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Friday, October 12, 2007

Iraq - YAG

Yet Another General - in this case, Ricardo Sanchez, aka Petraeus 1.0 - has come out against the mess that is Iraq, Raw Story tells us.
ARLINGTON, Va. - The U.S. mission in Iraq is a "nightmare with no end in sight" because of political misjudgments after the fall of Saddam Hussein that continue today, a former chief of U.S.-led forces said Friday.

Retired Lt. Gen. Ricardo Sanchez, who commanded coalition troops for a year beginning June 2003, cast a wide net of blame for both political and military shortcomings in Iraq that helped open the way for the insurgency — such as disbanding the Saddam-era military and failing to cement ties with tribal leaders and quickly establish civilian government after Saddam was toppled.

He called current strategies — including the deployment of 30,000 additional forces earlier this year — a "desperate attempt" to make up for years of misguided policies in Iraq.
So much for the vaunted surge.

And someone really, really needs to ask David Betrayus about whatever happened to the hundreds of thousands of guns and ammo that vanished while he was in charge of distributing said guns and ammo to the troops.

Someone other than "Assboil" Limbaugh, that is. Who won't make the mistake of, you know, referring to the retired General as a "phony General."

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At 9:19 PM, Blogger Ms. Manitoba said...

Your on top of your form, mon ami!


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