Our New Commander
Posted by nytexan on May 15, 2007
Well Bush managed to convince Lt. Gen. Douglas Lute to be the War Czar. So now that Lutel is basically the commander in chief does this make Bush little commander instead of the Commander Guy?
Is there anything in the Presidential job description that Bush is capable of doing or not out sourcing? To me this means that Lt. Gen. Douglas Lute will become the scapegoat for Iraq and Afghanistan.
I realize that according to Bush, Lute will be an assistant, so why is he called a Czar. Czar is derived from the Latin for Caesar, who was a ruler and every ruler after that was basically called Caesar. The Russians used Czar for their Emperor. Therefore czar means head of.
We have a drug czar, but he’s the head of a department. Our drug czar has an assistant but he’s not the czar he’s known as the assistant. That makes sense. So why is Lute given the title of czar but described as an assistant? Is it because he will have a job in title only to give the appearance that someone is actually paying attention to two wars? Is it because Bush doesn’t understand the meaning of the title he just gave someone. That’s entirely possible, Bush is lacking in the you know what department. I tend to think it’s a smoke and mirrors position to give the illusion that Bush is doing something.