Saturday, March 10, 2007

Support the Troops

Bill Maher had a segment last night with retired Major Gen. Paul Eaton, the man who was originally responsible for training the Iraqi troops. He had nothing but scorn for the Bush administration:
"We've got this thing that so many military believe that Republican administrations are good for the military. That is rarely the case. And, we have to get a message through to every soldier, every family member, every friend of soldiers that the Republican party, the Republican dominated Congress has absolutely been the worst thing that's happened to the United States Army and the United States Marine Corps."
Crooks & Liars has the video. Well worth watching.


David said...

Where was he in 2004?

Mr Furious said...

Unfortunately none of these guys are able to speak up 'til they retire.

Or until their books are ready to hit shelves...[/sarcasm]

S.W. Anderson said...

"Unfortunately none of these guys are able to speak up 'til they retire."

No, they can speak up before then and they should. Or else, they can resign and say their piece. It just takes the cojones, the sense of duty, to be prepared to settle for a less-comfy retirement, or maybe no military retirement.

What was that the signers of the Declaration of Independence pledged ". . . our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor" . . ?