Suckers for a Uniform

It makes perfect sense for progressives to champion military officers' criticisms of Bush war policy. It should just be done with a note of caution.

A few weeks ago, a cover story in The Nation by Richard J. Whalen heralded “The Revolt of the Generals.” It began:

A revolt is brewing among our retired Army and Marine generals. This rebellion — quiet and nonconfrontational, but remarkable nonetheless — comes not because their beloved forces are bearing the brunt of ground combat in Iraq but because the retirees see the U.S. adventure in Mesopotamia as another Vietnam-like, strategically failed war, and they blame the errant, arrogant civilian leadership at the Pentagon.

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