Day By Day© by Chris Muir.

Sunday, October 24, 2004

I just got this in my e-mail and thought you'd like to see it:
A Statement from The Chairman of The Joint Chiefs of Staff General Richard B. Myers

I am very disappointed in the mischaracterizations that appeared in *The Washington Post* today regarding our Afghanistan war planning efforts, “Second-guessing actions in Afghanistan.”

The assertion that I “raised doubts about the war plan,” is incorrect and unfounded.

Numerous military leaders came together immediately following the events of September 11th and formulated plans we began executing a month later. We discussed every available course of action, which we take very seriously, and do every time we engage our military men and women in armed conflict.

It is wrong to characterize these discussions and planning sessions as ‘second guessing’ or ‘doubting’ anyone.
General Myers was referring to this article in the Washington Post, written by Barton Gellman, who went on to call the plans followed in Afghanistan ill-planned and executed, and went on to say:
A high-ranking war planner likened the result to throwing a rock at a nest of bees, then trying to chase them down, one by one, with a net.
I don't know what more you can expect from a newspaper that used most of the Sunday section to praise John Kerry, and endorse his campaign for President.

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