George W. Bush finally got his war czar. There’s just a little problem. I’ll let the Washington Post tell you about it:
In an interview with Charlie Rose of PBS in January 2006, Lute said the military wanted “to see a smaller, lighter, less prominent U.S. force structure in Iraq,” both to undercut the perception of occupation and to prevent what he called “dependency syndrome” — the notion that U.S. forces will do what is necessary and therefore local forces do not need to step up.
Ultimately, he said, Iraqis need to forge a political solution. “Our purpose is not fundamentally to draw down U.S. forces, but rather to produce a durable, reasonable solution in Iraq,” Lute said. “And that absolutely hinges on the ability of the Shia, apparently the simple majority Shia, to produce a compromise solution that is inclusive of the other two major parties, the Sunni and the Kurds.”
So, he didn’t support the “surge” but he is working for the
asshole incompetent blowhard fucking moron guy who ordered it. That can only mean one thing…….
Original DVD cover.