By: E&P Staff
Columnist Cynthia Tucker, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for commentary last month, said yesterday on “The Chris Matthews Show” that active-duty generals will “revolt” if President Bush’s troop escalation extends into 2008.
Her exact words: “Look for a revolt from active-duty generals if September rolls around and the president is sticking with the surge into ’08. We’ve already heard from retired generals. But my Atlanta Journal-Constitution colleague Jay Bookman has lots of sources among currently serving military officers who don’t want to fall by the wayside like the generals in Vietnam did, kept pushing a war that they knew was lost.”
Tucker’s AJC column is distributed by Universal Press Syndicate. She’s also editorial page editor of the AJC.