The record is clear: Dick Cheney and the Bush administration were incompetent war fighters. They ignored Afghanistan for 7 years with a crude approach to counter-insurgency warfare best illustrated by: 1. Deny it. 2. Ignore it. 3. Bomb it.
Today, General Paul Eaton (Ret.), who this week joined the National Security Network as a Senior Adviser, reacted to the Senate removing nearly $2 billion in funding to build seven new F-22 Raptors from the Defense Authorization legislation:
"In stripping $1.75 billion in funds to build seven more F-22 Raptors from the Defense Authorization bill, the Senate has brought our military spending one step closer to matching America's military priorities for the 21st century."