Thursday, June 14, 2007

Powell Belies 'Commander Guy' Bush
by Robert Parry
Excerpt: Washington journalists face a tricky dilemma.
One of their all-time favorite “wise men” – Colin Powell – has belied Bush’s “commander guy” fiction, albeit in an understated way. On NBC’s “Meet the Press” on June 10, host Tim Russert asked Powell why his prediction of a troop drawdown by early 2007 hadn’t come to pass.
“A different choice was made by the President,” Powell answered. “The President received advice from his military advisers last fall that said, do not send more troops.
“Gen. [John] Abizaid went before the Congress, the commander of Central Command, and said he had consulted with all his division commanders in Iraq and all of the senior commanders, and none of them wanted to send additional troops.
“They thought the strategy at that point should be to put the burden on the Iraqis to resolve what I call a civil war.”
Too bad the press and the Democrats have given Bush a pass of those lies. Bush says he's following the recommendations of his gernerals - but he's not - but the whore press and the sheepish Democrats allow those lies to go unanswered.

hat tip to BARTCOP

1 comment:

Dubesor said...

Thanks for that little tidbid on Powell. I dislike his careful and safe approach. More about that here:

As Jim Hightower explains it, is that “the wealthiest 1 percent of Americans possess more net worth today than the bottom 90 percent of us combined. Worse, these privileged few and their political henchmen have structured a new economic ‘normal’ of long-term joblessness, low wages, no benefits or worker rights, miserly public services, and a steadily widening chasm between the rich and the rest of us.” We must restore sanity to this nation.