Monday, April 16, 2007

Shrub's "war czar"

Why does shrub need someone to tell him how to "do" this occupation? He has told us he is "the decider" he is the"war president" and he is the "commander-in-chief."

Is he looking for yet another someone else to blame for this fiasco? It's been hard for him to blame the Democrats - hard as he tries. He has tried to blame the media as not being gung ho and positive enough - about what - now over 3300 of our children dead? and who knows how many dead Iraqis? And how many displaced? and made homeless? and trying to get out?

In the midst of his search for the new "war czar" comes this very telling piece from a retired MArine Corp General who was asked if he wished to be considered for this "post."

Here is his concluding paragraph:

It would have been a great honor to serve this nation again. But after thoughtful discussions with people both in and outside of this administration, I concluded that the current Washington decision-making process lacks a linkage to a broader view of the region and how the parts fit together strategically. We got it right during the early days of Afghanistan -- and then lost focus. We have never gotten it right in Iraq. For these reasons, I asked not to be considered for this important White House position. These huge shortcomings are not going to be resolved by the assignment of an additional individual to the White House staff. They need to be addressed before an implementation manager is brought on board.
You can read his entire piece - Why I Declined To Serve - by clicking HERE

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