Obama’s Announcement Of Gen. Eric Shinseki
I missed this yesterday, so here’s his introduction and Shinseki’s acceptance.
Shinseki was absolutely correct that more troops were needed back in 2003 and he was punished for speaking truth to power. So there’s certainly some poetic justice that he’s now in charge of helping those who suffered in some small part from the naive strategy he rightly questioned.
Also, one thing I think that was so important about Shinseki’s acceptance speech is he talked about the “unseen” wounds that our soldiers are bringing back with them. Because taking PTSD as seriously as an other injury will be vital to ensuring that our men and women get the care they need if (or when) we call on them again.