Saturday, October 13, 2007

The Truth, At Long Last

Thank you, General Sanchez - I thought I would never see actual leadership from anyone on this war (I disagree with your assessment about staying there, as well as the notion that something like victory can be achieved by transcending partisan politics - way too later for that now - but you placed the blame for this catastrophe exactly where it belongs).

Now, though you have a clear conscience, prepare to be ostracized for the rest of your life.


profmarcus said...

just to keep things in perspective...

general sanchez perjured himself before the senate armed services committee in testimony you provided on 19 may 2004...
On May 19, 2004, General Ricardo Sanchez testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee Hearing on Iraq Prison Abuse.

U.S. SENATOR JACK REED (D-RI): General Sanchez, today's USA Today, sir, reported that you ordered or approved the use of sleep deprivation, intimidation by guard dogs, excessive noise and inducing fear as an interrogation method for a prisoner in Abu Ghraib prison.

REED: Is that correct?

LIEUTENANT GENERAL RICARDO SANCHEZ, COMMANDER, MULTINATIONAL FORCE-IRAQ : Sir, that may be correct that it's in a news article, but I never approved any of those measures to be used within CJTF-7 at any time in the last year.
the general may be able to create an effective smokescreen for some people, but it ain't workin' with me...

doomsy said...

Good point - Sanchez is a highly imperfect messenger, and I probably should have taken some more time to note that; there's also stuff about his days under Bremer over in Iraq that I want to get into again, hopefully tomorrow. Also, his stuff about blaming the media and its agendas or whatever for the war is lame. It was just good to hear SOMEBODY point out the obvious in so many words.