Sunday, June 15, 2014

Truest statement of the week II

Well Maliki never even appointed a Minister of Defense.  He ran it all from his office there in Baghdad.  He replaced good generals with bad generals.  He starved the troops for a lot of the things they needed.  And he alienated the Sunni components of the military and even the Shia components of the military to the point where they no longer felt the kind of loyalty to Maliki and the government in Baghdad necessary for soldiers to fight.  And this is a consequence of the mismanagement of the government and the corruption of Maliki and we are obviously paying a big price for that. 

-- Senator John McCain, Andrea Mitchell Reports, June 13, 2014.

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