Tuesday, October 16, 2007

By George

Little Boy Blue, come blow your horn.

The sheep's in the meadow, the cow's in the corn.
Where is the boy that looks after the sheep?
"He's under the haycock, fast asleep."
Will you wake him? "No, not I;
For if I do, he'll be sure to cry."
--Little Boy Blue, Mother Goose

You make me run from god
You make me terrified

I pray the lord your soul to keep

I hope you wake before you die

Evil is So Civilised, Boy George

Retired Lt. General Ricardo Sanchez added his name to the lengthening list of retired officers who have miraculously found the courage to speak out against the flub-up that is the Iraq War, once their retirement pay is secured ("No End in Sight" in Iraq.)

"There is no question that America is living a nightmare with no end in sight,"
Sanchez said.
He broadly criticized the State Department, the National Security Council, Congress and the senior military leadership "during what appeared to be a broad indictment of White House policies and a lack of leadership to oppose them." [Lt. Gen. Sanchez would be among the last cohort he blamed, but this may have escaped his notice.]

In fact, the Commander is responsible for all that the troops do or fail to do. In the Iraq goat-screw, substitute Commander-in-Chief for commander.

Take away all of the other ancillaries, and you are left with the one person to blame: Boy George.



Blogger Lurch said...

Nice post - great graphic! I'll note in passing that LTG Sanchez has correctly named all the various elements who are responsible for the failures of Iraq while the show was under his command, save one.

One thing to remember: public persona always polish up their history in memoirs.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007 at 11:42:00 AM GMT-5  
Anonymous Labrys said...

And now right-wingers are saying bad things about Sanchez. Wait a minute (best Monty Python movie voice)...didn't they say it was wrong to criticize those poor generals? Or is it only wrong if the General didn't criticize you first?

Wednesday, October 17, 2007 at 12:12:00 PM GMT-5  
Anonymous Lisa said...


I think if his parrot's dead, you can say bad things about him.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007 at 2:09:00 PM GMT-5  
Anonymous Lisa said...


Yes, it's interesting how folks always want to paint themselves as righteous voices for right, after the fact.

Always ask, "cui bono"? When in uniform, it befits a man to toe the line. Retired, it befits him to show decency.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007 at 2:13:00 PM GMT-5  

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