[I am posting this report from the Washington Post on an article in the Armed Forces Journal by an experienced officer who has served with credit in Iraq and which is also available at the website below where it reports what has been so obvious for the past 4 years in Iraq. Our war there has been run by incompetent generals supported by perhaps our dumbest president of this era. The upshot has been a disaster for the Iraqis whose deaths and woundings and refugee flights to other counties by the millions are virtually top secret information. It has also been a tragedy for our killed and wounded troops (and their families) who have been fighting a pointless war under the supervision of our incompetent generals. Read and weep. I imagine that we shall hear much more from comparable veterans of the Iraq fiasco — the front line junior officers — now that the door to the truth there has been slammed open! Ed Kent]

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Army Officer Accuses Generals of “Intellectual and Moral Failures”

http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/042707A.shtml

An active-duty Army officer has published a blistering attack on US
generals, saying that they have botched the war in Iraq and misled
Congress about the situation there. Yingling’s comments are especially striking because his unit’s performance in securing the northwestern Iraqi city of Tall Afar was cited by President Bush in a March 2006 speech and provided the model for the new security plan underway in Baghdad.

Armed Forces Jouirnal:

http://www.armedforcesjournal.com/2007/05/2635198

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NY Times coverage:

http://www.nytimes.com/reuters/washington/politics-usa-iraq-generals.html?_r=1&oref=slogin

“A war is just if there is no alternative, and the resort to arms is legitimate if they represent your last hope.” (Livy cited by Machiavelli)

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