It has to be one of those three things. Today’s headlines include a bleak assessment from Army General John Abizaid that suggests that all-out civil war is very possible. Senator John McCain asked him if he saw this coming a year ago. He and Army General Peter Pace both said no, they didn’t see it coming.
So, let me ask a simple question. How is it that our top generals, running the war in Iraq, were not able to see what at least half the country saw coming (and that half of the other half just refused to admit)?
Of course Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld was also present (even though he’s previously ditched these meetings since February) and told everyone that he doesn’t think he’s ever been overly optimistic about the situation in Iraq. Someone will need to get this guy some memory aids or some morality. One of the two is in short supply with this guy.