As Sean Hannity told a caller on his radio show Friday, when you denounce Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld you are undermining the troops. So when four major military newspapers - Army Times, Air Force Times, Navy Times and Marine Corps Times (no word yet from the Coast Guard Bugle) - call for Rumsfeld to resign, we can only surmise that this military has decided to embolden the terrorists.
With President Bush just picking up Rumsfeld's option for the next two years, this military has decided to mutiny against their Commander-In-Chief. What's next? Buying meth from male prostitutes?
This, following last week's revelation that a Central Command briefing revealed that the intensifying chaos over the past year is leading to worsening civil conflict in Iraq, confirms a critical need to replace this far left, San Francisco-values, Nancy Pelosi kissup military - except for Rumsfeld - with a completely new military. A military who doesn't let chaos and civil war deter them from declaring progress.
This yellow-bellied military could take a lesson from our steadfast, much too busy to actually serve, Vice President. The man won't let the fact that the war "may not be popular with the public" stop him from serving up more lives because "we're not running for office." See, only if you were running for office, then you should care. Otherwise, f*ck (though this VP doesn't use *) the public and the actual conditions on the ground, no matter how deep your mistakes or the blood it produces.
The VP will also tell George Stephanopoulos (on Sunday's "This Week") that "it is very important that we complete the mission," despite the fact that his boss told us long ago the "mission" was accomplished." Once again, another instance that shows this guy can take the heat without kowtowing to the administrations own words or the weak-knee'd, piss-in-its-pants facts. Even when those architects of the Iraqi invasion, Richard Perle and Ken Adelman, call this administration's war strategy "incompetent" in this month's Vanity Fair (sounds like one of those queer, secular-progressive rags), the VP says he and the boss will continue what they're doing because "it's the right thing to do." Did you see what he did there? He disregarded the fact that incompetency itself suggests an ignorance and inability to even know what the "right thing" is. Damn, he is good.
If only the military could do our VP and President proud and ignore the tidal wave of its own selfish, death-imploding reality and just "do the right thing." Afterall, it won't be much longer. I mean, how long can this insurgency last in its last throes.
Steve Young is author of "Great Failures of the Extremely Successful" www.greatfailure.com