The Night of the Generals
April 2007 / http://tinyurl.com/yllqfpr
The six retired generals who stepped forward last spring to publicly attack Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld's handling of the Iraq war had to overcome a culture of reticence based on civilian control of the military. But while each man acted separately, all shared one experience: a growing outrage over the administration's incompetence, leading some of the nation's finest soldiers to risk their reputations and cross a time-honored line.
Lieutenant General Greg Newbold, former director of operations on the Joint Chiefs of Staff; retired from the Marines with three stars in 2002.
Major General Paul Eaton, West Point graduate; oversaw the creation of the new Iraqi Army until 2004. Retired with two stars in 2006
Major General John Batiste, former commander of the First Infantry Division; retired with two stars in November 2005.
Major General John Riggs, Vietnam veteran; headed army's Objective Force Task Force. Retired in April 2004 after losing one of his three stars
Major General Charles Swannack Jr., West Point graduate; commanded the 82nd Airborne in Iraq until 2004, making 153 jumps himself. Retired with two stars in 2004.
Lieutenant General Paul Van Riper, Vietnam veteran; retired as a Marine three-star in 1997. Served as a consultant to Rumsfeld's Pentagon
I just luv these so called military experts who get only get their from sources approved by George Soros. They find six generals and think they have a good case.<quoted text>
You do know that ALL generals are presidential appointments, don't you. And their appointment must be confirmed by the Senate. Because of that, Liberal president tend to appoint Liberal generals and Conservatives tend to promote Conservative generals.
Now I have never met a looney left or right general but did you notice that two of those generals were demoted prior to being retired?!? And all were retired under Bush in his first few years in office.
Oh, my cousin who is a retired colonel and a graduate of the Army War College, Class of 1994, was offered his star but was told he would have to do two years in the Pentagon and he thought it was just too damn close Pres. Clinton so he turned them down.
Last year we had over 500 retired generals endorsed Mitt Romney but they think that just because a few generals endorse Obama, he is a better candidate.
November 04, 2012
Report: 500 Generals, Admirals To Endorse Romney
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