Wednesday, March 12, 2008

More on the "resignation" of Admiral Fallon

While the permanent replacement for recently “resigned” CentCom commander Adm. William Fallon will likely be General Petraeus, the interim replacement is Fallon’s top deputy, Gen. Martin Dempsey, who, in the past, led the training of Iraqi security forces.

Have we mentioned that Dempsey has made statements suggesting a critical approach to the administration in the past as well, just as his former boss had?

Case in point, on November 15, 2007, during a hearing on the Iraq escalation then-CentCom commander Gen. John Abizaid said Dempsey opposed the surge.

Another example was in an interview with the National Journal last June, where he stressed that the U.S. needed a “transition scheme” with Iraqi forces rather than a surge. In the same article he said that the Bush(whacked) Administration should come clean on future force levels… something they haven’t yet done and probably never will do.

Having said all that, Dempsey does have some Bush sycophantic traits to him as he said, according to Think Progress, that the Iraq war was “absolutely worth it” despite the costs during an interview with Bill “Want to see my microphone?” O’Reilly back in 2006.

My feelings are that Dempsey won’t be in the position long as the Bush(whacked) Administration will not waste ANY time in getting someone – Petraeus – in the position who favors war with Iran…

Stay tuned…

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