Friday, December 17, 2004

Denethor Voices "No Confidence" in Aragorn Leadership

Not to be out done by my compatriot...

Minas Tirith, Gondor - In a press conference today Denethor, currently the Regent of the Nation of Gondor, expressed his misgivings about the leadership of the relatively unknown Aragorn. "In his rush to war with Isengard and Mordor, I don't think he really thought the whole thing through" Denathor told reporters. As leader of the opposition party, Denethor has been critical of the war effort to date. "Troop levels are just too low. We need more boots on the ground if we really want to win this war." Others have expressed similar concerns, including the battle for the hearts and minds of the Uruk Hai, and Mordor Orcs.

These criticisms come on the heals of a question and answer session Aragorn held with the Rohan contingent last week. One embattled soldier asked why they had to dig through midden heaps to get scraps of armor for their horses. The lack of armored horses has been another common complaint. Critics complain that in the Aragorn administrations rush to war, not enough armored horses were provided to the troops. "Many soldiers have been killed and injured when their horse was hit by a spear, arrow or javelin" claims an unnamed Defense Department source.