Pace V. Warner
Posted by Duane Patterson
The Los Angeles Times this morning has a large spread reporting on a private report coming to George W. Bush shortly from outgoing Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman General Peter Pace calling for a troop reduction in Iraq sometime next year. The Times even runs the sub-heading as,
Advice by the chairman of the Joint Chiefs poses a potential clash with supporters of the buildup.
When linked to the comments yesterday by Republican Senator John Warner and Democratic presidential candidates, the Times is saying this dissention in the general ranks, Pace and Petraeus, could be “awkward for Bush,” as though this were the first time in history that generals may have disagreed on anything important. But the Times is incorrect to compare what Senator Warner said yesterday and what General Pace is reported to be working on today.
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