Monday, April 24, 2006
The Attack on Rumsfeld
I am tired about reading how retired generals should keep their mouths shut. As a soldier, you are charged with obeying the lawful orders of those appointed over you. As a private citizen, you are obliged to speak your mind freely and enjoy the protections granted to you under the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Yes, it is impolite to gang up and criticize your old boss. However, it is important for the public to know that every general officer involved in the planning and execution of the second Gulf War has absolutely no confidence in the guy running the show. It is one thing to listen to privates and the mothers of soldiers bitch about Iraq, it is entirely another thing to hear criticism coming from those involved at the very highest levels.