Friday, September 14, 2007

You're No Eisenhower

Well, well, well. It comes out now that our unbiased military opinion is really the positioning of a presidential hopeful: Gen Petreus harbors in his heart the dream of occupying the Oval Office some day, an Eisenhower for the 21st century, as it were. This explains his inappropriate op-ed six weeks before the 2004 election, claiming that Iraq was going swimmingly and helping to cement George W Bush's second, if ill-fated, term.

Well buddy, we knew the General Eisenhower and you are no General Eisenhower.

Try to imagine David Petreus uttering these words:
"Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children. [...] This is not a way of life at all in any true sense. Under the clouds of war, it is humanity hanging on a cross of iron."

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