Ah, good one UQ! Always on top of your game. Your inability to argue never gets in the way of your insults...no one is fooled; try to address the content, huh? Thanks, kiddoOriginally posted by: Ultra Quiet
There's nothing idiotic about it (as long as we disregard your reply).Originally posted by: konichiwa
I think it's fair to hold our Commander-in-Chief to a slightly higher standard than anyone else in terms of forsight, especially when it comes to a near-trillion-dollar war in which hundreds, nearly thousands of our troops and innumerable Iraqi troops and civilians were killed.Originally posted by: Ultra Quiet
Nothing you posted nor anything in the article you linked to has anything to do with Gen. Clarks military experience. They are all political issues, not military ones and of course the General now has the benefit of hindsight to declare there have been "misjudgements".Originally posted by: BOBDN
From retired Gen. Wesley Clark, the former NATO supreme commander.
Bush-bitches, do you know more about the military than Retired General Clark? How do your views compare with his?
Gen. Wesley Clark: Iraq war based on 'misjudgment'
"First of all, the idea that this was going to solve the war on terror. The president said this is the centerpiece of the war on terror. Seems to me that the only terrorists we're finding there are the ones who have come back in to attack us since we arrived.
There was a misjudgment about what would happen afterward. The idea that we would go in, be welcomed as liberators. They'd quickly move to the ballot boxes, we'd bring our troops home, out before the heat wave hit.
That didn't happen either. There have been a whole series of issues associated with this campaign, starting from why we went into Iraq, to how we dealt with our allies, to how we prepared for the aftermath, that are very, very troublesome."
He has the most sophisticated and accurate intelligence in the world, not to mention the most qualified advisors behind him. To simply chalk the blunders that Clark mentions up to "hindsight is 20/20" is idiotic.
So you're saying that no criticisms that come after the war are valid, and anyone who says anything negative is merely pointing fingers? I guess congressional committees and the like have no place in our country either then, eh? You're just being obtuse...I didn't hear Clark saying before the war what all these problems were going to be and my comment about him having hindsight is dead on. I am in no way "chalking" anything up to his having hindsight except for it now makes it very easy to point out what the "misjudgements" were. What is idiotic is lending credence to someone who is now sitting 8th row-center and doing nothing put pointing at things that have already happened and saying, "That was a misjudgement, so was that, and that, and that one too." Thank you Captain Obvious you've been a big help.
Not to mention G. Clark has been skewered from both sides now:
"he sat at the 'map board' on CNN night after night bashing every military leader"
"I didn't hear Clark saying before the war what all these problems were going to be"
You can't have your cake and eat it too!