Wednesday, June 13, 2007

More understanding = less understanding

Kathleen Parker has a real head-scratcher of a column on the departure of General Peter Pace as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, filled with all kinds of bizarre explanations--from speculations on how a move initiated by the White House was "a way for the Democratic Congress to further undermine President Bush" to this little gem:

What we do know is that even in wartime, everything is political. Thus, a better route to understanding may be to pose the question raised by Elaine Donnelly, president of the Center for Military Readiness: ``Cui bono?'' Who benefits?

One doesn't need much of a running start to make the leap to Sen. Hillary Clinton, who also sits on the Armed Services Committee and who, you may have heard, is running for commander in chief. No one benefits more from Pace's removal than Clinton, who would have had to vote for or against the man and be stuck with a position that could hurt her.

So President Bush removed General Pace to help Senator Clinton's presidential campaign.



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