Thursday, September 11, 2008

"We cannot kill our way to victory"

Joint Chiefs chairman Mike Mullen: Afghanistan not going well, needs new direction

Gen. David Petraeus: No such thing as "victory" in Iraq

As high as the possibility is that these words will be perversely twisted by stupid people as a reason to stay Dubya's course, I still appreciate the candor of our military brass. Hopefully, we aren't too battered as a nation to rectify our mistakes, or dumb enough to continue eight years of politically charged disaster.

The cost is simply too high in every possible sense.


Nick said...

Too bad Gen. Petraeus has no desire for office. He'd be a great Commander-in-Chief.

Then again, he's likely above the political junk and probably wishes to stay that way.

Ian McGibboney said...

Yeah, I got that impression too. He also has a smile reminiscent of Alberto Gonzales and Bill Kristol, which may have factored into his decision.