Saturday, March 10, 2007

General Condemnation

Retired Army Maj. Gen. Paul Eaton, the general in charge of training the Iraqi military in 2003 and 2004, had this to say on Bill Maher's show (via ThinkProgress):

“We are in the midst of recovering right now from a constitutional crisis where you had the executive trump the other branches of government,” Eaton said. “Thank god” Congress changed hands in November, he said, giving us “a chance to unsort and figure out how to get out from under this.”
Eaton lamented that so many service members believe that conservatives “are good for the military.” “That is rarely the case. And we have got to get a message through to every soldier, every family member, every friend of soldier,” that the Bush administration and its allies in Congress have “absolutely been the worst thing that’s happened to the United States Army and the United States Marine Corps.”