American Hero Watch (update): John Batiste
Go! General, Go!
Retired Maj. Gen. John Batiste, who led the 1st Infantry Division in northern Iraq in 2004-2005, on Sunday also called for "a secretary of defense whose instinct and judgment we all trust."Batiste probably has a chest full of metals but he deserves another really big one for telling the truth, despite the Swiftboating he gets by the shameless conservatives who dwell in the dark shadows (to borrow a Bushism).
Batiste told CNN's "Late Edition" he sees "a direct link between Haditha, the national embarrassment of Abu Ghraib, going on four years now of uncontrollable chaos in Iraq, with the bad judgment, poor decisions of our secretary of defense back in late 2003 and 2004."
"We went in under-resourced, overcommitted. And the strain on the force is unbelievable," Batiste said. CNN article
"Batiste a deserves metal for telling the truth.
Instead, he'll be Swiftboated."
You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free John 8:32
If you watch Fox, than you know the spin on Haditha is that libs are using this to blame and smear the troops.
Read the above quote again. Is there any bashing of the troops in that quote?
It's the conservatives who are making this a troops issue. Liberals are, quite consistency and quite correctly, making this a policy and leadership issue.