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Generals and Majors like never
before, are tired of being in the shade.


Intellectuals shredded while-u-wait Posted by Picasa

Fresh from The Battle of the Bathtub Ring comes General Goldstein with two bold proclamations that are part of his contribution to Operation Swiftboat the Generals.

Example one:

Rumsfeld’s popularity (or lack of popularity) among military brass, in fact, seems tied in large part to his designs on re-forming the military. And while there is undoubtedly some disagreement among military leaders about the best way to fight the war in Iraq (remember, certain generals and politicians assured us we’d need 250k ground troops in Afghanistan to avoid a “quagmire”), there can be no doubt that what the military has accomplished in five years under Rumsfeld’s leadership is quite impressive, from an historical standpoint. And should democracy take hold in Iraq and affect change in the region, Rumsfeld could well go down as one of our most successful Defense Secretaries ever.

Example two:

For a few retired US generals to be calling for Rumsfeld’s resignation publicly even as we are embroiled in that battle sends a message to our enemies that the general’s believe we are losing. And, as everyone with a shred of intellectual honesty knows that not to be the case—that the only way we can lose is if the public will is sapped—calling for Rumsfeld’s ouster now not only sends the wrong message to Americans, but it likewise sends the wrong message to Iraqis, the vast majority of whom are optimistic about the direction of the country.

“…a shred of intellectual honesty…”

Oh my. Jeff writes his own epitaph.

For those keeping score at home, you may now add the dissenting generals to the list of people or groups who want us to lose The War on Terror so that the Islamojihadigangstagangstas will kick down Jeff’s door and rip his copy of Harold and Kumar Go To White Castle from his cold, dead dishpan hands…

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