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Wednesday, April 11, 2007

A War Czar!???

George Bush wants to appoint a "czar" for the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, and presumably the Iran war he's jonesing for. He's getting no takers:
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.

At least three retired four-star generals approached by the White House in recent weeks have declined to be considered for the position, the sources said, underscoring the administration's difficulty in enlisting its top recruits to join the team after five years of warfare that have taxed the United States and its military.
- Washington Post

Why the hell do we need a War Czar? We already have a Commander-in-Chief:
The US Constitution, Article II, Section 2:
The President shall be commander in chief of the Army and Navy of the United States, and of the militia of the several states, when called into the actual service of the United States...

I mean, we do still have a Commander-in-Chief, don't we?


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