I’ve been invited to a blogger/podcaster conference call tomorrow morning with Maj. Gen. William Caldwell. DCS for Strategic Effects and Multi-National Forces Iraq Spokesman. At last week’s Pentagon blogger’s conference call we were joined by Mark Finkelstein of Newsbusters, Austin Bay, and Victoria at RedState. If you have a question you’d like to have me ask the good General, please post it in the comments. I’ll try my best to ask it.
My first priority is to fact check Jack Murtha’s assertions on Meet the Press last Sunday.
National Guard, 90 percent of the units are… below the readiness level to be deployed.– What are the readiness levels of our National Guard?
The public in Iraq says … we’re the ones that are inciting riots. …They want us out of there; 64 percent of the public in Iraq wants us out of Iraq.– Are we polling in Iraq? How do they really feel?
We’ve lost our strategic reserve. We could not respond to a threat to our national security, China or Iran or any other country that were to threaten us, we couldn’t respond, because we’ve completely depleted it and it’s readiness.– Should we worry about are military readiness?
Yeah. They’re, they’re in a civil war. We’re caught in a civil war. Any way you look at it, it’s a civil war. There’s no way that we can continue our troops in harm’s way in a civil war.– Can we find somewhere to put this guy where he won’t do any damage?
And my favorite:
Any others? I’ll post the recording of the call as a podcast later this week.