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LarryNaselli.com
Saturday, April 15, 2006
Growing Wave?

I think the Drive-By Media may be "sexing up" the pre-resignation intel just a bit when they describe half-a-dozen former generals calling for Donald Rumsfeld's resignation as "a growing wave." "Growing" I'll grant, since the number has doubled in the past week from three to six. But six generals out of thousands is not exactly a tsunami.

Perhaps what is most fascinating is the sudden conversion the Bush-hating Media has toward military men whenever one disses President Bush. Any former general can be transformed from a tool of the military industrial complex to a heroic voice crying in the wilderness, if he cries the correct message. And the beauty of speaking out against Bush's Secretary of Defense is that you may do so with complete confidence that no one at the News Networks, the NY Times or the Washington Post, et al. will think to inquire into your motives.

The "growing wave" of generals may all have the purest of motives, but generals are human beings too, and they may not. Donald Rumsfeld has spent five years shaking things up at the Pentagon, trampling on convention, orthodoxy and turf with his reforms. It should come as no surprise that some adherents to the status quo ante don't like the changes, but the septagenarian Rumsfeld returned to Public service to make changes, not to make friends.

Carry on Mr. Secretary.

Posted by larry_naselli at 6:55 AM CDT
Updated: Monday, April 17, 2006 8:07 AM CDT
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