Friday, December 02, 2005

THE REAL ROOT OF MURTHA'S ANTI-WAR RIFF: pure 'n simple BS from disgruntled Army Brass

In addition to having to put up with leaks and disinformation and sabotage from the Arabists and status quoists in the CIA and at State, Bush has to contend with a constant stream of negative leaks from disgruntled Army Brass - via Murtha, for example. He is the mouth-piece for the old-time Brass who are disgruntled and want to cook Rummy's goose.

The reason they're disgruntled has NOTHING to do with Iraq and everything to do with Rumsfeld's aggressive re-engineering of the DoD - and his use of NEW methods of war-making, -- methods which are NOT traditional Army methods. Afghanistan and Iraq were won with NEW doctrines and methods which MANY in the Army don't like. ALSO: the last two Chiefs of the Joint Chiefs were AF and Marines - each for the first time. This pissed off a lot of Army generals, too.These useless old self-serving Army generals should FADE AWAY! Or at least get out of the way.


Pastorius said...

I believe that many in the Army are angry with Rumsfeld's radical reshaping of the military. However, I don't think that, simply, is the source of Murtha's cut and run ideology:

News Max reports:

After terrorists attacked U.S. troops in Mogadishu, Somalia 12 years ago, anti-Iraq war Democrat, Rep. John Murtha urged then-President Clinton to begin a complete pullout of U.S. troops from the region.
"Our welcome has been worn out," Murtha announced on the "Today" show in September of 1993. Two weeks later, after the Black Hawk Down tragedy, Murtha visited American forces in Somalia and came back to announce that the incident had devastated our troops' morale. He advocated an immediate pullout, proclaiming, "There's no military solution."

Of course, I guess, News Max is a questionable source, but this one has the ring of truth.

What do you think?

To me, Murtha's outright call for a "cut and run" strategy betrays more than mere disgruntlement.

Anonymous said...

get that man a bugle! sounds like murtha likes to sound the retreat...