Top commander blasts Bush's failed Iraq strategy
"There has been a glaring, unfortunate display of incompetent strategic leadership within our national leaders."
"America continues its desperate struggle in Iraq without any concerted effort to devise a strategy that will achieve 'victory' in that war-torn country or in the greater conflict against extremism."
Without mentioning President George W. Bush by name, he called the president's troop-escalation "surge" strategy a "desperate attempt by an administration that has not accepted the political and economic realities of this war."
"There is no question America is living a nightmare with no end in sight," he said.
-Former General Ricardo Sanchez commanded U.S. troops in Iraq from June 2003 until July 2004 as the resistance took hold. He retired in 2006 and blamed the Abu Ghraib prisoner abuse scandal for wrecking his career.