"Adm. Mike Mullen, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, made a similar argument on Tuesday in Baghdad. “I think it’s important to recognize, or emphasize, that these are documents that cover the period 2004 to 2009,” Admiral Mullen said. “Much has changed since 2009, particularly with respect to our focus, our new strategy in Afghanistan and Pakistan.” - NYT: 7/28/10
Right, it's perfectly ovious that the Afghan situation has changed much more between 2009 and 2010 than it did between 2004 and 2009.
Because if the Oliver North episode taught us anything, it's that whatever comes out of the mouth of a man in uniform; be it 'God bless America' or 'bidi bidi bidi bidi I like poo', is automatically the epitome of truth and rightousness. Let's roll.