Friday, April 14, 2006

Rumsfeld vs. the generals

The media is making much of the gang of retired general officers calling for Rumsfeld's resignation. Now, I haven't done all my due diligence yet and read up on everything they have to say, but after 27 years as an enlisted guy, I view officers with, shall we say, a little skepticism.

That's not to say I haven't known some fine officers -- I absolutely have. In fact, I've probably been luckier than most in working for some truly good commanders. On the other hand, I've also met an unfortunately high number of conniving, untrustworthy, self-serving careerists.

So the senior NCO inside my head is telling me that, just maybe, these guys weren't toeing the line with Rummy, and were invited to toe that line or retire.

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