Skip to comments.Generals defend Rumsfeld
Posted on 04/15/2006 1:21:43 PM PDT by Milhous
Several retired generals who worked with Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld, including a former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, yesterday decried calls for the secretary's resignation from other retired officers.
President Bush repeated his support for his point man in the war against terrorists.
"I think what we see happening with retired general officers is bad for the military, bad for civil-military relations and bad for the country," retired Air Force Gen. Richard B. Myers, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs under Mr. Bush, said in an interview with The Washington Times. He said he would elaborate his views in an op-ed essay.
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...
General Abizaid said he's optimistic about Iraq, noting, "If we stay the course, things will turn out well."
General George Casey Jr In the end, Iraq will succeed. Its success will help transform the wider Middle East and give even greater meaning to Iraqi Freedom Day.
Lieutenant General Martin Dempsey we've had some great successes with Iraqi Ministry of Defense
Lieutenant General John Vines The solution to the situation in Iraq is not more U.S. troops, but more highly developed capability of Iraqi security forces
Major General Thomas Turner II The high voter turnout is a clear indicator that the citizens of Iraq not only have a strong desire for democracy, but they also have an increased sense of security, security that during the latest election was provided entirely by Iraqi security forces.
Major General Stephen T. Johnson USMC In the coming year in Al Anbar province, I think you're going to see continued progress in four key areas.
Brigadier General Rebecca Halstead we are seeing huge success
I agree that it's not a real strong agruement, but it is a talking point and liberals do make their conclusions from talking points.
The lame stream media is absolutely scared to death to show both sides of any issue as they are deathly allergic to the truth. And, if they actually show both sides, you can bet your bottom dollar that the side they do not agree with will be represented by someone who is an ignorant neanderthal.
But, it's good to see Rumsfeld has alot of support in his corner.
The truth of your statement is so strong Grasshopper....that it has allowed you to snatch the pebble from my hand.
I watched him(Myers) today on Fow News with Tony Snow
It is much better to snatch a pebble from the hand than to find a rock in the snatch.
Good to see this. Thaks for posting.
Unfortunately, you can add the Perfume Prince, Wesley Clark, to the critical side.
I saw one of the Generals on CNN the other day. His comments sounded like a campaign speech. I wonder how many of these Generals will wind up running for office this November?
Yeah, so they can have them. You can add General Tommy Franks to supporting Rumsfield.
Anyways, the rumor is Clark was forced out as Nato head for clashing with Sec. of Defense Cohen.
Yes, it speaks volumes. Guys like you could not rise to the top, so you blame "mean people" for keeping you from obtaining your deserved 3rd or 4th star.
Rumsfeld is a great Secretary of Defense. He's done an outstanding job. For example, 50 million people in Afghanistan and Iraq have been liberated, both countries have had free elections, and we haven't had a terrorist attack in the U.S. since 9/11/01. Thousands of terrorists have been killed or jailed. Rumsfeld has done a wonderful job, particularly considering the degree of difficulty involved. We are lucky to have him.
Personally I think those retired Generals have a different agenda. I wonderwho they voted for in 2004, what politician they will support in 2008 and what position in a Democratic Presidential cabinet they would get, if that ever happened, in 2008. Makes ya wonder...
Well, it's obvious that most of them who have been critical of Rumsfeld, initially served under Clinton's administration.
Actually, the general is right is does speak volumes that guys like him are speaking out. It shows they lack the integrity and honor by giving aid to our enemies during time of war. Their words will be used as propaganda. By their lack of understanding this or by them doing this knowing their words will be used, shows how thankful we should be that they are no longer leading our troops during this war of civilizations.
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