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donsu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-19-06 11:42 AM
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The Prevarications of Gen. Peter Pace (he's a darling)

http://www.counterpunch.com/cloughley03182006.html

General Insanity
"I wouldn't put a great big smiley face on it, but I would say going very, very well from everything you look at."

General Peter Pace, America's most senior military officer, March 5, 2006.
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Here, recorded by Reuters, are some of the incidents that happened in Iraq the day before the idiot Pace uttered his inanities:

-snip- (here a list of 6 deadly incidents plus 20 deaths the next day)

But from "everything you look at", according to Pace, things in Iraq are "going very, very well". Where is this man coming from? It must be obvious, even to a US general, that if dozens of Iraqis are being killed every day, then there is something just a little going wrong in the country that is occupied by the US military, which continues to tell lie after lie at the bidding of its political masters.

-snip-

In the weird and fantastic world in which Bush Washington lives, inhabited by Pentagon whiz kiddies and uniformed robots, it is perfectly acceptable to bomb a house to bits and kill some children if a magnificent victory can be claimed by capturing a suspect. Not, mind you, a man who had actually committed a crime ; not a man who had without doubt blown up a house killing US soldiers ; not a man proved without doubt to have manufactured bombs for the purpose of extinguishing Iraqi or American lives. Far from it: this man's crime was in the eye of the beholders, and it was to have been "suspected of supporting al-Qaida fighters." Does not the great General Pace find this just a bit bizarre? Does he approve the destruction of a house and the killing of women and children in order that a suspect can be arrested by his robots?

-snip-

The honor of the US military has been destroyed by such as Pace and other heel-clicking, gimlet-eyed, brush-haired, square-headed, lame-brained caricatures of the military ethos. The fat-headed, pompous and incompetent General Westmoreland still has his being in his latter-day clones. The genes have come down to roost. In Iraq it is now downhill all the way, just as it was when Westy was head boy in Vietnam. The names of these generals, and that of Bush, will be reviled for decades to come, simply because they have defiled the honor of a great nation.
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darling Pace should be tarred and feathered and run out of the military

better if he went to prison with the rest of the bushmilhousegang





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acmejack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-19-06 11:47 AM
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1. His nickname is reputedly "Perfect" Peter Pace
Prevaricating Peter is more like the actuality of the matter.
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Astrad Donating Member (374 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-19-06 11:50 AM
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2. What I don't get is
why are generals or anyone in the military even allowed to express opinions on how things are going? I thought the soldier's creed is to carry out orders not to cheerlead for them.
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MADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-19-06 12:39 PM
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3. They are allowed to do it if they get advance approval up the chain
Peter Pace is CJCS, and in that capacity, he has the same access to the Monkey as Rummy. He also does not have to answer to Rummy, as the rest of the uniforms do. It's a unique position, for a wimp of a guy. He is the first USMC CJCS, and so far, the worst to date. Odds are good he got his marching orders (and likely the draft of his opus) straight from the White House. Sign here, clown!

Plus, that dye job he has recently done on the fuzz atop his head makes it look like a squirrel crawled up under his cover and died...

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chieftain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-19-06 12:46 PM
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4. Among the legion of atrocities committed by these thugs
is the perversion of our military to the cause of the Republican Party. Pace and Casey have allowed themselves to be the mouthpieces for the lies of Rummy et. al and it is as sad as when Westmoreland allowed the same thing to happen to him.
Career officers have seen what Rummy has done to those not willing to toe the Party line. And some have buckled to the pressure. Shame on them for succumbing, but more shame to those who apply the pressure. It took years for the military to recover from Vietnam and it will be the same in the aftermath of the Iraq debacle.
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