Saturday, October 13, 2007

"Retired Lt. Gen. Ricardo Sanchez, coalition commanderin 2003 and 2004, called the Iraq war "a nightmare with no end in sight,"

CNN "... commander of coalition forces in Iraq issueda harsh assessment of U.S. management of the war,saying that American political leaders cost Americanlives on the battlefield with their "lust for power."Retired Lt. Gen. Ricardo Sanchez, coalition commanderin 2003 and 2004, called the Iraq war "a nightmare with no end in sight," for which he said the Bush administration, the State Department and Congress all share blame. Sancheztold a group of military reporters in Arlington, Virginia, on Fridaysuch dereliction of duty by a military officer would mean immediatedismissal or court martial, (but no one has been) held accountable.He said the Iraq war plan from the start was "catastrophically flawed,unrealistically optimistic," & the administration has not providedtheresources necessary for victory, which he said the military couldnever achieve on its own." http://tinyurl.com/2b6ozk "Today, its therevelation of the existence of secret documents that justified theuse oftorture at very moment when the government was publicly pronouncingthose techniques to be "odious." The day before, it was the provencollusion between the Blackwater mercenaries who are acting in Iraq http://tinyurl.com/2f9mt4 http://www.comics.com/editoons/cohen
http://www.letemps.ch/template/tempsFort.asp?page=3&article=216767
http://www.thenation.com/doc/20071029/editors
http://www.americanprogress.org/cartoons
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What is the mission? - at what cost- versus what other threats?How does it all affect the careers and morale of those serving?What alternatives do they have? Case Studies welcome here:

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