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The New York Times just can't get itself to admit that the U.S. military campaign in Iraq was a success and that the Obama administration's anti-military bent is setting up the U.S. for serious military problems in the future. In case you didn't notice, a large target of President Obama's so-called "cost savings" has been the development of military systems. Now, Obama's Secretary of Defense is targeting top military men as they seek to convert the U.S. military to a United Nations squadron of "peace keepers."
In Personnel Moves, Gates Sets Direction of Pentagon
WASHINGTON — The ouster of Gen. David D. McKiernan from his post as senior American military commander in Afghanistan is just the latest high-level firing by Robert M. Gates, a defense secretary who has shown little tolerance for missteps by the Pentagon’s civilian and military brass.
Mr. Gates had previously shown impatience for generals in charge of failing military strategies in both Iraq and Afghanistan. During the summer of 2007, Mr. Gates chose not to recommend reappointment of either Gen. Peter Pace as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff or Gen. John P. Abizaid as head of Central Command.
Both men were closely associated with an Iraq campaign that had experienced years of military failures.
The biggest military "failures" were trying to follow the dictates of the U.S. Congress. Still, you can't fire congressmen/women, so....