Sunday, April 1, 2007

Why Admirals Are Airheads And Should Never Be Put In Charge Of Anything

It's the Navy culture, stupid.

Bush's hand-picked leader of the massive fuckup war on terror in the Middle East, Navy Admiral William J. Fallon, told CNN's Kyra Phillips today that:

...Iraq isn't in a civil war...but is driven by "small factions fighting each other." -- Admiral William J. Fallon, Commander, CENTCOM
Oops, isn't that the definition of a civil war?

According to the latest National Intelligence Estimate on Iraq, the official assessment by intelligence agencies in the US government:
"The intelligence community judges that the term "civil war" does not adequately capture the complexity of the conflict in Iraq, which includes extensive Shiite-on-Shiite violence, al-Qaida and Sunni insurgent attacks on Coalition forces, and widespread criminally motivated violence," an unclassified summary of the new NIE released Friday said.

"Nonetheless, the term 'civil war' accurately describes key elements of the Iraqi conflict, including the hardening of ethno-sectarian identities, a sea change in the character of the violence, ethno-sectarian mobilization, and population displacements," the NIE summary said.
By all reports, Admiral Fallon is "...doon a heckuva job." Digg Stumble Upon Toolbar propeller Furl

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