Let’s talk about Rummy. Yet another former military bigwig has slammed the Defense Secretary’s leadership skills and even called for his enforced retirement. In this case, retired Army Maj. Gen. John Batiste said in an interview yesterday on CNN, “We need leadership up there that respects the military as they expect the military to respect them. And that leadership needs to understand teamwork.” Not that we should expect any of this to make a dent in Rumsfeld’s belief in his own infallibility. Batiste, much like poor little Condi, probably just suffers from “a lack of understanding…of what war is about”—not to mention of the management genius required to bungle things so thoroughly.
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