‘Mr. President, you did not listen, you continue to pursue a failed strategy that is breaking our great Army and Marine Corps’

General discontent

ABC News
by Jack Tapper

05/09/07

In an act of defiance perhaps not seen since President Truman fired Gen. Douglas MacArthur, today the anti-war veterans group VoteVets.org, which has been influential with Capitol Hill Democrats, is launching a half-million-dollar TV ad campaign featuring Maj Gen John Batiste (Ret.), former commanding general of the first infantry division in Iraq. The ad begins with a clip President George W. Bush saying ‘I have always said that I will listen to the requests of our commanders on the ground.’ Batiste then appears, saying, ‘Mr. President, you did not listen. You continue to pursue a failed strategy that is breaking our great Army and Marine Corps. I left the Army in protest in order to speak out. Mr. President, you have placed our nation in peril. Our only hope is that Congress will act now to protect our fighting men and women’...

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