April 21, 2006

The more I learn, the more of a Rumsfeldian I become..

Penraker has an interesting historical summary of the campaign to "get Rumsfeld." It started long before Iraq, and well before 9/11...

Here's one item I didn't know:

...About Five days after the war began, there was a flurry of media reports claiming that we did not have enough troops, that because of that, we had gotten bogged down, and now were in danger of losing. Only Five days in!

The media howled for a while, and got slammed for doing so. Then, they revealed their sources: "retired generals" were feeding them this stuff. "We have all these retired generals coming to us and telling us that the whole operation is in jeopardy. What are we supposed to do, not report it?"

The retired generals strike again. It even seems this time that they did not care what effect this had on the men in the field, they were out to use every blip in the news cycle to complain about things. Very, very disturbing....

I remember slamming the media for those utterly disgusting accusations that we were "bogged down," and "in danger" five days into the campaign! Now I discover it was the "retired generals" sabotaging our forces. For them to do it is ten times worse than for the media. They know better.

Posted by John Weidner at April 21, 2006 1:11 PM
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