Monday, April 10, 2006
Retired LtGen Greg Newbold:Iraq War is a Mistake
TIME: Marine Lt Gen Greg Newbold was the Pentagon's top operations officer. Prior to the war he voiced his opposition to this "unnecessary war" and retired 4 months prior to the invasion in part out of opposition to those "who used 9/11's tragedy to hijack our security policy." Read what Newbold reveals about BushCo's massive fuckups and how like during Vietnam, we've been fooled again: "1971, The Who released the antiwar anthem Won't Get Fooled Again. To most the song conveyed a sense of betrayal by the nation's leaders, who had led our country into a costly and unnecessary war in Vietnam. To those of us who became career members of the military during those times, the song conveyed a very different message. To us, it meant that we must never again stand by quietly while those ignorant of and casual about war lead us into another 1 and then mismanage the conduct of it. Never again, we thought, would our military's sr leaders remain silent as US troops were marched off to an ill-considered engagement. It's 35 yrs later, and the judgment is in: the Who had it wrong. We have been fooled again." Sadly yes... but we've been fooled w/our eyes wide open.