The Disturbing Pattern
"Mr. Bond, they have a saying in Chicago: 'Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. The third time it's enemy action,'" Mr. A Goldfinger once said. As Andrew Malcolm writes at Investor's Business Daily, "Obama rids America's military of yet another top general:"
It's a developing pattern of this Obama White House.
Barack Obama cashiered yet another battle-seasoned American general Tuesday, even as the war in Afghanistan continues along with numerous other serious global threats to United States security.
This is the fourth senior officer Obama has forced from the country's service.
All four were tied somehow to the Afghanistan mess that Obama has long argued was the most important war. Each departure was staged as a resignation. They were usually tied to some personal indiscretions to save face for Obama, who would know of indiscretions as a product of the corrupt Chicago Democrat machine.
Read the whole thing. And then check out this post from Hugh Hewitt, paraphrasing Victor Davis Hanson after VDH stopped by Hugh's show:
VDH did point out that Harry Truman had purged a number of admirals who were critical of his post-war planning --the "Revolt of the Admirals"-- but that was in peacetime. This is an unprecedented series of retirements, and combined with the already deep cuts in military spending, the nomination of Senator Hagel and the looming Obama Sequester, underscore the fecklessness with which the Obama Administration approaches the war.
But hey, we've got plenty of unmanned drones, and like LBJ and Vietnam, they can be programmed directly from the White House, so what's the problem?