Snapshots From a Lost War
* General Peter Pace is being replaced as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff although he had been seen as a shoo-in for a second term because his bosses didn’t want him to face embarrassing questioning on the Iraq war at congressional re-confirmation hearings.
* Stephen Hadley, President Bush’s national security adviser and chief cheerleader for the surge strategy, will no longer have anything to do with the war in a shakeup that surprised and stunned Democrats and Republicans alike.
*Republicratic Senator Joe Lieberman acted outraged that soldiers didn’t tell him to his smug face that he was sloshed on neocon Kool Aid when he was in the war zone.
* Fouad Ajami, influential Arab-American scholar and Bush apologist, described Scooter Libby as "a soldier in your — our — war in
. . . . He can’t be left behind as a casualty of a war." Iraq
command announced that a soldier was killed by a roadside bomb, pushing the four-year death toll for American forces to 3,501. The count includes 23 deaths in the first six days of June, an average of about four a day. U.S.