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Applying the Principles of War to Harriet Miers SCOTUS Nomination
My Sandmen ^ | 10.05.05 | Major Mike

Posted on 10/06/2005 12:42:21 PM PDT by Mr.Atos

MOOSEMUSS. Yes, MOOSEMUSS. That is what came to mind when the discussion amongst the right about the Harriet Miers nomination went into full tilt yesterday…MOOSEMUSS.

Hat tip to Mr. Atos for planting the seed with his Bangalore Torpedo piece, and after all the rancor yesterday, I thought, MOOSEMUSS.

I don’t buy the theory that in an instant, that the President, who incidentally, got the GWOT right, and the John Roberts nomination right, who has Dick Cheney as his VP and Condi Rice as his SOS…blew a gasket and has gotten this completely wrong. I thought…maybe …MOOSEMUSS.

I think that the President had many possible choices here, but I think he chose to be a bit more devious than he is being given credit for. I think he, as Mr. Atos points out, is taking this opportunity to covertly attack the leadership and structure of the Democrat base. Why do I think that? MOOSEMUSS.

MOOSEMUSS is the easily learned acronym that highlights the nine, generally accepted, Principles of War. Notice I didn’t say battle. Battle…a general encounter between armies, ships of war, or airplanes. War…a period of declared and open hostilities. For the uninitiated, fighting wars…protracted periods of combat, and fighting battles…encounters between warring forces, are two entirely different matters and require two entirely different schemes. One, war, requires strategic thinking, and battles, require tactical thinking. These are two entirely different operational levels.

So, when I think MOOSEMUSS, I am not considering the tactical, I am considering the strategic.

Let’s look at the Miers nomination and see if, somehow, the guy who got the GWOT, may also get the Principles of War, when it comes to waging a long term strategic campaign against the Democrats.

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1 posted on 10/06/2005 12:42:27 PM PDT by Mr.Atos
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To: Mr.Atos

Excellent post!

2 posted on 10/06/2005 1:31:05 PM PDT by RasterMaster (Proud Member of the Water Bucket Brigade - MOOSEMUSS!)
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To: Mr.Atos
At first I thought this was referring to a Moose mess.

Me so silly.

She deserves a chance Bump!

3 posted on 10/06/2005 4:10:17 PM PDT by Earthdweller (Earth to liberals, we were not in Iraq on 9/11 so how did the war cause terrorism again?)
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To: potlatch; devolve; PhilDragoo; bitt; Zacs Mom

Check out Moosemuss link at post #1

4 posted on 10/06/2005 9:48:34 PM PDT by ntnychik
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To: ntnychik


5 posted on 10/07/2005 12:54:08 AM PDT by devolve (--------------- ( -- under deconstruction -- ) ---------------)
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To: Salvation
Dynamic Portland Trio, Ping!

Major Mike got some nationwide attention for My Sandmen this week.

Hugh Hewitt... MOOSEMUSS and Miers

6 posted on 10/07/2005 7:20:40 AM PDT by Mr.Atos (
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To: All; ntnychik
A LIST OF PING LISTS: Pass this link on.
7 posted on 10/10/2005 12:24:43 AM PDT by alessandrofiaschi
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