Hadley wants ‘war czar’ as soon as possible
Looking primarily at military personnel, but open to civilian candidates
Hadley said he is looking primarily at retired military leaders and active-duty military personnel, but is open to civilian candidates to become assistant to the president for Iraq and Afghanistan policy implementation.
He said he’s talked to a handful of people about their “interest and availability,” including some he knew would not be available for the position.
A) Wouldn’t this be a GREAT opportunity for one of those ‘retired generals’ that were so up in arms (figuratively) about the management of the war to do something besides write op-eds?
B) Murdoc is available as of the 15th.
C) The title of this post is definitely one of the worst ever at MO.
Seriously, I’m not quite sure if I really see the value in this. Without knowing a bit more about exactly what this War Czar would do it’s tough to say, but aren’t there already people doing all this? I guess the intent is to have one line directly to the president on the war, the whole war, and nothing but the war. Maybe a positive move, but maybe just another cook in the kitchen.