The article is pointing out the flaws of the previous administration, the incredible ignorance of the media, and the implacable resolve of GWB to prosecute the 'evil doers' to the last cave in Afghanistan or the last bunker in Iraq.
David Christian was on FOX today (he is the military advisor to John Kerry, D-MA). He was quite critical of the Clinton administration and very complimentary of the Bush administration. But his major point was that soldiers - of any rank in any service - will double their efforts to ELIMINATE the enemy that killed these men.
Bob Bevilaqua was even more pointed. 'The Special Forces will get their heads on a platter - and won't care how they do it'. Both of THESE men have been there, done that.
They also said to expect casualties, but that military personnel now knew they had support at the WH and Pentagon and that gave them resolve to finish the job. Sounds 'logical' to me.
REALLY p***-poor public relations, that.