Words of Wisdom
...on the ISG report, from T.F. Boggs, a Sergeant in the Army Reserve, just back from his second tour in Iraq. Sergeant Boggs finds it curious (and appalling) that no members of the vanuted panel had recent military experience. He also strongly refutes the group's assertion that soldiers don't want to train Iraqi troops because it isn't a "career enhancing" move. I'll second that notion. Training host-nation troops is one of the primary missions of our special forces teams, and they've been working that task in Iraq since Saddam's statue was toppled.
Bottom line: when a "study group's" so-called "military expert" is a former Clinton Secretary of Defense (who hails the "Agreed To" framework with North Korea), well, take their advice with a huge grain of salt.
Meanwhile, Hugh Hewitt has major reservations about the "experts" consulted by the ISG, and more importantly, those who were ignored.