The Conversation: ‘Disgraceful’: Retired General Claims Military Pushed For 1,500 Troops Back In September:
On Fox News Friday evening, retired Army Major General and Fox News Military Analyst Bob Scales told Greta Van Susteren that the US military “knew three months ago” that it needed to send additional troops to Iraq, but “it wasn’t until three days after the election” that the Obama administration agreed to do so.
Scales said, “it [sending more troops] was first discussed back in September when the assessment groups in Iraq came back to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Dempsey and said, ‘look, General, there [are] probably nine brigades, Iraqi brigades that are capable of taking the offensive…nine brigades that if we think we reinforce them like we did in 2007 with the Iraqis during the surge. We think we can put enough combat power enough will and enough initiative and enough leadership behind the Iraqis to allow them to take the offensive.’”
Charles Krauthamer later told Van Susteren, “if Scales is right, this is disgraceful. It’s one thing to delay an announcement for 3 days for cynical political reasons – that’s bad enough. But if in fact, the generals wanted this in September, and he delayed the actual deployment until now for political reasons – think of what happened in the interval.”
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So bad it’s good, you guys:
“The idea that you would play such a card and try fear mongering among minorities just because you disagree with Republicans, that they’re somehow all racist … I find it appalling, I find it insulting,” said Rice during a Fox News interview. “As a Republican black woman from the South, I would say really? Is that really the argument you’re going to make in 2014?”