April 14, 2006
What do anti-war generals have in common?
YARGB suggests that most of the anti—Administration Generals rose through the ranks during Clinton's term in office when he politicized the military: First it was Wesley Clark. Then Eric Shinseki and Anthony Zinni. Now the New York Times reports on Paul Eaton, Gregory Newbold, John Batiste, John Riggs and Charles Swannack. What do these former generals have in common? Well, they are all criticizing the Bush administration and Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld. But what else do they have in common? Clinton's politicization of the military. I've blogged about this issue before, citing Jed Babbin's American Spectator article. PowerLine has an entry about this politicization citing Dafydd ab Hugh and Victor Davis Hanson. But what isn't mentioned is the detectable pattern with Clinton, first with the judiciary, then with the military. Certainly, we have always had contrarian generals. But Dafydd makes a point: "These generals appear to be mostly from the Clinton era....(Read Full Post)