A Retired General Speaks
Ever notice how tragic times generate their own eloquence? Here is part of a quote from a retired general who wants Rumsfeld dumped. He said the decision to invade Iraq “was done with a casualness and swagger that are the special province of those who have never had to execute these missions — or bury the results."
That could have been a general in the Civil War, for the level of gravitas. By calling dead soldiers “results”, he has delayed the image for a microsecond so when we visualize their caskets, the impact is that much more powerful. It is also obvious that this general has been there as opposed to the leaders who set this unnecessary war in motion. These phony macho men and their chicken hawk madness will come to an end one day, and historians will look back to quotes like this general’s to tell the real story of these times.
Third Retired General Wants Rumsfeld Out - New York Times