For instance, in reading this week's Patriot Post, I learned of the commander in Afghanistan's plea for more troops and the ensuing outcry by the media (yes, I REALLY don't listen/watch/read news very much during the week.) Here's what the Patriot Post has to say about it:
"For our part, we believe Gen. McChrystal understands the score very well in Afghanistan. Having weighed the options, he took a calculated gamble to use the media to place the onus on Obama to follow through with his stipulated policy. Gen. McChrystal and, more importantly, his troops lose that gamble only if he receives just enough support from the Obama administration not to get the job done. Of course, that would never happen -- right?"
The Patriot Post is definitely a "finer thing" so I'm linking to Finer Things Friday.