You do know the difference between criticism for self aggrandizement and constructive criticism. Hagel doesn't.
A war of attrition against the Jihadists is a losing proposition.
You better get used to it because it will be the status quo for our lifetimes. There are 1 billion Muslims in the world and about 10% of them wnat to murder your children.
Jihadists are firmly in control of several large cities, which is not too good.
Perhaps, perhaps not. From my point of view, luring an enemy in to a kill zone is good thing. Hopefully thats the long range plan and the Iraqi government gets aboard that train.
Well, if you've listen to the Bush admin describe the fronts in the WoT, killing the terrorists is only part of it. They know a war of attrition is a loser. That's why they're trying to shut down the madrassas in Pakistan, trying to change the curriculum in Saudi schools, etc.
One thing I know Bush will not do is to simply wipe off the map those cities which are in control of the Jihadists.
While it's easy (and lazy) to say "Nuke Fallujah," fact is, that isn't going to happen. Therefore, the fact that an entire city is a "kill zone" is not relevant.