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    We talked about this last week or so. Now Big presents a new set of generals--not the ones talking to Congress but the talking-head generals. Different altogether. Saying that generals can't be trusted, like many other things we hear in the political arena, is a gross oversimplification.

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    Quote Originally Posted by matclone View Post
    We talked about this last week or so. Now Big presents a new set of generals--not the ones talking to Congress but the talking-head generals. Different altogether. Saying that generals can't be trusted, like many other things we hear in the political arena, is a gross oversimplification.
    The only difference is that we have not seen any articles about the Generals on the field. They are all the same. If you are "good" on the field you have a better chance of landing a "talking head" job after.

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    When I see those talking heads, captioned as military analysts, my level of distrust rises instantly.

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    I still remember how in one week in 2006 we went from Bush declaring we were winning in Iraq and Rumsfeld could stay as long as he wanted right before elections and then we are possibly losing a week later after the elections and dismissal of Rumsfeld.

    Why weren't there any Generals on the field that told Bush and the media before elections that we were not winning?

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    I still remember March, 2003, when the "military analysts" (typically former high ranking military officers such as shown in the NYTimes link) were all over the radio and TV in full tacit support of the invasion, and how there were essentially no contrary voices from any major news source.

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    Quote Originally Posted by matclone View Post
    I still remember March, 2003, when the "military analysts" (typically former high ranking military officers such as shown in the NYTimes link) were all over the radio and TV in full tacit support of the invasion, and how there were essentially no contrary voices from any major news source.
    Of course, more money for guns means more money for them.

    This is perhaps the worst side of capitalism. Promotion of war for profit of private companies and officials.

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    There could be many reasons they were on TV supporting the invasion. Yes, they could have ties to the defence industry. But there could also be other reasons.

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