I found this article via Crooks and Liars. It is from the Seattle Times and is written by a former Marine Captain who served two tours of duty in Iraq.
From the article:
"Three years ago, I was a Marine Corps captain on the Iraqi/Kuwaiti border, participating in the invasion of Iraq. Awestruck, I heard our howitzers thunder and watched artillery rockets rise into the night sky and streak toward Iraq Â their light bathing the desert moonscape like giant arc welders.
As I watched the Iraq war begin, I completely trusted the Bush administration. I thought we were going to prove all of the left-wing antiwar protesters and dissenters wrong. I thought we were going to make America safer. Regrettably, I acknowledge that it was I who was wrong."
Go read the rest of the article. It is a powerful "boots on the ground" perspective of the quagmire that is Iraq.
6 retired Generals have come out and called for Rumsfield's resignation, a rarity in military tradition. Active duty members of our Armed Forces are PROHIBITED from critiquing the Administration, so it falls upon our retired warriors to tell the truth.
They have served us well in the past. We need to listen to their words and heed their message in these troubling times.