Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Me And the Army/Navy/Air Force/Marines Agree - Rumsfeld Has To Go

Hmmm, let's see...if the troops are calling for Rumsfeld to go...and Bush refuses to kick him out....who's not supporting the troops now?
ONE of the most respected journals covering the US military has called for Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld to be sacked, adding to the chorus urging President George W. Bush to oust the Iraq war architect.

News of the coming editorial in the influential Army Times and other military periodicals came as leading neoconservative Richard Perle, who chaired a committee of Pentagon policy advisers early in the Bush administration, stunned foreign policy experts with the admission that if he had his time over again, he would not have supported the invasion of Iraq.
"The time has come, Mr President, to face the hard bruising truth," said an editorial appearing in the November 13 issues of the weekly Military Times group of newspapers, which include the Army Times, Navy Times, Air Force Times and Marine Corps Times. "Donald Rumsfeld must go. Rumsfeld has lost credibility with the uniformed leadership, with the troops, with Congress and with the public at large. His strategy has failed, and his ability to lead is compromised.

"And although the blame for our failures in Iraq rests with the secretary, it will be the troops who bear its brunt."
BTW, Perle's (i.e. the Prince of Evil) admission that Iraq was a mistake is only an admission that Bush and Rummy screwed it up. It is not a repudiation that the entire idea of starting wars to spread freedom is retarded (which is my contention).

Regardless of the Neocons admissions, it is good to see a voice coming from the Armed Forces. This is very similar to Kevin Tillman's letter. There are a number of very disgruntled troops, but only those on the outside can say so. Duty and honor prevent those from currently serving from complaining publicly.

UPDATE: Looks like somebody listened to the troops.

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