Top Geneal Call for Rumsfeld's Firing

In what is quickly becoming a multi-party series, the Washington Post reports that yet another retired General is speaking out about Sec. Def. Donald Rumsfeld:

The retired commander of key forces in Iraq called yesterday for Donald H. Rumsfeld to step down, joining several other former top military commanders who have harshly criticized the defense secretary’s authoritarian style for making the military’s job more difficult.

“I think we need a fresh start” at the top of the Pentagon, retired Army Maj. Gen. John Batiste, who commanded the 1st Infantry Division in Iraq in 2004-2005, said in an interview. “We need leadership up there that respects the military as they expect the military to respect them. And that leadership needs to understand teamwork.”

Batiste noted that many of his peers feel the same way. “It speaks volumes that guys like me are speaking out from retirement about the leadership climate in the Department of Defense,” he said earlier yesterday on CNN.
It does speak volumes. Sooner or later, a General that hasn't retired yet is going to be so fed up with the shit rolling down hill from the White House that he's going to speak out. Then watch the fireworks.

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