On Saturday, NPR broadcast an interview with U.S. Army Maj. Gen. John Batiste, who recently retired in order to be free to criticize failed U.S. policies in Iraq. -- He called the situation in Iraq "uncontrollable chaos." -- "We have opened Pandora's box," he commented. -- "Our army right now is in trouble," he said, saying many brigades are in "an unbelievable state of unreadiness." -- "We've got to have a new secretary of defense," Gen. Batiste declared....
EXITING IRAQ: MAJ. GEN. JOHN BATISTE'S VIEW
National Public Radio
August 12, 2006
In the fifth in a series of interviews about a U.S. exit strategy for Iraq, retired Maj. Gen. John Batiste says he believes the U.S. has failed in Iraq, but should stay there. However, he says Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld must go.