11 April 2006

We've been fooled again.

Lt. General Gregory Newbold, retired director of operations at the Pentagon's military joint staff, has publicly expressed his disdain for Shrub administration policies in a recent Time article which begins with the following:

In 1971, the rock group The Who released the antiwar anthem Won't Get Fooled Again. To most in my generation, the song conveyed a sense of betrayal by the nation's leaders, who had led our country into a costly and unnecessary war in Vietnam. To those of us who were truly counterculture--who became career members of the military during those rough times--the song conveyed a very different message. To us, its lyrics evoked a feeling that we must never again stand by quietly while those ignorant of and casual about war lead us into another one and then mismanage the conduct of it. Never again, we thought, would our military's senior leaders remain silent as American troops were marched off to an ill-considered engagement. It's 35 years later, and the judgment is in: the Who had it wrong. We have been fooled again.

2 comments:

Ole Blue The Heretic said...

Only about 55% of the voters were fooled, which means about 20% of the american pop since most do not vote.

But it does suck

Karlo said...

Even that 20% seem to be rapidly abandoning ship. Perhaps there's still hope.