Best Defense comment of the day comes from "Ironcapt" and should be filed under "dunno whether to laugh or cry":
I'll admit, at first, I shared Exum's concerns about the Boys from Benghazi being a little too close to the radical Islamist camp, with their track record of sending suicide bombers to Iraq. I think I may have overreacted. If these guys were hard core AQ types, they'd probably be winning more battles.
Thomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military for the Washington Post from 2000 through 2008.