In One Eye
Thursday, June 23, 2005
Well, Rummy's testimony before the Senate Armed Sevices Committee went pretty much the way one would expect. The moronic Secretary of Defense continued his bob and weave while Republican senators continued the feel the heat.
Most surprising, however, was the testimony of
Army Gen. John Abizaid, who as head of Central Command is the top U.S. commander in the Middle East, declined to endorse Vice President Dick Cheney's assessment that Iraq's insurgency was in its "last throes."Those slapping sounds you heard came from the White House as several palms met several foreheads.
Certainly, Rummy would countenance no criticism. When Senator Kennedy described Iraq as a "quagmire with no end in sight," which any sane person can see that it is, Rummy gave his pitch.
"Well, that is quite a statement," Rumsfeld, flanked by top U.S. commanders, responded. "First let me say that there isn't a person at this table who agrees with you that we're in a quagmire and that there's no end in sight."This from the same man who predicted in 2003 that the invasion of Iraq would last no more than six months.
Of course, for all of his protestations regarding the "no end in sight" business, Rummy was still steadfast in opposing
a deadline for withdrawing American troops ...So while denying that there's no end in sight, our cretinous Secreatry of Defense refuses to indicate when the end might, in fact, occur.
This sure sounds like another way to say there's no end in sight to me.