Thanks but no thanks…

April 11, 2007

The White House apparently wants to appoint a “war czar” to oversee the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, but is finding the position hard to fill.  Three retired four-star generals have declined to be considered for the position, which would have authority to issue directions to the Pentagon and State Department.

“The very fundamental issue is, they don’t know where the hell they’re
going,” said retired Marine Gen. John J. “Jack” Sheehan, a former top
NATO commander who was among those rejecting the job. Sheehan said he believes that Vice President Cheney and his hawkish
allies remain more powerful within the administration than pragmatists
looking for a way out of Iraq. “So rather than go over there, develop
an ulcer and eventually leave, I said, ‘No, thanks,’ ” he said.

Once again, this says something about the current situation in Iraq, Afghanistan, and the White House.  It also proves our military leaders, and retired military, are far more intelligent and realistic than the people who led us into war and want to keep us there.

link to Washington Post story

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