Thursday, January 04, 2007

Send in the yes men

By Capt. Fogg

George W. Bush shares yet another characteristic with Adolf Hitler -- he thinks he knows more about conducting military operations than his generals. As he has done countless times, George has now gotten rid of two more people who question his genius. The Raw Story reports the breaking news that Gen. John Abizaid, U.S. commander in the Middle East who was scheduled to retire in March, will leave now and be replaced by Adm. William J. Fallon and that Gen. David Petraeus will replace Gen. George Casey as commander of U.S. forces in Iraq. Both men, Abizaid and Casey, have expressed concern about George Bush's "more of the same" strategy which so closely mirrors Lyndon B. Johnson's reliance on ever increasing troop levels in Vietnam.

Once again we are shown that Bush's only measure of his subordinates is blind loyalty to his crusade. Screw up and you get a medal, speak up and you get the back door.

(Cross-posted at Human Voices.)

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