Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Give the Man a Medal

I'd be willing to wager that David Kilcullen is not a name that is familiar to the vast majority of Americans who follow the events in Iraq with any seriousness or frequency (a feat that is admittedly becoming increasingly difficult). The following video demonstrates why that's a shame.

Kilcullen's interview with former 60 Minutes II correspondent Charlie Rose lasts for approximately one hour, but if you're willing to stick through it, or even just a good chunk of it, I have to think that you'll see why this entry is aptly named. Put simply: this former lieutenant colonel from the Australian Army should have been advising -- if not running -- our counterinsurgency efforts in Iraq from the very beginning. (For those of you who are more textually-inclined, the International Herald Tribune has the transcript of the interview here.)

No comments: