Saturday, May 19, 2007

War Czar = Scapegoat

I spoke on this the other day:

I say, he's just another asshole with a sign on his back saying 'SCAPEGOAT' (see: Deputy AG McNulty)

This morning, I see Commander Huber has the same opinion:


Lute's real function is twofold. First, he will provide another layer of distance from the Bush inner circle and its profound failures in Iraq and Afghanistan. Second, he is the down payment on the next "Friedman unit." A "Friedman" refers to multiple iterations by New York Times of the sentiment that in "the next six months we're going to find out…whether a decent outcome is possible" in the Iraq war. [my em]


And the talking point you'll hear is "you have to give the new War Czar a chance ..." blah, blah, blah and by that time it'll be a Democratic President who gets us out of Iraq.

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