View Full Version : Chairman of Joint Chiefs contradicts Defense Secretary Rumsfeld

11-30-2005, 01:06 PM
From the Associated Press (

The nation's top military man, Marine Gen. Peter Pace, said American troops in Iraq have a duty to intercede and stop abuse of prisoners by Iraqi security personnel. When Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld contradicted Pace, the general stood firm.

Rumsfeld told the general he believed Pace meant to say the U.S. soldiers had to report the abuse, not stop it.

Pace stuck to his original statement.

The unusual exchange occurred during a discussion at a news conference about the relationship between U.S. forces in Iraq and an Iraqi government considered sovereign by the United States.

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I wonder how long that general will last.

11-30-2005, 02:28 PM
He won't be around much longer, especially since he's revealing the truth about what's going on in Iraq.