Eric Shinseki is in the news. Obama is appointing him to head the VA. We haven't spent much time talking at Cobb about the particular angle that Shinseki did or did not play in the planning and execution of the Iraq War. All I can divine is that Shinseki said we needed a much bigger troop footprint in Iraq than Rumsfeld, and that Wolfowitz notoriously called Shinseki wildly mistaken. Wolfowitz subsequently backed off, saying he didn't know what he was talking about. I seem to recall that Shinseki marched off in a huff but has kept his mouth shut since then.
It can be suggested that Shinseki's entire objection to the Iraq War effort was vindicated by the successful redeployments known as the Surge. But what else are people likely to say?