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Eric Shinseki Tapped To Head The VA

Posted by Phoenix Woman on December 8, 2008

This is excellent news. Not only was he right on Iraq, he also cares about vets, having left a part of a foot in Vietnam.

Over at DailyKos, diarist Homer J tells about his meeting with General Shinseki and why this leads Homer to believe that Shinseki is the perfect choice for the job.

I suspect that this is Gates’ doing. Gates and Shinseki were a part of that crew, among whose numbers was Brent Scowcroft, that criticized the runup for the PNAC-planned invasion of Iraq in 2002. In addition to providing a good person to take over the Veterans Administration, this is also a signal to the Cheney-Rumsfeld hangers-on still at DoD that they’d better start updating their CVs.

One Response to “Eric Shinseki Tapped To Head The VA”

  1. Charles II said

    I really wish he had been made SecDef. He was, after all, right about the needs an Iraq invasion would have, while Gates…well… and hm.

    But Shinseki is good news for veterans. And maybe Obama will make him SecDef in year two.

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