General Zinni asks for interagency reform - (United Press International)
I caught the question answer period of this, General Zinni asks for interagency reform - (United Press International)
, last night on C-SPAN, but I can't find a link directly to it. Too bad. It was one of the most nuanced discussions on how to coordinate military activities with humanitarian aid I've ever heard. And Gen. Zinni comes across as someone I would have liked to serve under.
Also, on C-SPAN's morning call in show, this morning, they stated that they were going to put the transcripts of Rumsfeld's Townhall meeting in Camp Buehring, Kuwait on their web-site, but I can't find the link yet. Here's a decent summary of what I've been hearing (and you don't have to sign in to access it), Troops put Rumsfeld on the spot: South Florida Sun-Sentinel
CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait � Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld came to Camp Buehring on Wednesday to lead a morale-lifting town hall discussion with Iraq-bound troops. Instead, he found himself on the defensive, fielding pointed questions from soldiers complaining about aging vehicles that lacked armor for protection against roadside bombs.
Rumsfeld, seemingly caught off guard by the sharp questioning, responded that the military was producing extra armor for Humvees and trucks as fast as possible, but that the soldiers would have to cope with equipment shortages.
Hopefully, as the heat goes on, at some point, Rummie will get burned. At least, we can hope.