Charlie Don't Surf

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Gen. Odom

I think I missed this quote, from back in September... certainly a notable sentiment from 1) a Republican, 2) a conservative Republican at that (Hudson doesn't hire liberals), and 3) a former head of the NSA, of all things:

"I would list all the arguments that you hear against pulling U.S. troops out of Iraq, the horrible things that people say would happen, and then ask: Aren't they happening already? Would a pullout really make things worse? Maybe it would make things better," wrote William Odom, a retired Army lieutenant general and former Reagan-era National Security Agency director, for a Harvard University website.

Odom, now a senior fellow at the conservative Hudson Institute, has called America's invasion of Iraq "the greatest strategic disaster in U.S. history."