Remembering William Odom For Saying It as He Saw It


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Lt. General and former National Security Agency Director William Odom once wrote this about the Iraq War:

The invasion of Iraq may well turn out to be the greatest strategic disaster in American history. In any event, the longer we stay, the worse it will be. Until that is understood, we will make no progress with our allies or in devising a promising alternative strategy.

Odom’s funeral service was held Monday at Arlington National Cemetery. I considered General Odom a friend — and he was a frequent reader of this blog.
Dan Froomkin has memorialized this important commentator on war, power and peace in an annotated bibliography of William Odom’s commentaries.
— Steve Clemons


4 comments on “Remembering William Odom For Saying It as He Saw It

  1. DeeDee says:

    MSM did an even worse job than you think. The man passed away
    months ago – May 30th. Why are they just now having a funeral?


  2. PrahaPartizan says:

    Steve, thank you for bringing General Odom’s passing to our attention. I don’t think the MSM did a very good job of even mentioning his death over the weekend, at least outside Washington, DC. Too much time was being wasted on the latest faux outrage by the pundits when real outrage was available in just reading the good General’s past predictions. We are all mutually the poorer for his leaving.


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