Monday, September 25, 2006

Who said it?

I am a West Point graduate, the son and son-in-law of veteran career soldiers, a two-time combat veteran with extensive service in Bosnia, Kosovo, and Iraq, and a life-long Republican. Bottom line, our nation is in peril, our Department of Defense's leadership is extraordinarily bad, and our Congress is only today, more than five years into this war, beginning to exercise its oversight responsibilities.
Answer here:

Maj. Gen. John Batiste, US Army (retired), my new hero. Full transcript and video here.

Update: Oh, it gets better. From later in the speech:
What do we do now? We are where we are, plagued by the mistakes of the past. Thankfully, we are Americans and with the right leadership, we can do anything. First, the American people need to take charge through their elected officials. Secretary Rumsfeld and the Administration are fighting a war in secret that threatens our democratic values. This needs to stop right now, today. Second, we must replace Secretary Rumsfeld and his entire inner circle.
Interestingly, Batiste seems to be calling for a true war mobilization, with rationing and a major increase in ground forces. Seeing as I oppose the war in the first place, it's not a path I approve of. But it at least has the virtue of honesty and coherency, a nice contrast with Bush's record of incoherent mendacity.

1 comment:

Mike said...

I hope more of these guys come forward. This is the only way to dump these neocons and Bush.

Maybe if the Dems win, they will have the balls to impeach this idiot.