Thomas Barnett on Leviathans and System Admins
Ranger Up in the Military Times

How to Hide an Entire Brigade Combat Team for Political Purposes

Greyhawk wonders how you can (1) take a Brigade sceduled to go to Iraq and schedule it to go to Afghanistan instead, then (2) make headlines for drawing down Iraq and building up Afghanistan, then (3) pull off substituting another Brigade into the Iraq rotation for the one you diverted without anyone in the media pointing out that your drawdown is a scam on the American public?

He's following the media trail, effective as always, at Mudville.

Question:  Do you think that veteran and political organizations would have been all over George Bush for doing the same, say, in July of 2008?