Here comes the new boss; same as the old boss

It was announced today that President Bush will replace the top commander in Iraq, Gen. George Casey, Jr. with Army Lt. Gen. David H. Petraeus, who is currently commander of the Army’s Combined Arms Center at Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas.  In my opinion, one brilliant, intellectual soldier-statesman is being replaced by another intellectual whose accomplishments during previous tours in Iraq have been viewed by some with an almost religious devotion to post-modern warfighting theory while ignoring the true outcomes of his decisions.The change of the top commander in Iraq was first publicized earlier this week by John Podhoretz in the New York Post.  According to Podhoretz the message the President was sending was that he:…has lost confidence in the strategy and tactics designed and implemented by the generals running the war.  They have, as the Times put it, "become more fixated on withdrawal than victory."Why would the President think that Petraeus...(Read Full Post)

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