Sunday, December 07, 2008

He Who Laughs Last...

Last month, I mentioned retired General Eric Shinseki in a post. To jog your memory, he was the four-star General who got before the Senate and told them the truth-- that to invade and hold Iraq was going to take "several hundred thousand troops." This did not sit well with uber-prick Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, who threw Shinseki under the bus, and forced him to retire.

As I mentioned in the original post, while the neo-cons are taking the putative success of the "surge" (oh, and buying off various religious militias) as a sign that we have "won" in Iraq, I'd take it another way-- that Shinseki was right. It would take several hundred thousand US troops to take Iraq.

Today it was announced that President-Elect Obama nominated Gen. Shinseki to head up the Veteran's Administration. Have I mentioned lately how much I like Mr. Obama? Well, I like him even more now.

Oh, and I have two more nominations to suggest-- that Donald Rumsfeld and Paul Wolfowitz be Secretary Shinseki's personal boot polisher and valet, respectively.

4 comments:

Bubs said...

I was glad to see this story this morning. If I recall correctly, Shinseki said it would take 300-500,000 troops, and we should expect to have them there at least 5 years.

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Mnmom said...

I'm with you. Folks telling the truth, what a concept!!

LegalMist said...

Obama has appointed some good people so far. I am impressed, too. However, I am annoyed with him for taking our Governor (Janet Napolitano) away.