His latest boneheaded suggestion?
Troop levels should be based, not on battlefield strategy and tactics, but on messages needing to be sent. Messages.
This is embarrassing:
Warner: Bush Should Bring Troops HomeWould someone wake this old man up and remind him that it's the diplomatic corps that is utilized to deliver messages and not the 101st Airborne?
By Anne Flaherty, Associated Press Writer
Washington (AP) - Sen. John Warner, a prominent Republican on military affairs, urged President Bush on Thursday to start bringing some troops home from Iraq by Christmas.
Such a move would send a powerful warning to the Baghdad government that time is running out, said Warner, R-Va.
Warner said the president next month should announce the withdrawal of a certain number of troops to send a "sharp and clear message throughout the region and the United States" that the commitment in Iraq is not open ended. (link)