I remember sitting in the White House looking at those generals, saying do you have what you need in this war? Do you have what it takes? I remember going down to the basement of the White House the day we committed our troops as last resort. Looking at Tommy Franks and the generals on the ground. Asking them do we have the right plan with the right troop level? And they looked me in the eye and said, yes, sir, Mr. president.
Of course, I listened to our generals. That's what a president does. A president tests the strategy and relies upon good military people to execute that strategy.
Saturday, October 09, 2004
This was pretty astounding. Shinseki told Bush the right thing and they humiliated him (and, yes, media whores, effectively removing him from the loop 3 months before his announced retirement is equivalent to "firing" him). And, now the Commander in Chief War President, after making it obvious what happens to anyone who did ask for more troops, has the gall to blame the military for the decisions he's responsible for. Unfuckingbelievable:
by Atrios at 11:39