The 'Non-Partisan' Press Makes Another Little Mistake
Democrats are anxious to show that our campaign in Iraq just a big pile of mistakes. One of their favorite things is to complain that we don’t have enough troops in Iraq (despite the fact the President has repeatedly told his generals to ask for more troops if they need any).
Kerry has claimed that former Army Chief of Staff Eric Shinseki was forced to retire early for criticizing troop levels, but Shinseki actually retired on time.
The Washington Post, always eager to help the Left, reported that, while it was true that Shinseki was not forced to retire early, “Defense Department officials leaked the name of his replacement 14 months early, effectively undercutting his authority” in revenge for his comments.
As reported by Fox News, however, The Post has admitted that this could not be true, since Shinseki made his comments after the Defense Department had already identified his successor.