Los Angeles Times
May 10, 2007
By Associated Press
CONCORD, N.H. — Two retired generals challenged a dozen members of Congress in a new ad campaign Wednesday, saying the politicians can't expect to win reelection if they support President Bush's policies in Iraq.
"I am outraged, as are the majority of Americans. I'm a lifelong Republican, but it's past time for change," retired Army Maj. Gen. John Batiste told reporters.
"Our strategy in Iraq today is more of the same — a slow grind to nowhere which totally ignores the reality of Iraq and the lessons of history," Batiste said.
Batiste and Paul D. Eaton, also a retired Army major general, are featured in the ads by VoteVets.org. They challenge Bush's argument that he listens to his commanders in Iraq and say the president's Iraq policies endanger U.S. security.