Patriot, General Eric Shinseki returns in the Obama administration

President-elect Barack Obama has chosen retired Gen. Eric Shinseki, who voiced the first, lone dissent of the Bush Administration's cut-rate plan for the Iraq war, to head the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The move shows Obama's deep concern for the needs of wounded veterans. More poignantly, it marks a comeback for an Army officer who was spurned by his superiors, then Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and his deputy, Paul Wolfowitz, for warning that the war's post-invasion phase would require many more troops than the Pentagon believed.,8816,1864915,00.html

{;-) Dan in Miami

PS:  Wow, imagine that!  A Prez who actually cares about our citizens who have served in uniform.  As opposed to the coward who hid under a barstool somewhere in the southern USA during the Viet Nam war.




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