Friday, April 27, 2007

The Colonels Don't Agree With The Generals

My Way News - Army Officer Criticizes Generals on Iraq:
BAGHDAD (AP) - An active duty U.S. Army officer warns the United States faces the prospect of defeat in Iraq, blaming American generals for failing to prepare their forces for an insurgency and misleading Congress about the situation here.

'For reasons that are not yet clear, America's general officer corps underestimated the strength of the enemy, overestimated the capabilities of Iraq's government and security forces, and failed to provide Congress with an accurate assessment of security conditions in Iraq,' Lt. Col. Paul Yingling said in the article published Friday in the Armed Forces Journal.

Several retired generals have made similar comments, but such public criticism from an active duty officer is rare. It suggests that misgivings about the conduct of the Iraq war are widespread in the officer corps at a critical time in the troubled U.S. military mission here.
The Repugs keep saying the generals want us to stay the course, etc. Of course, those would be the generals who were not fired or forced to retire or just left on their own because they couldn't go along with the administration's BS. Now the colonels are beginning to "express their feelings" about the situation in Iraq.

Okay, let's review shall we? The American people want the troops out of Iraq. The Iraqi people want the American's out of Iraq. The American troops want to get out of Iraq. Why are we still in Iraq?!
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