The Guardian ! God I hate that newspaper.
Such that a larger storm is coming.
Don't trust leftist rags like the Guardian.
Anyone with any brains at all saw this coming months ago.
Former 2 star who couldn't get the job done calls for Rumsfeld's resignation? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!
This is just silly. Unless he means to say, its a war between communists and fascists, or between stalinists and conservative catholics, or whatever. Who knows what he means by that. I used to read Will's commentary eagerly, back when I was young and he was prematurely old (and now I'm prematurely old, sadly...).
As for Eaton's comment, unfortunately the article gives us nothing to explain what the general proposes. Rumsfeld is incompetent. Fine. So what should we be doing that we aren't doing?
Mr. Eaton? Mr. Borger? Mr. Steele?
Rumsfeld and Bush's answer is that we will fight on until the enemy is beaten. Thats clear cut. What is the general's answer?
Compared to the 300,00 to 1,000,000 that we are digging up in the mass graves, killed since Gulf War 1? Just by the numbers, fewer Iraqis are dying now than under saddam
"A former US army general yesterday called for Donald Rumsfeld to resign .."
This is the Democrats new assault ..... dems are so transparent.
Political offensive targets Bush
By Rowan Scarborough
THE WASHINGTON TIMES
March 18, 2006
Senate Democrats have mapped a political battle plan for the March congressional recess that calls on lawmakers to stage press events with active duty military personnel, veterans and emergency responders to bash President Bush on virtually every one of his national security policies.
(Excerpt) Read more at insider.washingtontimes.com ...
George Will, a prominent isolationist paleocon, left the reservation a long time ago. Nothing new in that. As for "Mr." Eaton, he is the person who is required to be competent "operationally and tactically", not the Secretary of Defense. If Mr. Eaton's superiors had assessed Secretary Rumsfeld's mission statement and concept for Iraq to be unworkable, and they failed to "fall on their swords" over it, shame on them. I smell a future job as a NBC news "analyst" for "Mr." Eaton, or possibly a Democratic congressional nomination. At least he said that the mission was "important", that had to hurt Mssrs. Borger and Steele's ears.
And he's what? A former general, did you say?
Not enough in the ol' pension plan, eh, Paul?
SO now you're out prostituting yourself for your own 15 minutes of fame?
The problems in Iraq stem from Bush's mid-course decision to build a democracy instead of install a benign dictator or partition the country. These are not Rumsfeld issues. I think Rumsfeld is doing a great job.
The war in Iraq is intrinsic to the war on terror; it is essential to keep America safe that a defeat be dealt to al Qaeda in Iraq so that they don't draw the same lesson they did when we bugged out of Lebanon and Somalia. I'd rather see us escalate the war and take out Assad than to allow al Qaeda to win in Iraq. Have these people gone mad? What will be the consequences for oil prices and for humanity if we allow ourselves to accept their defeatists nonsense that's been shoveled to us everyday by the Democrats, the MSM, and now Buckley, Buchanan, and white flag Will. We cannot allow these people to bring us to defeat when victory is so close. After all the service members have done and suffered, the will to victory is being sapped by people who've never served and always enjoyed the benefits from those who have.
Everyone must keep in mind that the alternative they propose - quiting now - is not peace, but further war closer to home by an emboldened enemy the MSM, et al. could not see and will not fully reproach or describe because of their contempt for the president.
THIS CRAP HAS GOT TO STOP!
Dig a little deeper here and you will find a two-star angry that he did not become a three-star.
If you even worked in the general assignments offices of the services you will find some of these guys (and more so their wives)as catty and jealous as your worst town gossips.
"Paul Eaton, a former American army general in charge of training Iraqi forces until 2004"
Up and till 2004 the chief complaint was that they weren't getting trained so I guess "former" is probably the right terminology for the one that was supposed to be training them!
"While he criticized others for decisions that led to what he called a false start, General Eaton accepted responsibility for the most visible setback in the training, when a battalion of the new Iraqi Army dissolved in April 2004 as it was sent into its first major battle. The Pentagon sent Lt. Gen. David H. Petraeus, who had commanded the 101st Airborne Division during the invasion and early occupation, to review the program and then to take over the training mission after General Eaton completed his yearlong tour."
In other words, he was fired, replaced, and now wants to share his sour grapes with us.