Blog on the Run: Reloaded

Thursday, October 22, 2009 8:18 pm

Gen. Paul Eaton (Ret.), FTW

Filed under: Hold! Them! Accountable! — Lex @ 8:18 pm
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Not for the first time, former Vice President Dick Cheney criticized the Obama administration’s handling of Afghanistan this week, saying, “President Obama now seems afraid to make a decision, and unable to provide his commander on the ground with the troops he needs to complete his mission.”

Which prompted retired Gen. Paul Eaton, a senior adviser to the National Security Network who oversaw the training of the Iraqi Army in 2003-04, to unload the verbal equivalent of a shotgun blast to the face, and not with birdshot, either:

The record is clear: Dick Cheney and the Bush administration were incompetent war fighters. They ignored Afghanistan for 7 years with a crude approach to counter-insurgency warfare best illustrated by: 1. Deny it. 2. Ignore it. 3. Bomb it. While our intelligence agencies called the region the greatest threat to America, the Bush White House under-resourced our military efforts, shifted attention to Iraq, and failed to bring to justice the masterminds of September 11.

The only time Cheney and his cabal of foreign policy ‘experts’ have anything to say is when they feel compelled to protect this failed legacy. While President Obama is tasked with cleaning up the considerable mess they left behind, they continue to defend torture or rewrite a legacy of indifference on Afghanistan. Simply put, Mr. Cheney sees history throughout extremely myopic and partisan eyes.

And like a shotgun blast to the face, that’s gonna leave a mark.

1 Comment

  1. Cheney reminds me of local Republican bloggers: totally unfazed by irrefutable logic.

    Comment by Fec — Thursday, October 22, 2009 9:30 pm @ 9:30 pm

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