7th General Speaks Out Against Rumsfeld
Bush Speaks Out for Rumsfeld - WaPo
The grievances aired by half a dozen retired flag officers in recent days resonated with many military veterans. "I admire those who have stepped forward, and I agree with the arguments they are making," retired Marine Lt. Gen. Paul K. Van Riper said in an interview yesterday. "I count myself in the same camp."
Van Riper, a lifelong Republican who voted for Bush in 2000 but did not vote in the 2004 election, said Rumsfeld has failed in a number of ways, including "disastrous" war planning and execution and fostering a poor command climate.
I think these generals are spesking out to try and save the troops they once commanded. Rumsfelds mislakes have cost many of our troops their lives. Like not enough body armour, unarmour humvees, low troop levels in Iraq, ect.
Marine Lt. Gen. Paul K. Van Riper was the Commanding General, Marine Corps Combat Development Command now retired.