"Mullen is only being a realist." - Mark of Lewiston But he is telling it to men who live in reality denial. "I wonder if he`ll be Shinseckied for this statement." - MoL Do I hear swift boats starting up? "Of course, given the proclivities of the Bush Administration, they might just subcontract the entire matter to mercenaries." - MoL Blackwater is available. The current babble is that this whole matter can be handled by a 'surgical strike,' and there will be no need for more troops. Listening to Dick Cheney reminds me of his speech in August 2002 when he claimed that Iraq was very close to having nuclear weapons. Listening to Admiral Mullen reminds me of two other things. There were lots of military professionals that understood the idiocy of the Administrations dreams of a Baghdad Cakewalk. There was only one who was willing to sacrifice his career.
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