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Former top general rips Bush’s Iraq policy.

By Faiz Shakir on October 12, 2007 at 9:00 pm

"Former top general rips Bush’s Iraq policy."

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Retired Lt. Gen. Ricardo Sanchez blasted the Bush administration today for a “catastrophically flawed, unrealistically optimistic war plan” and denounced the current “surge” strategy as a “desperate” move that will not achieve long-term stability. The New York Times reports that Sanchez is “the most senior in a string of retired generals to harshly criticize the administration’s conduct of the war.” More:

“There was been a glaring and unfortunate display of incompetent strategic leadership within our national leaders,” he said, adding later in his remarks that civilian officials have been “derelict in their duties” and guilty of a “lust for power.”

UPDATE: Sanchez said that in Iraq the United States is “living a nightmare with no end in sight.”

UPDATE II: In Nov. 2003, Bush hailed Gen. Sanchez’s “strong leadership.”

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