Why does the US Army War College hate America?

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A8435-2004Jan11.html

A scathing new report published by the Army War College broadly criticizes the Bush administration’s handling of the war on terrorism, accusing it of taking a detour into an “unnecessary” war in Iraq and pursuing an “unrealistic” quest against terrorism that may lead to U.S. wars with states that pose no serious threat.

“[T]he global war on terrorism as currently defined and waged is dangerously indiscriminate and ambitious, and accordingly . . . its parameters should be readjusted,” Record writes. Currently, he adds, the anti-terrorism campaign “is strategically unfocused, promises more than it can deliver, and threatens to dissipate U.S. military resources in an endless and hopeless search for absolute security.”

Well, let’s let MS Coulter answer that, she can spot traitors a mile away!

Ann Coulter takes on the Army War College - sounds like a great porn movie. :D

:lol: :lol:

“Feel my armoured column, beeyatch!”

Speaking of Coulter, has anyone read her latest column, “The Jesus Thing”. Among many other outright lies (“the Democratic candidates for president all claimed to be Jewish” Really? Al Sharpton claimed to be a Jew?), she had this gem of a sentence that, upon reading it, left me unsure if I should laugh at its absurdity or cry because thousands of American voters read her column and believe what she says without question.

:shock:

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Speaking of Coulter, has anyone read her latest column, “The Jesus Thing”. Among many other outright lies (“the Democratic candidates for president all claimed to be Jewish” Really? Al Sharpton claimed to be a Jew?), she had this gem of a sentence that, upon reading it, left me unsure if I should laugh at its absurdity or cry because thousands of American voters read her column and believe what she says without question.

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Hyperbole, meet MarchHare. MarchHare, meet Hyperbole. I trust you can play nice with each other.

It may be hyperbole, but what does going to church have to do with running the country? What on earth is she even trying to imply? The business of church is religion and the business of government has nothing to do with religion.

Think outside the MBA.

Oh, I don’t know…what could espousing certain religious beliefs possibly have to do with getting elected? Everybody knows we elect people based on how well they’ve done their job and how well we predict they’ll function as president.

I’d still fuck her.

Better wear three condoms, I hear Republicanism is a virulent and deadly disease… :lol:

If anybody wants to read the actual report, it’s located here:

http://www.carlisle.army.mil/ssi/pubs/2003/bounding/bounding.htm

Pretty interesting stuff.

The latest issue of Newsweek has an article about Howar Dean, and the interview goes from Iraq directly to, “Do you believe Jesus is the son of God and accept him as your savoir,” or some other nonsense like that.

Crikey. It’s so… wrong, and I’m not sure what Newsweek was thinking. I wonder if Karl Rove got them to ask that question. It was a complete non-sequitor.

And to make matters worse, the next question asked about biblical characters Dean identifies with, and he said he was feeling a bit like Job.

Newsweek’s headline: “I feel like Job.”

Joe Gibbs is my god. He will leadeth us to the promised land!

Is this the same interview where he said Job was in the New Testament?

Troy

I can’t help but point out two obvious facts that the Washington Post overlooked, namely that Dr. Jeffrey Record is neither –

A. A member of the military, nor

B. A professor at the Army War College.

– but rather one of dozens of visiting academics at a university where papers run the gamut of policy analysis ranging from the sublime (“Toward a Strategy of Positive Ends” http://www.carlisle.army.mil/ssi/pubs/2001/positive/positive.htm by Brig. Gen. Huba Wass de Czege, an influential and truly revolutionary piece of thinking that appeared in Sept. 2001) to the ridiculous (“The U.S. and Canadian Army Strategies: Failures in Understanding”, which seems mainly to be a jeremiad against the application of corporate concepts in the Canadian military.)

I wish the Post would first bother to understand how military postgraduate universities operate (namely: as a wide-ranging marketplace of ideas) before splashing snappy headlines implying that the Army is somehow sick of American foreign policy. It’s ironic, and rather telling, that the Army War College appears to be a more even-handed and intellectually vigorous marketplace of ideas than the editorial board of the Washington Post.

The point is that the goddamn Army War College is a better marketplace of ideas than this administration.

That’s for sure. The Post’s editorial page is about as far in the tank for Bush’s idiotic Iraq policy as you are. The Post has been totally co-opted by the Bush administration since Woodward got his “exclusive” access for the “President at War” puff piece.

Some people think that Bush broke the law by giving classified information to Bob Woodward for that piece.

In his most recent book, Bush at War, Bob Woodward brags that he was given access to the deeply classified minutes of National Security Council meetings. He also noted, not long ago, that the President sat for lengthy interviews, often speaking candidly about classified information. This surprised even Woodward, who observed, "Certainly Richard Nixon would not have allowed reporters to question him like that. Bush’s father wouldn’t allow it. Clinton wouldn’t allow it.’’ But George W. Bush does it–breaking the law in the process–and nobody seems to care. Why? Because Woodward plays ball–he reports Bush & Co.'s actions in the same heroic, comic-book cadences they use themselves.

Well… they do print the money.

Most churches are money machines, praise Jesus-ah!