DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-strict.dtd"> PELICANPOST.BLOGSPOT.COM: The 180 degree hypocrisy of retired General Anthony Zinni....

Saturday, April 15, 2006

The 180 degree hypocrisy of retired General Anthony Zinni....

Surely Anthony Zinni won't now be telling us he did not recall his prior statements that conflict with his current politically-motivated statements, when he engaged in a campaign to enlist other generals in a coordinated effort to demand the resignation of and bring down the Secretary of Defense---something the anti-war hard-left and mainstream media have tried and failed to do for years.

Zinni failed to disclose his former strong statements of six years ago---that are polar opposites from his current frequently-televised statements---that President Bush "cherry-picked pre-war Iraq weapons intelligence and misled the country into going to war." He also failed to disclose them this week, as he repeatedly called for Don Rumsfeld to resign and hawked his new book at the same time.

Now Zinni has been outed for e-mailing other former generals to enlist them in the political anti-Bush Administration and get-Rumsfeld smear campaign. He has succeeded with a half-dozen or so generals, following in the footsteps of---or on instructions from---presidential hopeful and loser in the 2004 Democrat nomination, former General Wesley Clark, who has politicized the Iraq War and demonized President Bush for three years and did so again today.

These Democrat generals have perpetrated a deceitful and underhanded undermining of President George W. Bush, Secretary Rumsfeld, American troops, the fledgling democracies of Afghanistan and Iraq, and the War Against Terrorism---all in time of war.

It's cowardly, it's un-American, it's un-patriotic, and it's unacceptable!

Read about it below and here. Related article here, with names of other generals involved in Zinni's campaign and which general really surprised the Pentagon, because he also contradicted his own earlier remarks---a la Zinni.
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"Anthony Zinni Flashback: Saddam the Biggest Threat"

"Retired Gen. Anthony Zinni, who now complains that President Bush cherry-picked pre-war Iraq weapons intelligence and misled the country into going to war, warned six years ago that Saddam Hussein's WMD program was the biggest threat to U.S. interests in the Middle East.
"Iraq remains the most significant near-term threat to U.S. interests in the Arabian Gulf region," Zinni told Congress on March 15, 2000.

"Despite claims that WMD efforts have ceased," the general-turned-war critic said, "Iraq probably is continuing clandestine nuclear research, retains stocks of chemical and biological munitions, and is concealing extended-range SCUD missiles, possibly equipped with CBW [chem-bio-weapons] payloads," Zinni said, in quotes unearthed Friday by the AmericanThinker blog...."

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