Nobody is questioning a civilians right to question military strategy, but his ability to do so. He is not relevant to all the information that probably needs to be considered.
If the author is so incompetent, or irrelevant, in terms of military affairs, why is he invited to work for the Army War College? Logically, if he's incompetent and works for the Army War College, it means this institution as a whole is probably incompetent as well. Then, since most army top brass go through this college, it means the entire US Army is incompetent, right?
I think it's rather those Bush die-hard supporters who are clearly incompetent and irrelevant here.
Speaking of irrelevancy, we were given a chance to read this gem:
The U.S. is a Republic, not a Democracy.
And your point is?????
Just a quick reminder: China is a republic and not a democracy. UK is a monarchy AND
Never let the facts get in the way of a good theory.