MORE NAMES….Lt. Gen. Ricardo Sanchez, who was put in charge of Iraq shortly after the invasion, told us last year that Iraq has been a giant clusterfuck run by incompetents and that he’d soon be naming names. This weekend, in Time magazine, he started naming a few (Rumsfeld, Rice, Tenet, Powell, Cheney, Bush, etc.). Today, in the New York Daily News, he names another one: Rudy Giuliani’s mobbed-up pal and former police chief Bernie Kerik, who was inexplicably put in charge of training the Iraqi police in May 2003:
“I would be hard-pressed to identify a major national-level success that his organization accomplished in that time,” Sanchez told The News….”His whole contribution was a waste of time and effort.”
….Sanchez said Kerik focused more on “conducting raids and liberating prostitutes” than training the Iraqis.
“They’d get tips and they’d go and actually raid a whorehouse,” Sanchez told The News. “Their focus becomes trying to do tactical police operations in the city of Baghdad, when in fact there is a much greater mission that they should be doing, which is training the police.”
Sweet. Via TPMMuckraker.