Saturday, April 15, 2006

We Need To Listen To Our Retired Warriors

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 — 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.


  1. Anonymous12:35 PM

    All day long on the news they are talking about these retired Generals calling for Rumsfeld's resignation. But Bush says Rummy will stay. How nice. H&K

  2. Joanie:

    Special for you, an Easter post with pictures of the pups.

  3. Out of all the retired general officers in the country, only six are calling for Rummy's resignation? Sounds like he's doing pretty well. Just out of curiosity, how many of these "vocal and concerned" generals received their stars under Billy Clinton, and were they calling for resignations when he wagged the dog with the Serbs? Just curious.

  4. Dan, I disagree. I believe it is momentous for these Generals to speak out. They are speaking out because they can do so without being "swift-boated", as others who have tried to speak out have been. Go check out the backgrounds of the 6 - they ALL had dealings with our troops on the ground in Iraq.