Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Myers to be replaced by Pace as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs

     I'm not expecting any improvements in anything, but then again, I wouldn't want the best generals taken out of the field.

     Which reminds me, yesterday, the establishment press had this little article, the worst I've seen in a while.

Command Responsibility
By Andrew J. Bacevich

Tuesday, June 28, 2005; Page A15

Who "lost" Iraq? With blame for the unhappy course of events since U.S. forces occupied Baghdad in April 2003 routinely heaped on civilian officials, the military itself has gotten a pass. In fact, senior U.S. commanders have botched the war. Acknowledging that fact is an essential first step toward improving the quality of U.S. generalship.

     The article then goes on to damn General Sanchez's heavy-handed approach to the Iraqis.  I can just picture Bush saying "Sanchez, you deal with things just like you'd want.  It was simply fortune that put you in the position you are now in, and we trust your instincts implicitly.  Go ahead, takes chances or play it by the book, we [the Bush administration] simply don't care."

     The blame game begins(continues?), and this time the game is to blame the Generals.

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