Monday, April 10, 2006

Three Star General Questions Bush's War

Fish stories from the White House have come to spawn.

On Sunday, the New York Times reported that a three star general recently wrote an article in Time magazine where he said he regretted "he [had] not more energetically question[ed] those who had ordered the nation to war."

And that ain't all.

Lt. Gen. Gregory Newbold, former director of operations for the Joint Chiefs of Staff who retired in 2002 also "urged active-duty officers to speak out now if they ha[ve] doubts about the war."

Each time a high-ranking military officer speaks out against Bush's War, I hearken back to the day when Rep. John Murtha bravely held a news conference and told a haughty nation the war was lost.

It sure looks like Murtha knew exactly what he was talking about last fall; and to all those Republicans who shamelessly tried to embarrass him, let them suffer the consequences of their folly in November; an anniversary gift to commemorate the moment.

Here's what Newbold wrote:

"I now regret that I did not more openly challenge those who were determined to invade a country whose actions were peripheral to the real threat — Al Qaeda."

The decision to invade Iraq, he wrote, "was done with a casualness and swagger that are the special province of those who have never had to execute these missions — or bury the results."

Let's see the administration try to spin their way out of this one; or the Chickenhawks.

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