Monday, June 4, 2007

Former US Commander in Iraq: "America has a crisis in leadership at this time"

Retired Army Lt. Gen. Ricardo Sanchez who commanded U.S. forces during the first year of the Iraq war said that the best outcome America can hope for is to “stave off defeat.” From his remarks after a recent speech in San Antonio:
“I think if we do the right things politically and economically with the right Iraqi leadership we could still salvage at least a stalemate, if you will — not a stalemate but at least stave off defeat. I am absolutely convinced that America has a crisis in leadership at this time and we’ve got to do whatever we can to help the next generation of leaders do better than we have done over the past five years ...”
-- General Sanchez, speaking to the San Antonio Express-News
Yet another US Commander acknowledges the incompetence of the Bush administration. Yet wingnuts still hang on to Bush. I don't get it, it defies reason and common sense. One third of America still approves of the job Bush is doing.

I have struggled to understand this, and from what I've seen around the blogging community - especially in the south, many Bush loyalists tend to be devout Christians. The mindset that leads itself to an unquestioning and dogmatic allegiance to Christianity, is the the same mindset that supports a leader who is a professed Christian, despite any and all shortcomings. They will support him to the end and turn a blind eye to the damage he's done. Typically, bloggers of this mindset will carefully moderate their blog and remove any comments that provide a valid argument or an inconvenient truth.

1 comment:

Winston said...

Nor do I understand it, except in the case of my 86 year old mother-in-law. She has dementia.

Fundamentalist Christian blindness is a very scary thing, whether we're talking politics, Iraq, or the excesses of friends and family members. It is no different than the fundamental mindset of other religions. A closed mind is a terrible waste of what could otherwise be productive intelligence. Gives new meaning to "zero tolerance".