3 Generals Spurn the Position of War 'Czar'

  1. Who is the commander in Chief?
    AKA "The Decider"

    3 Generals Spurn the Position of War 'Czar'

    Bush Seeks Overseer For Iraq, Afghanistan

    By Peter Baker and Thomas E. Ricks
    Washington Post Staff Writers
    Wednesday, April 11, 2007; Page A01

    The White House wants to appoint a high-powered czar to oversee the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan with authority to issue directions to the Pentagon, the State Department and other agencies, but it has had trouble finding anyone able and willing to take the job, according to people close to the situation.

    At least three retired four-star generals approached by the White House in recent weeks have declined to be considered for the position, the sources said, underscoring the administration's difficulty in enlisting its top recruits to join the team after five years of warfare that have taxed the United States and its military....

  2. 3 Comments

  3. by   Simplepleasures
    I thought Bush was the war czar, or was that the war monger?
  4. by   pickledpepperRN
    A Hostage Situation
    By Paul Krugman
    The New York Times
    Monday 23 April 2007
    There are two ways to describe the confrontation between Congress and the Bush administration over funding for the Iraq surge. You can pretend that it's a normal political dispute. Or you can see it for what it really is: a hostage situation, in which a beleaguered President Bush, barricaded in the White House, is threatening dire consequences for innocent bystanders - the troops - if his demands aren't met….

  5. by   SmilingBluEyes
    Just this very title sets my teeth on edge.