Our friend Ralph Luker disagrees with Victor Davis Hanson's article and calls Hanson "He Who Is Without Military Experience" and "fanatic." It should be noted that he makes no further argument, but does cite Daniel Drezner, a man with no military experience, to refute Hanson. It should also be noted that Drezner does not mention Hanson in his blog entry, but does reproduce some of the arguments about troop numbers and unity of command to argue that Secretary Rumsfeld should resign. Drezner does not deal with the counterarguments about troop levels that Hanson brings up in his article.
At the risk of being accused of being a troll or attacking innocent parties, I should also point out that Dr. Luker characterizes Hanson's article as explaining "that five retired generals lack 'resolve.'" The word "resolve" does not appear in the Hanson article, so I think the quotation marks might be out of place.
For the record, I am not defending Secretary Rumsfeld. I do think we need more troops, but more to deal with situations outside of Iraq and Afghanistan. Hanson does not address this particular criticism of Rumsfeld and the Bush administration, and I think that is a weakness in his article. But to be fair, I don't know why Hanson would feel the need to refute my argument, since I'm not very important.