…and provide comfort and support to the enemy, too.
According to MSNBC and Newsweek:
In the winter of 2003, alone among the top brass, Shinseki had warned Congress that occupying Iraq would require "several hundred thousand troops." Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and his deputy, Paul Wolfowitz, had rewarded Shinseki for his honesty by publicly castigating and shunning him.
Last fall, Shinseki went to the 40th reunion of the class of '65 at West Point. It has been reported that his classmates were wearing caps emblazoned RIC WAS RIGHT. Last week NEWSWEEK e-mailed Shinseki to ask about the reports. Shinseki called back to say he had heard "rumors" about the caps. But, NEWSWEEK asked, wasn't he there? "Well," he replied, "I saw a cap."
Meanwhile, nearly 60% of the American public believes the farce in Iraq isn't worth fighting anymore and no one has yet claimed the prize for proving the Commander-in-Chimp actually served his full tour of cushy National Guard duty.