Monday, July 16, 2007

general - noun

1. A lobbyist for the Department of Defense.

2. A military spokesperson.

COMMENT: Lt. Gen. Douglas Lute, our newly named war czar, sees his first combat:

As the debate began Tuesday, Mr. Bush’s national security adviser, Stephen J. Hadley, and his new Iraq coordinator, Lt. Gen. Douglas Lute, arrived on Capitol Hill to lobby senators, while Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates fielded phone calls from lawmakers in both parties. The officials were, effectively, previewing a progress report to be delivered to Congress by week’s end.

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