As a side note, let me register my amusement that The Washington Post has started a new online military affairs column...and the lead columnist is William Arkin.I'd meant to blog about him when he was first starting out, and the L.A. Times was using him - and his email address was an igc.org one. Here's the last paragraph and credits for a 2003 column of his in the L.A. Times:
The real revelation in the released document is that a preemptive war was justified on very weak evidence. The Bush administration decided Hussein had to go, but it hid behind flimsy intelligence to pretend that the imminent threat of weapons of mass destruction was a justification for war. Credit: William M. Arkin is a military affairs analyst who writes regularly for Opinion. E-mail: warkin@ igc.org.So let's go to www.igc.org.
It's "The Institute For Global Communication," home to:
Look, Arkin's a pretty good writer, and a veteran. But if you look at his opus in Google, you find him on the anti-military side of almost every issue that's come along since the 1980's.
And to appoint him lead blogger on military affairs for arguable the leading newspaper in the country certainly looks a lot like appointing 'Focus On The Family's' James Dobson as the lead rap music critic.
I'm not saying that the major media are liberal, or biased against the military or anything. But this sure makes a good case for it.