A Surge in Iraq and a Purge in D.C.

Bush has removed may of the last traces of the team that conceived and executed the Iraq war

The mosque bombing in Samarra may seem like deadly déjà vu, but there is change afoot--in personnel, if not yet policy--in the war rooms of Washington. Over the past month, President George W. Bush has removed many of the last traces of the team that conceived and then executed the Iraq war. It is probably a good sign that many of the new replacements are Navy admirals, who tend to think more creatively than their counterparts in the hidebound Army. At the White House, meanwhile, day-to-day responsibility for coordinating policy on Iraq and Afghanistan has been taken from long-standing National Security...

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