LOL, the title of this thread is an accurate description of this debate.
You seem to forget, they are not under Rumsfield anymore. It was the same when Schwarzkopf publically disagreed with Bush (1) about marching to Baghdad. The military was publically critical of Mcnamara during Vietnam because of his belief we should pull troops out during Kenedy's administration.Originally Posted by yeahright
As for the other examples I will have too look them up. I have several books on the subject.
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Let's not forget that the military brass do not like the reform that Rumsfeld has been pushing.
Which military brass? The 6 that the media are hyping right now? It's also a question of what's meant by not liking Rumsfeld's changes: the range runs from mild technical disagreements here and there to "I think he should resign in disgrace."Originally Posted by BioHazzard
I'm just very sketpical of our media in this war. I think they've been patently unfair and often dishonest. We hear so much about these 6 generals as of late. You realize that there are 900 active generals in the military, right? And of these, 10-15% retire every year. Finding 6 retired generals out of a pool of thousands to carp about Rumsfeld would not be that difficult.
I don't think we're hearing the full story, and nor do I trust the press to give it to us.
If you have some actual data, I'd be genuinely interested in reading through it.
Recall that in the 2004 election, the military brass supported Bush by a nearly 80:20 margin to Kerry. If they opposed Rumsfeld so much, I very seriously doubt that those figures would have been as lop-sided as they were.