Excellent summary of the facts, Christopher. Republicans have no reason to cheer, and Democrats have no reason to wring their hands in frustration. All attempts by Republicans to hide the full report will simply give the nation’s better angels a jucie issue upon which to campaign.

Jim Ridgway, Jr. military writer — author of the American Civil War classic, “Apprentice Killers: The War of Lincoln and Davis.” Christmas gift, yes!

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