Zinni Blasts Bush: Is Vietnam Happening Again?

Ex-Envoy Criticizes Bush's Postwar Policy (washingtonpost.com)

Also from the Post: Powell and Joint Chiefs Nudged Bush Toward UN

Now the picture is coming clear:

While the administration's plan to go to the Security Council surfaced publicly only in recent days, the seeds of the effort can be found in a trip by Gen. Richard B. Myers, chairman of the Joint Chiefs. While Myers was in the area, he had a 90-minute private session in Qatar on July 27 with Gen. John Abizaid, the new chief of the U.S. Central Command and the top commander in Iraq, who pressed him to accelerate efforts to bring in more international force.

According to one senior defense official, who spoke on the condition that he not be quoted by name, Myers came home determined "to get some international troops in here to do things international troops are good at doing -- de-mining, peacekeeping." Myers was convinced international peacekeeping forces were necessary to free U.S. forces to go on the offensive against remnants of Saddam Hussein's Baathist Party.
And so we find ourselves with a Presidential speech tomorrow night, at this "crucial moment" in the war on terrorism. Bush's leadership seems to consist of getting in front of the people he's leading.