Bush Creates New “War Czar” Cabinet Level Job Above Sec Def and Sec of State; Can’

Brian Zick

Peter Baker and Thomas Ricks for WaPo report: The White House wants to appoint a high-powered czar to oversee the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan with authority to issue directions to the Pentagon, the State Department and other agencies, but it has had trouble finding anyone able and willing to take the job, according to people close to the situation.At least three retired four-star generals approached by the White House in recent weeks have declined to be considered for the position, the sources said, underscoring the administration's difficulty in enlisting its top recruits to join the team after five years of warfare that have taxed the United States and its military. It must just be the job title that's the problem. I'm sure there would be simply skads of enthusiatic highly qualified job applicants if the gig just had a better name. Like, fr'instance:"War Kaiser" "War Duce" "War Maharajah" "War Emir" "War Sultan" "War Caliph" "War Khan" "War Baron" "War Emperor" "War Caesar" "War Dictator" "War Führer" "War Master" "War Titan" "War Dear Leader" "War High Priest" "War Lord" "War God" "War Zeus" "War King of Kings" "War Kingfish" "War Don" "War Boss" "War Head Honcho" "War Big Kahuna" "War Mogul" "War Guru" "War Ringmaster" "War Top Banana" "War Big Cheese" "War Pooh-bah" "War Daddy-O" "War Top Dog" "War Superhero" "War Silver Surfer" "War Wizard" "War Magic Prince" "War Fairy Godmother" "War Tooth Fairy" "War Energizer Bunny" "War Oprah" "War Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle"

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