October 31, 2007

PROFESSOR BAINBRIDGE: “Maintaining civilian control of the military is a two way street.”

UPDATE: Steven Den Beste senses a double bind here:

We’ve been told incessantly that we can’t advocate war unless we as individuals are willing to join the military and personally fight that same war. Otherwise we’re chickenhawks.

And now we’re told that members of the military are not permitted to express opinions in favor of the war. (Soldiers against the war like Scott Beauchamp, of course, are lauded even when it’s shown that they’re liars.)

Seems awfully . . . convenient.