Tuesday, April 18, 2006

The Generals

Six generals have spoken out against President Bush and Donald Rumsfeld's handling of the war, so job number one on for Conservative Commentators is to discredit the Generals.
These vultures have hovered over Rumsfeld's stubbornly vibrant carcass for way too long, and they just can't let him sprint out of yet another crisis: the call for his resignation by a half dozen retired generals.

Nothing inspires liberals in the press more than the opportunity to glorify liberals in uniform.
David Limbaugh, An incurious Rumsfeld-bashing media
What is one to make of the six retired generals who, in recent days, have called not only for the resignation of Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, but have questioned whether U.S. troops should remain in Iraq much longer? Only that it will further embolden America's enemies who are betting that the United States is weak, morally corrupt and lacks the stomach for protracted conflict.
Cal Thomas, Retired summer soldiers.

Even if you thought that invading Iraq was a good idea, I fail to understand how you think that the plan followed has gone well. But that's not the message Conservatives want America to hear just now, so they are attacking the generals. Makes perfect political sense.

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