I am leaving Thursday to join my friends and fellow patriots. Be there with me.
Wish I could be there.
Senior Adviser General Merrill McPeak Interview April 08, 2007
Excerpt from Interview (then):
When McPeak was asked about pulling out of Iraq. He said, " he favored a departure as early as feasible; but it is not a good idea to give a public date! That gives options to those that would do us damage! In a sense, we could do more important things than immediate departure. Our position in the Middle east is probably sabotaged for centuries. There are Positive steps we could take now and announce now. Economic assistance doesn't make any difference until you have stabilization or settled down- then you can help them get back on their feet."
The General was asked about Abu grab several times in this interview. The General said, he "strongly believes we should bulldoze Abu grab prison and plant a garden! He also believes "we should fire 20,000 contractors in Iraq who are not in the assistance (grid construction) field, simply gun slingers, mercenary types. Like Blackwater?" asked the Interviewer. The General hesitated and responded at that point, "yes; I would get them out this afternoon! he added; "as they are an insult to our military! If there is something wrong with our trained Army, then we should fix it. Many of the contractors are from overseas, very tough guys!"
"We are building a dozen or so main operating bases in Iraq-large bases. I would announce we are suspending all construction, because is a waste of money! In the beginning you could argue you could stay a 100 years and make a very good argument. You could have argued in 2003, go in and build a permanent presence. It would have been a logical case to be made. He gave examples of the US being in other countries for decades. We can't stay now because we had so messed up the operation. The dozen or few bases, we are just constructing are just monuments of the past-- and stop construction because of the cost," he adds. The General emphasized, "the Pictures of what happened at Abu grab prison will be in textbooks read by Arab school children for generations. Raise it and blow it up!" The General said lawyers in uniform have recommended this for a long time. Those in Washington, sitting in an office in uniform have decided differently."
When asked (1 year ago) that he might become the Military Adviser for Obama, he added, " he was impressed with what he could see. What I liked about Obama was he told me he "wants "to change the game, not just be good at the game". Hillary knows how to play the game....."
Cindy - ‘they will recount stories of how they participated in war crimes’
Wasn’t your son a soldier over there? On his 2nd tour? are yous aying he took part? No? Just other peoples kids did these things. I bet NO ONE did. Just like Kerry made it up during Winter SOldier. Just like hime they will make thinks up.