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WAR: Another US General questions readiness for war

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posted on Oct, 18 2004 @ 09:20 PM
Another in a long line of US military commanders has questioned the armies readiness in the war in Iraq. Army Lt. Gen. Ricardo Sanchez, who has since been replaced in Iraq, wrote a memo to top army officials in late 2003 comlaining about the armies readiness for combat, citing lack of spare parts, and poor readiness rates for equipment in Iraq
The war in Iraq again became a focus of the presidential race Monday with the leak of a document from a former top U.S. commander who questioned the Army's preparedness.

Army Lt. Gen. Ricardo Sanchez wrote a memo in December 2003 in which he complained to top Army officials about a shortage of spare parts, lack of protective gear and poor readiness rates for Army weapons in Iraq.

The memo was leaked to the Washington Post, which first reported it in Monday's editions. CNN has since seen a copy of the memo, dated December 4, and also obtained a December 13 response from Gen. George Casey, then vice chief of the Army.

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How many more memos, statements, or leaks will have to be made public before President Bush acknowledges that thinks aren't as rosey in Iraq as he would like the general public to believe?
It's no wonder that we now have a story that a reserve unit refused orders citing insafe equipment.

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[edit on 18-10-2004 by sensfan]

posted on Oct, 18 2004 @ 09:48 PM
Did someone mention to the President that our military is designed to engage and annihilate other militaries? Or did they convince him that we have our forces optimized for pacification programs? Would he understand the difference anyway?


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