Every Mistake Imaginable
Just out: the hot new list of general-officer assignments. Who’s getting what, General Casey?
The Army chief of staff announces the assignment of the following officers:
Maj. Gen. Jay W. Hood, commanding general, First Army Division East, Fort Meade, Md., to chief, Office of the Defense Representative, Pakistan.
Smacks forehead. Seriously? We’re going to send a former commanding general of the indefinite-detention complex at Guantanamo Bay to Pakistan? A walking symbol of injustice and, rightly or wrongly, disrespect to Islam? Just so we can tick off as many Pakistanis as possible? So we can come one step closer to a Teheran-Embassy-in-1979-style crisis? So we can give a corrupt dictator advice on how to imprison people forever and torture them while we’re at it, just for a change of pace?