Thursday, April 24, 2008

Here Comes the New Boss Just Like the Old Boss

In a move that surprised no one, Der Monkey Fuehrer has named military lapdog General Betrayus Petraeus to be head of Centcom. That's the overlord of the entire military presence in the Middle East, and that's the post that Admiral William Fallon quit because he could not in good conscience prepare for the war with Iran that Baby Doc and the other neocons so desperately are salivating for.

Not our boy Betrayus, though. He has that weird combination of ambition and subservience that Baby Doc admires in his subordinates, and the plans to go full speed ahead on the war with Iran will continue pretty much unabated, now that he's going to be in charge.

So why the headline? Not because Betrayus is like Fallon. No, because Betrayus's successor in Iraq will be Lt. Gen. Ray Odierno, whose command of the 4th Infantry Division in Iraq was highlighted by a series of war crimes.

Those two will certainly make a Dynamic Duo, but it's one that bodes ill for the already shaky future of our entire Middle East operations.

And it also gives an additional patina of inevitability to us going to war with Iran.

1 Comment:

pepsiholic said...

Geez Farns what is it about liberals that makes them hate successful generals? Is it because the surge is working and you can't stand that we aren't cutting and running?



And "Lt. Gen. Ray Odierno, whose command of the 4th Infantry Division in Iraq was highlighted by a series of war crimes." Are you talking about the despicable rape and killing of that Iraqi girl? Sorry bud if you are, you are wrong. Odierno wasn't in charge of the 4th at that time. Odierno commanded the U.S. 4th Infantry Division (4th ID) from October 2001 to June 2004 during which he deployed the division to Operation Iraqi Freedom from March 2003 to April 2004. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raymond_T._Odierno You must have meant: Maj. Gen. James Thurman, commander of the 4th Infantry Division, ordered the investigation after a preliminary inquiry. http://www.globalsecurity.org/org/news/2006/060701-troops-probe.htm That crime I believe happened early in 2006.



"and the plans to go full speed ahead on the war with Iran will continue pretty much unabated, now that he's going to be in charge."



Willing to put your money where your mouth is Farns. I'll bet you $100 that we don't preemptively attack Iran before Bush leaves office. Now on the other hand, I wouldn't bet $10 that Israel attacks Iran and if Iran retaliates that we attack...