Thursday, May 17, 2007

Politicians and the Military

Two items worth highlighting on the often uncomfortable relationship between politicians and military leaders:

1) Jack Balkin notes the contrast between the Republican candidates' shameful and enthusiastic embrace of torture / "enhanced interrogation techniques" (except for John McCain), and the generals who would actually have to implement such a morally-bankrupt and horrible policy.

2) Josh Marshall has a few choice quotes on the recent appointment of a "War Czar," and the blurred lines between traditionally political and military roles.

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