Friday, June 08, 2007

Chairman of Joint Chiefs is replaced

General Pace to Retire as Joint Chiefs Chairman

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General Peter Pace, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, touring the "Faces of the Fallen" exhibit at Arlington National Cemetery on Thursday.

General Pace will be replaced by Admiral Michael G. Mullen, as Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff, "a move that reflects a feeling among top civilian officials at the Pentagon and in the White House that the American military needs new leadership after years of being strained by the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan."

Adm. Michael G. Mullen has been chief of naval operations since the summer of 2005.

Defense secretary Robert M. Gates said that he came to the realization after talking to Senate and House Democrats and Republicans that the confirmation hearing for a 2nd term for General Pace "would have focused 'on the past, rather than the future, and further, that there was the very real prospect the process would be quite contentious.'"


Damn right!

"General Pace, why are we STILL in Iraq?"

"General Pace, do you believe we should STILL BE in Iraq?"

"General Pace, how many times did you tell President Bush we should GET OUT of Iraq?"

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