4/24/08

Rent-A-General Follow Up (Whores)
By: Mark W Adams


Again, Marcy Wheeler is on top of this disgrace along with a video and transcript of Ike Skelton (D-MO), Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee finally breaking official Washington's deafening silence over Sunday's NYTimes front page story about how the Pentagon sent out retired Generals masquerading as independent analysts to catapult propaganda right into our living rooms.
Mr. Speaker, maybe I am too idealistic, but this story is appalling to me on a number of levels. For me, it all comes down to trust and credibility. And it would be a dangerous thing for the American people to lose trust in the Pentagon, in our retired officer corps, and in the press, each of which has a critical role to play in preserving our nation's freedoms.
As they say, read the whole thing. Especially this bit...
It hurts me to my core to think that there are those from the ranks of our retired officers who have decided to cash in and essentially prostitute themselves on the basis of their previous positions within the Department of Defense.
Yeah, he just called those bastards whores! The guy who holds the Pentagon's entire budget in his hands slapped the General Officer's Corps in the face as hard as he could.

1 Comment:

Timroff said...

Hey Mark!

I think it's because they see KBR et.al. raking in millions and billions, and they figured, "hey, I want a piece of that action!"

Since they couldn't get direct contracts from the Pentagon anymore, they sell their goods to the highest bidders, our lovely "liberal" media.

Hey -- are you coming to our Kossack Meetup?