This article talks about how Rumsfeld has put US and British troops in danger by insisting on sending a smaller force than what the military experts thought was necessary. I saw some interesting commentary by several former military types on PBS. They were not at all the stupid, bloodthirsty warmongers that some paint them as. In fact, they had very telling things to say about what a mess Bush may have on his hands if things turn ugly in Baghdad.
In any case, I've managed to resume hacking this week. Did some more fun stuff with my eCos toy that I'm developing for a magazine article. I also updated some of my Debian packages.
I hope that Martin, newly elected Debian Project Leader, can do something about making things work better. Bdale is an extremely competent guy who I have a great deal of respect for, but his style seemed to be more 'behind the scenes'. I kind of miss the days when Bruce actually led by doing things. That, and lots of competent hackers over the years, are what made Debian great. Not beaurocrats devising complex ways to sort out people who want to get involved. Ah well... we'll see where this leads.