ASAP -- Arkin would have written a precisely opposite post about the "wisdom and expertise of our very-professional highly-educated military"?
It woud have been insincere, of course. But any club within arm's reach for these people.
Update: Well, dang, I've been Instalanched! Thank you, Professor Reynolds.