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Lawrence Wilkerson, Colin Powell's former Chief of Staff, writes an op—ed about the White House "Cabal"

Ed Lasky   10 25 05

Douglas Hanson adds:

Wilkerson repeats this easily debunked myth about troop strength:

'We have a secretary of Defense presiding over the death—by—a—thousand—cuts of our overstretched armed forces (no surprise to ignored dissenters such as former Army Chief of Staff Gen. Eric Shinseki or former Army Secretary Thomas White).'

So, how did we get so overstretched so quickly unless we didn't have the deployable troops in the first place?  What Gen. Shinseki was passing off as Congressional testimony is the real scandal.  This is not dissent, but rather a lack of accountability and candor before the duly elected representatives of the American people.

Lawrence Wilkerson, Colin Powell's former Chief of Staff, writes an op—ed about the White House "Cabal"

Ed Lasky   10 25 05

Douglas Hanson adds:

Wilkerson repeats this easily debunked myth about troop strength:

'We have a secretary of Defense presiding over the death—by—a—thousand—cuts of our overstretched armed forces (no surprise to ignored dissenters such as former Army Chief of Staff Gen. Eric Shinseki or former Army Secretary Thomas White).'

So, how did we get so overstretched so quickly unless we didn't have the deployable troops in the first place?  What Gen. Shinseki was passing off as Congressional testimony is the real scandal.  This is not dissent, but rather a lack of accountability and candor before the duly elected representatives of the American people.