Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Bush is no friend of the military

President Bush likes to pretend that the debate over the war in Iraq comes down to him and the U.S. military on one side and the radical hippies and nervous-nellie womenfolk on the other.

Nothing could be further from the truth. Most of the military veterans in Congress oppose Bush's Iraq policy, as do scads of retired generals.

When active-duty generals express misgivings about his policy, they get fired or otherwise shunted aside in favor of somebody who will toe the line. And then, when his policy fails to produce desirable results, he blames the generals who followed his orders.

No comments: