Major General John Batist, former commander of the Army’s 1st Infantry Division, was interviewed yesterday on NPR.

General Batist refused a promotion in Iraq so he could retire and speak out about the war there.

He is appalled by the “needless loss of life” among our troops by the manner in which we are fighting this war.

When asked if Iraq is presently in civil war, he replied that it hardly mattered but that conditions are so bad that without a change of leadership at the top (Secretary of Defense) we will continue to fail in Iraq.

Of the seven servicemen and women we have been praying for, one has been wounded in combat. Don’t let up on your prayers now!