Oh, this is good. Bush is being told to fire his national security team because they're the ones who screwed up Iraq - and the Post is suggesting that this may fuel rumors that he may fire top generals at the Pentagon. Yes, if the big bad generals running the Pentagon had only listened to Bush and Rummy and Cheney and Wolfowitz, then we'd be winning this utter disaster. Ironic that "national security team" isn't taken to mean Bush's actual national security team - Cheney, Condi, and Hadley.
From the Washington Post:
The group suggested the president shake up his national security team. "All of us said they have failed, that you need a new team," said one participant. That recommendation is likely to fuel Pentagon rumors that Bush and his new defense secretary, Robert M. Gates, may decide to replace Marine Gen. Peter Pace as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.Whether Bush takes the advice is another question. But you'll note that this little detail was happily leaked to the press by someone. And, as the Washington Post notes, these are "carefully choreographed meetings." The White House has chosen these people most likely because they already agree with Bush. The fact that he's getting advice, and leaking advice, that's implicitly taken as blaming the career military - the people who have actually served their country, and risked their lives for their country - is astounding.
But it's not surprising.
The Republicans have no respect for our military. And the military just keeps coming back for more. You guys voted for this jerk, you supported him all these years, and look what he's doing to you. And now, the icing on the cake - he's blaming the military itself for Bush's mistake. Amazing.