The loud criticism of Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld by a handful of retired military generals is contrary to good order, conduct unbecoming of an American officer, damaging to our mission, and is alien to the spirit of our constitutional heritage of civilian command of the military. These men should be strongly reprimanded. Of course, I don’t expect such word from anyone on the irresponsible left because the criticism serves their purpose of continually discrediting the Bush administration’s war policies, even at the expense of sowing discord that has the effect of aiding the enemy. The disappointment is that there is not enough criticism of these generals coming from Republicans or from the mainstream “commentary class”; in short, a disgraceful performance across the board that will come back to haunt us.
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