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Subject: Casey vs. Petraeus



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Rich,

Regarding your last sentence:

Bush deserves credit for not simply splitting the difference, but we really need to get Casey out of there as soon as we can.

Hmmm….So the best job for Casey is Army Chief of Staff? Did anybody in the WH think about his confirmation hearings and the questions Casey might get from a Carl Levin-led Armed Services Committee?

I generally avoid Vietnam comparisons but didn’t Westmoreland get the CSA job after making a mess of Vietnam? After GEN Schoomaker’s genuinely impressive tenure, the Army gets saddled with the guy who’s been in charge in Iraq for 2+ years as things went down the drain?



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