Thursday, August 23, 2007

 

Victory is "far-fetched"?

From Slate:

The Magnificent SevenSoldiers pen a jaw-dropping NYT op-ed about the war in Iraq.
By Fred Kaplan, Aug. 22, 2007

In April 2006, six retired generals called for then-Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld's resignation. In May of this year, Lt. Col. Paul Yingling, an active-duty officer, wrote an article lambasting the Army's general officer corps as lacking "professional character" and "moral courage." Now, just last Sunday, seven infantrymen and noncommissioned officers—all finishing their 15-month tours in Iraq with the 82nd Airborne Division—took to the New York Times op-ed page to dismiss prospects of victory as "far-fetched" and recent appraisals of progress as "flawed" and "surreal."

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