New Iraq Commanders Differ
Friday, January 5, 2007; 10:54 PM
WASHINGTON -- President Bush is installing two experienced commanders from vastly different backgrounds to carry out the new Iraq policy he will announce next week, substituting them for generals who had qualms about a fresh buildup of U.S. troops in the war zone.
One of the new military chiefs, Lt. Gen. David Petraeus, is an Iraq veteran who wrote a Princeton dissertation titled "The American Military and the Lessons of Vietnam." Iraq has drawn more and more comparisons to that quagmire.