Iraq War Commander General Sanchez: “America has a crisis in leadership at this time”

Brian Zick

Sig Christenson for AFP reports: The man who commanded US-led coalition forces during the first year of the Iraq war says the United States can forget about winning the war. (…) "I am absolutely convinced that America has a crisis in leadership at this time," Sanchez told AFP after a recent speech in San Antonio, Texas."We've got to do whatever we can to help the next generation of leaders do better than we have done over the past five years, better than what this cohort of political and military leaders have done," adding that he was "referring to our national political leadership in its entirety" - not just President George W. Bush.Sanchez called the situation in Iraq bleak, which he blamed on "the abysmal performance in the early stages and the transition of sovereignty."He included himself among those who erred in Iraq's crucial first year after the toppling of the Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein.

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