I laughed out loud when I read this story. Yes, after five years of Bush’s swaggering incompetence, his Administration now wants to hire a scapegoat — er, “war overseer” – to take the fall for the mess in Iraq, and at least three retired generals have already turned down the offer. Unlike Bush, they’re obviously not stupid enough to get sucked into the Iraq mess — which, by the way, is continuing to worsen despite Bush’s ridiculous troop surge plan. If Bush appoints someone to take his place, I can hadly wait to see who he picks. Given that most of Bush’s appointees have been selected for loyalty rather than competence, there is no telling how far down into the barrel he will need to dig to fill this slot.
Then again, perhaps I shouldn’t be so cynical. After all, it’s hard to imagine anyone doing a worse job than Bush when it comes to being a “war overseer.”