From Think Progress:
Gen. Peter Pace is the first Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff not to be renominated for a second term since the military was centralized under the joint chiefs position 21 years ago.
Today, Defense Secretary Robert Gates announced that the reason he made this unusual decision was because the administration wants to avoid a “contentious” nomination hearing with hard questions about the war in Iraq
But was that the real reason, or is it better to slightly skew the facts about General Pace?
Original DVD cover.
Think Progress has a list of reasons why General Pace not being renominated: the war not going well, his remarks about homosexuality being immoral, and his not knowing the number of casualties in the war, among others. Allow me to add one more–his letter of support of Irving ‘Scooter’ Libby.
Awwwww, I like it better when they rely on the old Rethug standby. Why couldn’t he leave to spend more time with his family like all the rest of Chimpy’s gang of rejects?