Azara Blog: General Sanchez says Bush guilty of dereliction of duty

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Date published: 2007/10/13

The BBC says:

A former US military chief in Iraq has condemned the current strategy in the conflict, which he warned was "a nightmare with no end in sight".

Retired Lt Gen Ricardo Sanchez also labelled US political leaders as "incompetent" and "corrupted".

He said they would have faced courts martial for dereliction of duty had they been in the military.

The best the US could manage under the current approach in Iraq was to "stave off defeat", Gen Sanchez warned.

"There is no question that America is living a nightmare with no end in sight," he said, addressing journalists at Arlington, near Washington.

You do not get much more damning than that. It seems that even the military, one of the most conservative parts of the American establishment, thinks that Bush is a complete plonker. If only a few of these people had resigned when it mattered, rather than waited until now to tell us the obvious (that Iraq is a complete disaster).

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