The top U.S. commander in the Middle East and Central Asia told Congress yesterday that Gen. Eric Shinseki was correct when he predicted more troops were required to secure Iraq after Saddam Hussein was ousted from power.Well, Hum, Well....
In March 2003, before the invasion, the Kaua'i-born Shinseki estimated several hundreds of thousands of troops would be needed to occupy Iraq after Saddam's fall.
Shinseki, who was chief of staff of the Army at the time, was criticized by many Pentagon officials, including Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and his deputy, Paul Wolfowitz. Shinseki's figures were "wildly inaccurate," Wolfowitz said. Shinseki retired from the Army three months later.
But yesterday, Army Gen. John Abizaid, chief of U.S. Central Command, said Shinseki was correct.
[ cf Kaua'i-born general 'was right' ]
Clearly now that the K-Street Project has wrapped up, and all of those Panderers, Procurers, And Pimps for the Congressional WingNutBrigade have open calendars, then clearly FINALLY we will have the extra boots to Win Total Victory Over The WhomEver!!!!
All Hail Great Leader!!! Since he has never had to worry about manpower issues, as someone has always been willing to hire folks to clean up his little messes and oopsies...