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Saturday, April 28, 2007

Iraq War - They Speak Out

BAGHDAD - An active duty U.S. Army officer has taken the unusual step of openly criticizing the way generals have handled the
Iraq war, accusing them of failing to prepare their forces for an insurgency and misleading Congress about the situation here.

"For reasons that are not yet clear, America's general officer corps underestimated the strength of the enemy, overestimated the capabilities of Iraq's government and security forces, and failed to provide Congress with an accurate assessment of security conditions in Iraq," Lt. Col. Paul Yingling wrote in an article published Friday in the Armed Forces Journal.

"In 2007, Iraq's grave and deteriorating condition offers diminishing hope for an American victory and portends an even wider and more destructive regional war," he said.
Meanwhile, DimWit McJeebus opined the following:
Bush made it clear again Tuesday that he would use the second veto of his tenure against the legislation, which would set a goal of pulling most U.S. combat forces from Iraq within six months of Oct. 1.

"I'm disappointed that the Democratic leadership has chosen this course," Bush said. "They chose to make a political statement. That's their right, but it is wrong for our troops and it's wrong for our country. To accept the bill proposed by the Democratic leadership would be to accept a policy that directly contradicts the judgment of our military commanders."
How Orwellian. Black is white, bad is good, and supporting the troops means sending them to war and keeping them there till dead, maimed, or exhausted, depending on their luck. Broken, in any event.

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