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.
It’s that “resigning quietly” part that is counter to the oath that we both took and leaves me with the sour taste. Clintoon’s orders/pressures were out of line if not flat out illegal. Faced with an illegal order Fogleman had an obligation to fight it. Resigning is dodging the fight and does nothing “for the good of the service”. If anything it leaves his service in a diminished position. If you had taken the same oath you might understand it and it would be instructive to hear Fogleman’s defense. I’d also like to hear just one of these 500 explain why they took so long to join the fight.?