Young officers question Iraq war.

At Fort Leavenworth, KS — the “intellectual center of the United States Army” — young officers are undergoing an “outspoken re-examination of their role in Iraq.” The officers have examined, for example, whether more active four-star generals should have spoken out and whether Donald Rumsfeld bears responsibility for the war’s mistakes. The New York Times reports:

One question that silenced many of the officers was a simple one: Should the war have been fought?

“I honestly don’t know how I feel about that,” Major Powell said in a telephone conversation after the discussions at Leavenworth.

“That’s a big, open question,” General Caldwell said after a long pause.