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Saturday, April 05, 2003

Those Subtle Editors At The NY Times

I am pretty sure the red pencil crowd played a part in this one. The grandson of General George S. Patton writes today in the NY Times, and provides some of the general's favorite maxims:

"A good plan today is better than a perfect plan tomorrow"

makes a nice countepoint to those who were arguing several news cycles ago that Rumsfled had blown the planning by deploying too few troops. But the prize winner is the editor's version of how to deal agressively with the enemy:

"hold 'em by the nose and kick 'em"

I suspect that the General's intent was more specific, and directed at the enemies rear area.

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