Ignoring his generals


Published: Friday, January 12, 2007 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, January 11, 2007 at 11:49 p.m.
Our commander-in-chief, who has no qualification whatsoever as a global strategist, who has repeatedly said that he will "Listen to his commanders in the field" about Iraq and Afghanistan, has once again demonstrated that he is totally out of touch with reality.
After the two top commanders involved, Gen. Casey and Gen. Abizaid, both of whom are four-star generals, have publicly said that increasing the force level in Iraq is the wrong thing to do, King George the Worst has replaced them with men who will support what he wants. And that is not the worst of it. General Abizaid, who is of Arabic descent and speaks the language fluently, is being replaced as the CENTCOM Commander by a Navy admiral.
Being a veteran of two tours in Vietnam and 16 years in the Army and also somewhat of a military historian, I ask you this question: What does a Navy admiral know about conducting a ground war in two landlocked nations? When the two generals charged with conducting the war both publicly question the President's methods, one in a U.S. Senate hearing, something is very wrong.

Richard Hill,

Alachua

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