As much as I hate the Berets, let us not forget that that Wolfowitz has absolutely ZERO military experience yet he talks like he's George S. Patton. He has absolutely no business publicly questioning Shenseki in such an important issue, it sends a terrible message to the troops.
Wolfwitz hid in college instead of going to Vietnam, and he's been a career bureaucrat ever since. Shinseki, on the other hand, graduated from the USMA and performed two combat tours in Vietnam, one as a forward artillery observer.
Wolfowitz's comments to Shinseki should consist of "no sir" and "yes sir"
To: stimpyone; Captain Kirk
posted on 02/28/2003 8:54:52 AM PST
(We come in Peace but shoot to kill...)
May I remind you that the military SERVES the civilian in our goverment!
Shinseki used up his credibility with me a long time ago. Any clown who was promoted to such a high rank during an administration watched over by Klintoon and Hitllary is, IMHO, *highly* suspect. Look to the clown Wesley "Perfumed Prince" Clark if you need any example of what I mean.
Combat per se insures no one bit of credibility... just experience. We don't know what decisions this guy MADE UNDER COMBAT. Just 'being there' is not enough...
You didn't happen to notice that, here in America, the military is under the command of the civilian government, did you? Someone should be saying "Yes sir" and "no sir" but not Wolfowitz. What the two did in the early 70s is completely and totally irrelevant.
Or did someone stage a military coup while I was passed out last night?
Wolf has every right to brace Shinseki. It is the civilians that run the military, not vice versa. Most importantly, Shinseki should have resigned months ago; he is aware the administration has little confidence in him, but like all of Clinton's satraps, he cannot leave the stage gracefully.
posted on 02/28/2003 11:28:36 AM PST
I spent two years in Nam and as far as I'm concerned my admiration for Wolf is much greater than that for Shinseki. Just because a person did not serve in Viet Nam does not make that person inherantly evil or unpatriotic. And just because someone served there doesn't make him/her good or patriotic.
posted on 02/28/2003 11:32:20 AM PST
AAAAhhhhh...excuse me but the Deputy SecDef outranks this REMF ass COS. But then again most people who never served wouldn't know a thing about the chain of comman structure. Shenseki is a Clintonite drone. I am glad I never had to be on active duty when a bunch of REMF ass jerry's kids got to wear the beret that I had to literally kill to wear!!! I think that ass even has a Ranger tab...but I knew alot of REMF butter bars who had a Ranger tab..."The tab is just a school...the scroll is a way of life"!!
Wolfowitz does talk like Patton...and God bless him for it everyday!!
posted on 02/28/2003 12:39:56 PM PST
by Ga Rob
("Concensus is the ABSENSE of Leadership" The Iron Lady)
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