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December 30, 2003

'REFORMED' DEMOCRAT MORE IMPORTANT THAN 'REFORMED' SOLDIER?

It's funny how many on the right will suddenly point to the virtues of a Democrat and how the world is changing now that she - a columnist, and I'm sure a nice person - is going to vote for Bush because "he's a strong leader."

Link here.

But they'll keep kind of quiet about a general who nearly died on the battlefield, and who supported Bush in 2000, but has changed his mind and now thinks the situation in Iraq is heading into a disaster.

You know, a soldier whom everyone respects for all the right reasons?

It's not Wesley Clark.

Anthony Zinni, former chief of Central command in the Middle East, will probably not mention that 506 American deaths in war is more than in any since 1972 in Vietnam. But surely he knows this, and he could.

Instead he is much more dimplomatic:
"I think a weakened, fragmented, chaotic Iraq, which could happen if this isn't done carefully, is more dangerous in the long run than a contained Saddam is now. I don't think these questions have been thought through or answered."


Funy thing is, he said this in 1998.

The rest of the story is a must read. Especially for those who were pro-war and would like to hear from a very informed man who is against the way this Iraq war was developed and how the rationale for war and post-war disregarded much of the advice he was paid by the government to collect as chief of Central Command in the Middle East.