In 21st century America the current government (the presidency and Congress of one party) has taken control not only of defense and military policy, but also military operations. No other administration, including that of Abraham Lincoln during the Civil War or Franklin Roosevelt in World War II, has ever done that. The unprecedented imposition of neoconservative ideology on military operations has led directly and inevitably to the debacle in Iraq.Perhaps that explains why an unprecedented number of retired generals have felt duty-bound to speak out against the current administration.
Friday, August 25, 2006
Former Senator Gary Hart: