April 20th, 2006
| | When men's lives are at stake. I do, yes. I don't see that as harsh. In civilian life, most jobs won't kill thousands of guys if you silenty agree with what you feel is bad policy. If you have possibility, even the hint of it, to change things, then your career should take a backseat. I don't see their careers as more important than the men's lives they were charged with looking out for.
Originally Posted by mmarsh
I understand what your're saying, but are you not being too harsh? I mean I dont blame these guys for not saying anything before they retired. SECDEF change all the time (Rummy is one of the longest serving SECDEF), but in 3 years there will be a new one. Do you think its fair to expect these Generals to end their 30-40 year careers simply because their current (temp) boss stinks? That seems like an unfortunate waste of talented people.
Ut ceteri vivant.