Friday, October 12, 2007


General Sanchez tees off. NYTimes, via BalloonJuice:
"In a sweeping indictment of the four-year effort in Iraq, the former top American commander called the Bush administration’s handling of the war incompetent and warned that the United States was 'living a nightmare with no end in sight.'

In one of his first major public speeches since leaving the Army in late 2006, retired Lt. Gen. Ricardo S. Sanchez blamed the administration for a 'catastrophically flawed, unrealistically optimistic war plan' and denounced the current 'surge' strategy as a 'desperate' move that will not achieve long-term stability."

Former Top General in Iraq Faults Bush Administration

"'After more than fours years of fighting, America continues its desperate struggle in Iraq without any concerted effort to devise a strategy that will achieve victory in that war-torn country or in the greater conflict against extremism,' Mr. Sanchez said, at a gathering here of military reporters and editors."

Sounds like Ricardo's had a bellyful. "There was been a glaring and unfortunate display of incompetent strategic leadership within our national leaders,' he said, adding later in his remarks that civilian officials have been 'derelict in their duties' and guilty of a 'lust for power.'"


Believe it or not, "(t)he White House had no initial comment."

Let the smearing begin! Should be in full swing by Sunday morning.



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