Sunday, May 23, 2004

"They've Screwed Up"

Tonight on 60 minutes there will be an interview with General Zinni excoriating the administration for their incompetence and "dereliction of duty."

Everybody but the kool-aid drinkers KNOWS that "they've screwed up," of course, but it's about time that fact became spoken on our airwaves.

Accusing top Pentagon officials of "dereliction of duty," retired Marine Gen. Anthony Zinni says staying the course in Iraq isn't a reasonable option.

"The course is headed over Niagara Falls. I think it's time to change course a little bit or at least hold somebody responsible for putting you on this course," he tells CBS News Correspondent Steve Kroft in an interview to be broadcast on 60 Minutes, Sunday, May 23, at 7 p.m. ET/PT.

The current situation in Iraq was destined to happen, says Zinni, because planning for the war and its aftermath has been flawed all along.

"There has been poor strategic thinking in this...poor operational planning and execution on the ground," says Zinni, who served as commander-in-chief of the U.S. Central Command from 1997 to 2000.

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