See, on the one hand, you have some total unknown Marine corporal, running off at the mouth against Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and, JesusMaryMotherOfGod, the fuckwit-o-sphere is all over that baby!
Fast forward a few days to a slightly different and more interesting development (all distinguishing emphasis added):
Army Officer Accuses Generals of 'Intellectual and Moral Failures'
An active-duty Army officer is publishing a blistering attack on U.S. generals, saying they have botched the war in Iraq and misled Congress about the situation there.
"America's generals have repeated the mistakes of Vietnam in Iraq," charges Lt. Col. Paul Yingling, an Iraq veteran who is deputy commander of the 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment. "The intellectual and moral failures . . . constitute a crisis in American generals."
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.
He also holds a high profile for a lieutenant colonel: He attended the Army's elite School for Advanced Military Studies and has written for one of the Army's top professional journals, Military Review.
And there's just so much more crunchy goodness in that article:
Many majors and lieutenant colonels have privately expressed anger and frustration with the performance of Gen. Tommy R. Franks, Lt. Gen. Ricardo S. Sanchez, Lt. Gen. Raymond T. Odierno and other top commanders in the war ... "Our generals are not worthy of their soldiers."
In the interests of balance and fairness, the wingnut-o-sphere will, after having mercilessly hyped Cpl. Rock, proceed to completely ignore Lt. Col. Yingling 'cuz, well, "Rock" is such a cooler name than "Yingling."
touche, if i spelled that right...
but we all have our biases and agendas, don't we.
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