Fire The Generals. Fire Them Now.
Recently there was a veritable blogstorm over a Washington Post article where the Joint Chiefs of Staff were unanimous in their opposition to Bush's plan to "surge" the armed forces in Eye-Rack by 30,000 troops. Obviously this creates a cognitive dissonance coming from a man who has repeatedly said he will follow the advice of "the generals". Also, the Army Chief of staff General Shoomaker has advocated that the army needs to grow, but only by 7,000 a year because that is the maximum the armed forces can train and deploy per year.
But all those criticisms are now moot since the yes-mens fucking up the struggle for Eye-Rack have fallen into line with WorstPresidentEver's ill-conceived plan:
Top U.S. military commanders in Eye-Rack have decided to recommend a "surge" of fresh American combat forces, eliminating one of the last remaining hurdles to proposals being considered by President Bush for a troop increase, a defense official familiar with the plan said Friday.
The approval of a troop increase plan by top Iraq commanders, including Gen. George W. Casey Jr. and Lt. Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, comes days before Bush unveils a new course for the troubled U.S. involvement in Iraq. Bush still must address concerns among some Pentagon officials and overcome opposition from Congress, where many Democrats favor a blue-ribbon commission's recommendation for a gradual withdrawal of combat troops.
But the recommendation by the commanders in Iraq is significant because Bush has placed prime importance on their advice. The U.S. command in Iraq decided to recommend an increase of troops several days ago, prior to meetings in Baghdad this week with Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, the defense official said.
So the plan was recommended by Raymond "mock execution" Odierno? This is gonna go well.