6,658. 3/19/2006

"On March 19, 2006, under a graphic display summarizing deteriorating conditions in Iraq, the New York Times carried an op-ed by Paul Eaton, a retired army two-star [general], that forthrightly declared, '[Secretary of Defense] Donald Rumsfeld is not competent to lead our armed forces.' Laced with vivid phrases–'incompetent strategically, operationally and tactically,' 'bullying,' 'intimidated,' 'groupthink'–Eaton's diagnosis of a military in crisis was tart and pithy: 'Donald Rumsfeld demands more than loyalty. He wants fealty. And he has hired men who give it.' "

 – Andrew Cockburn, Rumsfeld, 214

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