Further ostracizing the eleven  ultra right-wing conservatives, chicken hawks, and mormons that voted NO in this poll ....
Bush picks Gen. Lute as "war czar" for Iraq
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush, ending a lengthy search, chose Army Lt. Gen. Douglas Lute on Tuesday to serve as the White House "war czar" for Iraq and Afghanistan.
Lute's appointment followed a search in which some of the candidates were reported to have turned down White House offers for the position.
The Washington Post reported on April 11 that at least three retired four-star generals had been approached by the White House, but all declined to be considered for the high-powered position.
They were said to have expressed concerns about the administration's problems in convincing top recruits to join the team after five years of warfare.
"The very fundamental issue is, they don't know where the hell they're going," retired Marine Gen. John J. "Jack" Sheehan, who rejected the job, told The Post at the time. Continued ...