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Phony Soldiers?

McClatchy Newspapers has a report on the new line of generals in the Pentagon assembled by Secretary Gates and you know it isn’t good for the Hedgemony when the headline is: New military leaders question Iraq mission.

Via Candide’s Notebooks, Andrew J. Bacevich [Colonel, US Army retired], professor of history and international relations at Boston University, has written the title article about General Petraeus for Pat Buchanan’s The American Conservative magazine [October 8, 2007 issue]: Sycophant Savior. Interesting review of “political generals” and very telling main point – if the surge were working wouldn’t the recommendation be for more troops?

[Before he retired from the Army he would have said “ass-kissing chickenshit,” but as a university professor he chose “sycophant.”]