04 July 2005

Now they listen


Remember General Shinseki? Remember his saying that the Iraq effort would take several hundred thousand troops? Remember Rumsfeld saying that was "wildly off the mark"? Remember the wanton destruction and looting of arms caches, which more troops could have prevented?

Now Bush, the man who can't think of a mistake he's ever made (apart from those "youthful indiscretions"), says
As we determine the right force level, our troops can know that I will continue to be guided by the advice that matters: the sober judgment of our military leaders.
It would have been nice if he'd listened before starting this war, huh?