Where do we send these 500 geniuses a thank-you note for being so Johnny-on-the-spot with their endorsement. A couple weeks ago might have had an effect.————————————————————————————————————————I remember Fogleman and the spot Clintoon put him in. I also remember being disgusted that he didn’t fight back. I took the same oath he did and it requires stepping up. Sometimes we draw the short straw and have to lead with our chins. And resigning is a cop-out. Make the crooked bastards fire you if they have the guts. Making a dirty/lazy/crooked/half-assed/ incompetent leader put-up-or-shut-up is nearly always the only real solution.
He is a man of unquestioned honor.
Fogleman resigned quietly to avoid the politics of it all, to remain true to his Air Force, to put service before self (heard of that before, have you? Apparently not).
Today, it takes an extraordinary event to cause good and true generals and admirals to enter the political fray.
We have an entire history where generals and admirals stayed out of politics, and rightly so.
Generals and admirals are loath to become political pawns (except for Powell and that putz, McPeak).
Generals and admirals have a history of being apolitical, and rightly so. They have a higher duty.
They stayed out of it UNTIL Powell went public the second time with his butt-kissing of The Messiah.
It was that event that they responded to.
Have a nice day.