Who wants to be the next President?
In any normal time, that is what this job would amount to:
The White House wants to appoint a high-powered czar to oversee the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan with authority to issue directions to the Pentagon, the State Department and other agencies, but it has had trouble finding anyone able and willing to take the job, according to people close to the situation.The liberals have already started with the rather obvious snarky comments:
The Washington Post reports that the White House wants to appoint a war czar to run the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan but they can't find anyone to do it. Someone needs to tell Steve Hadley that position is filled, it's the Commander in Chief, unless the decider's become the delegator.Normally, one would think that generals would be leaping at the chance of wielding power to enforce a grand strategy on a global scale, so the fact that no general wants to touch this position with a 10 foot pole seems a little odd. Of course, the comments from some of the generals considered seem to indicate that they've bought into the liberal position that American forces in Iraq are just totally screwed, which more than anything else only proves that these generals are the wrong ones for the job. It could also be that, with the ungoing Constitutional crisis over the supplemental war spending bill still unresolved, these generals are waiting to see whether the President or Congress wins before sticking their necks out. This also indicates that these generals were dead wrong for the job.