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.

2 comments:

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.