John Batiste, retired general and former commander of the 1st Infantry Division in Iraq (2004-2005), has added his name to the chorus of high-ranking officers calling for Rumsfeld’s head. The others are Gen. Anthony Zinni, Army Maj. Gen. Paul Eaton and Lt. Gen. Gregory Newbold.
One general has credibility, four starts looking like a major trend. Critic alert! Danger Will Robinson!
You know what comes next.
Honestly the only question was whether Bush defenders would go with Mentally Imbalanced, Partisan Activist, Disgruntled Ex-Employee or Promoting a Book (MI, PA, DEE and PaB for short). PaB it is, although the writer (Victor Davis Hanson) can’t help throwing in aid and comfort for spite’s sake.
I categorized the post with Rumsfeld in mind, but it’s fair to point out that Hanson’s commentary constitutes general rather than specfically Republican wankerage. For all I know he’s a registered Libertarian.