Thursday, March 30, 2006
Retired Sgt Maj Haney blasts BushCo
LADailyNews: Eric Haney, is a retired command sgt major of the US Army, and was a founding member of Delta Force, the military's elite covert counter-terrorist unit. You might assume Haney is sympathetic to the Bush admin's current plight in Iraq (he even has a quote from Bill O'Reilly on his book), but he has close ties to the Pentagon, so he's privy to info denied the rest of us. Q: What's your assessment of the war in Iraq? A: Utter debacle. But it had to be from the very first. The reasons were wrong. The reasons of this admin for taking this nation to war were not what they stated. Tommy Franks was brow-beaten and pursued warfare that he knew strategically was wrong in the long term. That's why he retired immediately afterward. His own staff could tell him what was going to happen afterward. We have fomented civil war in Iraq. We have probably fomented internecine war in the Muslim world between the Shias and the Sunnis, and I think Bush may well have started the third world war, all for their own personal policies." Holy crap. Look for 'ole Sgt Maj Haney to end up w/a dead girl and a live boy in a motel room.