Two Retired Generals, Who Fought in Iraq, Blast Bush on His "Ego"
<body><div id="article"><tr><td height="28" valign="middle" width="184"></td><td valign="middle" width="185"></td></tr><h1>Two Retired Generals, Who Fought in Iraq, Blast Bush on His "Ego"</h1><p>May 3 (EIRNS)--Two retired U.S. Army Generals who led troops in Iraq, Maj. Gens. John Batiste and Paul Eaton, released brutally frank attacks on President Bush's veto of the U.S. Troop Readiness, Veterans' Health, and Iraq Accountability Act on May 1, 2007.</p><p>Their statements, released to the National Security Network, even question the President's mental state and motivation.</p><p>Maj. Gen. John Batiste stated, "The President vetoed our troops and the American people. His stubborn commitment to a failed strategy in Iraq is incomprehensible. He committed our great military to a failed strategy, in violation of basic principles of war. His failure to mobilize the nation to defeat worldwide Islamic extremism is tragic. We deserve more from our commander-in-chief and his administration."</p><p><div class="left_image"><img height="133" src="/files/pictures/56f9cb1342aee953f4e6cffc09476dee/original.jpg" width="180" /></div></p><p>Maj. Gen. Paul Eaton said, "This administration and the previously Republican-controlled legislature have been the most caustic agents against America's Armed Forces in memory. Less than a year ago, the Republicans imposed great hardship on the Army and Marine Corps by their failure to pass a necessary funding language. This time, the President of the United States is holding our Soldiers hostage to his ego. More apparent than ever, only the Army and the Marine Corps are at war--alone, without their President's support."</p></div></body>