Saturday, June 09, 2007

Pace fired because he opposed war in Iran?


Is Bush purging military leaders who have opposed war in Iran? leveymg on DailyKos thinks so:

George W. Bush, in effect, just fired the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Peter Pace, USMC. This is unprecedented, as it is the first time the JCS Chair has not been reappointed.

Pace's replacement will be Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Michael Mullen, if the Senate approves his nomination.

The Admiral appears to be a much more convinced true-believer than Pace. Mullen was quoted in an address earlier this month to naval personnel:

"The enemy now is basically evil and fundamentally hates everything we are -- the democratic principles for which we stand ... This war is going to go on for a long time. It's a generational war."

Read that again. Mullen says he thinks we're in a Long War with Evil. Who does that sound like? Click the link above and take a look at Admiral Mullen. That man, if confirmed by the Senate, will have all of our lives in his hands. Is he the man you want to have that responsibility? You do have a say in that - let your Senator know what you think.

If the Democratic Congress lets Bush and Cheney (really Cheney, I suspect) provoke a useless war in Iran before impeaching them, they will have a lot more blood on their hands. This has got to stop.

UPDATE: Other folks don't seem to have the same opinion: e.g. Kevin Drum, the New York Times.


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