Saturday, April 01, 2006

Eric Haney, True Patriot

Eric Haney is a consultant on a TV show called The Unit. The show is based on Haney's experiences in the Delta Force counterterrorism unit. You'd think he'd be a Bush guy, right? Wrong. Take a sample from this piece:
Q: What's your assessment of the war in Iraq?

A: Utter debacle. But it had to be from the very first. The reasons were wrong. The reasons of this administration for taking this nation to war were not what they stated. (Army Gen.) Tommy Franks was brow-beaten and ... pursued warfare that he knew strategically was wrong in the long term. That's why he retired immediately afterward. His own staff could tell him what was going to happen afterward.

We have fomented civil war in Iraq. We have probably fomented internecine war in the Muslim world between the Shias and the Sunnis, and I think Bush may well have started the third world war, all for their own personal policies.
This is a powerful interview. I urge you to read the whole thing. It will give you hope for America.

1 comment:

Anja Maria said...

That's fantastic. I especially like the part about torture. Along with the map (cold spring for the Republicans, eh?), it is quite a hopeful sign.