As noted earlier, America has seen its first Coup D’etat.
We now know who the First Dictator of America is – James Baker III.
Many in Congress have praised the group’s report. But McCain told Hamilton and commission co-chairman James A. Baker III that he does not believe their approach will work. The panel called for a phase-out of the U.S. combat role by 2008 and rejected the idea of increasing the number of combat troops in Iraq.
McCain took issue with that approach, saying he did not agree with the Baker-Hamilton group’s conclusion that the U.S. military does not have enough forces available to sustain a troop boost in Iraq.
“There’s only one thing worse than an overstressed Army and Marine Corps, and that’s a defeated Army and Marine Corps,” said McCain, a Vietnam veteran and a 2008 Republican presidential hopeful. “I believe this is a recipe that will lead to our defeat sooner or later in Iraq.”
Baker and Hamilton also said their recommendations on ending U.S. involvement in Iraq must be taken as a whole, and not piecemeal.
Baker said he hopes the administration doesn’t treat the report “like a fruit salad,” choosing one idea while rejecting others.
If the Administration is to take all the proposals as a whole, doesn’t that make them orders more than recommendations?
What a strange turn of events – McCain is right on this one.