October 10, 2003

Glenn Reynolds Gets Results! As

Glenn Reynolds Gets Results!

As Dan Drezner might put it. The NYT comes out with a more, shall we say, "fair and balanced" Iraq piece. Instapundit blogs it here.

All well and good. I'm happy the Administration is being more forceful about getting the message out that it's not all doom and gloom over in Iraq. Dubya made a good speech re: that theme recently. Jerry Bremer is getting the message out too.

But I hope Condi doesn't waste too much time on spin. I remember hearing a depressing tale of George Stephanopoulos virtually running a national security meeting re: Somalia during the Clinton years. No real discussion of the security implications of the going-ons in the environs of Mogadishu. Instead, the press flaks were running the show. Spin, spin, spin.

The Bushies need to keep in mind the paramount challenge in Iraq right now. And that's security, security, security. The rest can follow. People typically prefer even brutishly delivered order to conditions rife with anarchy.

We've got to give Iraqis a better deal on security--by devastating the foreign jihadis and Ba'athist remnants. The trick, of course, is to do all that without creating legions more disaffected Iraqis who might take up arms because of heavy-handed tactics. That's where the adminstration needs to focus it's thinking.

Posted by Gregory at October 10, 2003 09:41 AM
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