posted on Nov, 8 2006 @ 02:03 PM
The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs General Pace acknowledged he was not consulted about replacing the Oberfuhrer, Herr Rumsfeld. Indeed he was not even
notified of the most significant change until 10 AM today. The same word was "leaked" by Bush43 operatives to the public around 12:45 PM, barely 15
minutes before the President’s news conference. Do you think the Joint Chiefs could have offered any valuable insights, or input into the choice of
a successor to Rumsfeld? Or is it Bush43 and VP Cheney have so little regard for or respect of the top military leaders of our Armed Forces they
don't even want to act a sif they want their help? Sweet Jesus, it’s business as usual in Crawford. This man has not only not learned a lesson from
Tuesday, he is already plotting to re-gain his imagined pre-eminence.
So who do we find to replace Rumsfeld? Bob Gates, a worn-out but trustworthy old timer from around Capitol Hill. Former head of the CIA, which is not
necessarily a good recommend from my point of view, and sitting in the plush Texas Agriculture and Mechanical University job as president, a holding
pattern for the rich and famous.
It had earlier become obvious a new face if not a new substance was needed in the War on Iraq as envisioned by the Bush43 and VP Cheney team. So who
do they hire? Old, tested and reliable James Baker, who has worked for so many past presidents you’d think he would have died by now. And to join
him, to keep the critics quiet, Lee Hamilton, long time Democrat from Republican Indiana, and the reliable co-chair of the Nine Eleven Commission.
No, I don’t know of any impeachable offenses any of those men have committed, but I ask you, out of 300,000,000 people, why do we have to have old,
worn out political hacks to run (or is it ruin?) this county? Sweet Jesus. They got us into this mess, how the Holy Heck can they now get us out of
Iraq without making fools of all of us, most especially those 3000 men and women who have died for this botched “endeavor?” You tell me.
[edit on 11/8/2006 by donwhite]