Monday, June 11, 2007

Another general speaks out about the surge in Iraq

Colin Powell, who has recently spoke out on Guantanimo on a previous post, has also spoke out on surging more troops into Iraq. He joins a long list of ex generals who oppose the way the war is being run. He may be a day late and a dollar short, but his opinions still hold a little weight. This sure doesn't make up for the "weapons of mass destruction" speech before the UN. America would be better off if he had spoke truth to power at that time.

Think Progress

Powell Opposes Surging More U.S. Forces Into Iraq, Says There Are ‘No Additional Troops’ To Send

Today on CBS’s Face the Nation, former Secretary of State Colin Powell said he did not support surging tens of thousands more troops in Iraq, a plan that Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) supports and that President Bush is expected to carry out. “I have not seen a case that persuades me that [Iraqi security] would be better” with more forces, he said.

Powell also pointed out that the military has no more troops to send. “There are really no additional troops. All we would be doing is keeping some of the troops who were there there longer and escalating or accelerating the arrival of other troops.”

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