from today's washingtonpost (link from melissa):
After a period of relative quiescence, congressional leaders last week began expressing rising concern about the risks of American unilateralism. Some of the sharpest criticism came from an independently minded Republican, Sen. Chuck Hagel of Nebraska, whose distinguished Vietnam War record gives him credibility on national security issues.
"It won't be the military might of the U.S. alone that wins the war against terrorism," Hagel said in an interview. Sustaining and building "a new Iraq," he added, will require "a vast amount of resources. . . . America cannot do this alone. That was the lesson we should have learned from Vietnam, the greatest foreign policy failure in our history."
Iraq, Hagel said, "is not the most imminent threat to America today. There is also North Korea, the Israeli-Palestinian issue, the Pakistan-India issue, major problems in South America. These are all combustible, dangerous threats to international stability and peace. We have to deal with these. We can't do it alone. We need the resources and support of our allies."
also, from heck's kitchen, a nifty technique to survive tomorrow's state of the union address.
one more week till i get to de-cyanify, and return to being lazy and involved in life.