Posting this report from the National last night for the very interesting discussion at about the 7:40 mark and following where Brian Stewart analyzes Harper's comments from Saturday about the objective of the mission. Here's a quote from Harper which stood out in some of the reporting which goes to what Stewart was getting at:
"He simply will not last very long. I think that is the basis on which we're moving forward. If I am being frank here, that is probably more understood than spoken aloud. But I just said it aloud," Harper said.Why Harper ventured there in creating expectations like that...smartest guy in the room syndrome kicking in?
Update: Additional source for that Harper quote.