Israeli military historian Martin Van Creveld writes in the Forward: Costly Withdrawal Is the Price To Be Paid for a Foolish War.
"Forget about face-saving and conduct a classic withdrawal."
Van Creveld, a professor of military history at the Hebrew University, is author of "Transformation of War" (Free Press, 1991). He is the only non-American author on the U.S. Army's required reading list for officers. (Bio from The Forward)
Hat tip to Helena Cobban.
Note about the Forward - the nation's premier Yiddish newspaper. When the Dove lived on the Lower East Side 24 years ago, she used to walk by the Forward's old offices on her way to work downtown - a walk that also took her past the original cemetery of Jews in New York. I don't know of a newspaper more resonant with the history and culture of Jews in the USA.
This Van Creveld is no terrorist-appeasing wuss.