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Jcrowley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 04:40 PM
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Two Retired Ex-GOP U.S. Generals Call for Democratic Takeover
U.S. generals call for Democratic takeover

Disgusted with the leadership of the Iraq war, two retired generals say the GOP must go. Plus: More than 100 current military personnel join a campaign to get the U.S. out of Iraq -- now.

By Mark Benjamin

Two retired senior Army generals, who served in Iraq and previously voted Republican, are now openly endorsing a Democratic takeover of Congress. The generals, and an active-duty senior military official, told Salon in separate interviews that they believe a Democratic victory will help reverse course from what they consider to be a disastrous Bush administration policy in Iraq. The two retired generals, Maj. Gen. John Batiste and retired Maj. Gen. Paul Eaton, first openly criticized the handling of the war last spring, when they called for the resignation of Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld.

"The best thing that can happen right now is for one or both of our houses to go Democratic so we can have some oversight," Batiste, who led the Army's 1st Infantry Division in Iraq in 2004 and 2005, told Salon. Batiste describes himself as a "lifelong Republican." But now, he said, "It is time for a change."

http://www.salon.com/news/feature/2006/10/25/generals/i...
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Ecumenist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 04:44 PM
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1. Though I know that they'll probably try to steal the election
again, they're going to have one helluva a time getting away with it this time. Thank you for speaking out dear Sirs.
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kimmerspixelated Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 04:44 PM
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2. This is so fantastic!!!
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