General Discontent With the War
Now three of the generals are challenging a dozen members of Congress in a new TV commercial by VoteVets.org, saying the politicians can't support the president’s
"I am outraged, as are the majority of Americans. I'm a lifelong Republican, but it's past time for change.Batiste’s outspokenness apparently has now cost him his job as a CBS News consultant.
"Our strategy in
today is more of the same, a slow grind to nowhere which totally ignores the reality of Iraq and the lessons of history. Our president ignores sound military advice and surrounds himself with like-minded and compliant subordinates." Iraq
Not surprising, and Batiste should have expected as much. But Atrios notes that there are a slew of former generals shilling for the cable news channels and networks "cheering on the war," and anything less likely would earn them the boot.