Sunday, March 19, 2006


Iraq: Three Years On...

Critiquing Rumseld

This is an interesting quote on Rumsfeld and the War to date:

"First, his failure to build coalitions with our allies from what he dismissively called 'old Europe' has imposed far greater demands and risks on our soldiers in Iraq than necessary. Second, he alienated his allies in our own military, ignoring the advice of seasoned officers and denying subordinates any chance for input," Eaton said.

"In sum, he has shown himself incompetent strategically, operationally and tactically, and is far more than anyone else responsible for what has happened to our important mission in Iraq," Eaton said.

Eaton, who was in charge of training Iraqi military forces from 2003 to 2004, said President George W. Bush should replace Rumsfeld with someone like Sen. Joseph Lieberman, a Connecticut Democrat, who could "repair fissures that have arisen both between parties and between uniformed men and the Pentagon big shots."

I agree with those defending the war that we can't cut and run at this point. But we also can't continue to wage war as we have been, we need to win and Rumsfeld is not the person to lead us to that victory.

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