Saturday, October 13, 2007

Incompetence -- Another "Phony Soldier" Speaks Out

No less a personage than former Supreme Commander of the Iraq War Illegal Occupation has spoken out againt the BFEE.

Retired Army Lt. Gen. Ricardo Sanchez, who commanded U.S. forces in Iraq for the first year of the occupation, has called the Baby Doc maladministration -- and by extension Der Monkey Fuehrer himself -- incompetent.

In a speech before a conference of Military Reporters and Editors in Arlington, Virginia, Sanchez blasted the administration for mishandling the Iraq quagmire in the desert:

There has been a glaring, unfortunate display of incompetence in strategic leadership among our national leaders. They have unquestionably been derelict in the performance of their duty. In my profession, these types of leaders would be immediately relieved or court-martialed.
Sadly, Sanchez drew up short of demanding a full and immediate withdrawal. "America has no choice but to continue our efforts in Iraq. A precipitous withdrawal will unquestionably lead to chaos, in my opinion, that would endanger the stability of the greater Middle East."

Okay, so Sanchez doesn't go far enough, and his statement that something would "lead to chaos" is not congnizant of the fact that it can't lead to chaos, since chaos already exists and will only get worse.

Sanchez seems locked into that gambler's mindset -- I saw it myself in Las Vegas -- that insists on throwing good money after bad because we've already gambled away a small fortune, and it would be bad to quit now before we've won back what we lost.

That's what keeps Vegas running, and it doesn't work any better there than it does in the real world.

So, Mister Pimple-ass Rush Limbaugh, I supposed that General Sanchez is another "phony soldier" in your estimable opinion. You and all of the other armchair generals on the right wing who never saw a day in uniform but haven't let that stop you from pontificating on military matters.

Bunch of fucking chickenhawks.