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Heavy-Handed Politics

"€œGod willing, with the force of God behind it, we shall soon experience a world
without the United States and Zionism."€ -- Iran President Ahmadi-Nejad

Wednesday, April 19, 2006


Make no mistake, the attack on Rumsfeld is no more complicated than just another way to attack Bush and try to disrupt his presidency. The left has been on this path (and that includes the media) for 5 1/2 years. Rumsfeld has been working on transforming the military, and there are Generals, with good political acumen which has helped them get to where they are now, that don't like it. They don't like this administration, Bush or Rumsfeld; and they don't like the transformation.

Here is another perspective.

The Real Story: News Media Fall in Love with Generals
by Jim Kouri, CPP

Well, this was quite a week. Most notably, it was the week of the news media's newfound love for generals. Suddenly, the Washington press corps is lap-dancing for these warmongering men who command troops to go into battle and kill, destroy and annihilate.

And if you believe that, then you've been snookered by the left-wing press once again.

The mainstream news media have about as much love and admiration for our military's top commanders as they have for President George W. Bush and members of his administration. Unless, of course, the generals don't much care for Bush or his Defense Secretary. And what a bonanza! They've got six retired generals to blast away at Bush through his Secretary of Defense Don Rumsfeld.

Yes, folks -- count 'em -- six retired generals, some of whom led troops in Iraq, have spoken out against Rumsfeld in recent days, accusing him of arrogance, ignoring his field commanders, and micro-management. Usually the guy who's lower on the Totem poll perceives the folks above him or her as arrogant, so that's just an opinion voiced by most disgruntled employees. Ignoring his field commanders may be a good thing or a bad thing, so it depends on which side of the desk you're sitting. Micro-management? Have they forgotten the old adage? "War is too important to be left to the generals." Can you believe it? The left-wingers in the press actually want generals to have autonomy during a war.

Read on...


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