Columnist Cynthia Tucker Warns: Generals May ‘Revolt’ Against ‘Surge’

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.

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