If you were not watching Bill Maher last night, here is just a small part of one of the most articulate military critiques of Republicans and the pajama-clad, dribble-pantsed warriors of the Bush Administration I have ever heard.
It was delivered by retired Army Major General Paul D. Eaton who was the original Commander in charge of training Iraqi troops. Note to Democrats: This man should be encouraged to run for office (VP anyone?).
The reticence of many retired military officers to call a spade a spade, makes Eaton the easy choice to be the latest recipient of The Jim Webb, which as you may know we award to those public servants who stand up to the bullies on the Right and tell them where to stick it in very plain language (previous winners: Eliot Spitzer and Carol Shea-Porter):
We've got this thing that so many military believe that Republican administrations are good for the military. That is rarely the case. And, we have to get a message through to every soldier, every family member, every friend of soldiers that the Republican party, the Republican dominated Congress has absolutely been the worst thing that's happened to the United States Army and the United States Marine Corps.There is much more where this quote came from. John has the video over at Crooks & Liars.