Yikes! It's "Mod vs. Mod." Is that like "Spy vs. Spy?"
But, back to the topic: Yeah, it bothers me. And it bothers me that this thread has turned into a useless "WMD redux." And what really bothers me is that now we have Yemen as a AQ breeding ground, and then it'll be Somalia, or some other goddam place, all in addition to Afghanistan, and Pakistan, and of course the one we invented, Iraq. Which may point up the absolute folly of thinking we can "control" or "police" or "occupy" all these places. We need a new paradigm (sorry if that requires dictionary reference for any of you), and I happen to believe that's exactly what this President was elected to do and is in fact doing.
But it also bothers me that a guy who criticized what he apparently found to be Erik's condescending, "boorish" language a few posts above used the word "twaddle" to describe his quite plain language defending his position. I find that "unseemly."
So, back to the topic again, why don't you guys just put your nooses away? The facts are that the people who occupy cabinet positions are not your choice or mine or ours, they're the President's. And, like the last Prez with Rummy, he has no obligation to do what you or I might prefer, or do it on our schedule.