U.S. generals call for Democratic takeover

October 24, 2006

“The best thing that can happen right now is for one or both of our houses to go Democratic so we can have some oversight”
– Maj. Gen. John Batiste, leader of the Army’s 1st Infantry Division in Iraq in 2004 and 2005

“The way out that I see is to hand the House and the Senate to the Democrats and get this thing turned around”
– Maj. Gen. Paul Eaton, in charge of training the Iraqi military from 2003 to 2004

Read ’em and weep.


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  1. […] If national security and terrorism is what floats your electoral boat, let’s consider some salient facts. First, Bush has lost the war. That’s right, he lost it. Iraq is edging ever closer to full-on civil war and there is no end in sight. “Stay the course” is nice when you have a plan that works, but after three-plus years of things getting progressively worse, I it’s obviously time for a change. Generals are calling openly for a Democratic takeover of congress so we can “get this straightened out” and “have some oversight.” The Army, Navy and Air Force Times newspapers have all published editorials calling for Bush’s secretary of defense to resign. The National Intelligence Estimate says invading Iraq in the first place has increased – not decreased – our risk of terrorist attack here at home, in direct contradiction to what the president says. And speaking of terrorism, where is bin Laden? […]

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