He grew up in one of America’s poorest counties. He retired as the highest ranking Hispanic officer in the US Army. Ricardo Sanchez took over as commander of coalition forces in June, 2003, a month after President Bush had declared, "Mission Accomplished." Now, the three-star general has published Wiser in Battle, in which he accuses the highest officials in the Bush Administration of "gross incompetence and dereliction of duty." The book's dust jacket reports high praise from retired Generals Wesley Clark and Barry McCaffrey.