Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Fallon Is Gone

I have no idea what this means:
Adm. William J. Fallon, the top American commander in the Middle East whose views on Iran and other issues have seemed to put him at odds with the Bush administration, is retiring early, the Pentagon said Tuesday afternoon.

The retirement of Admiral Fallon, 63, who only a year ago became the first Navy man to be named the commander of the United States Central Command, was announced by his civilian boss, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, who said that he accepted the admiral’s request to retire “with reluctance and regret.”
Probably not very much reluctance and regret. My only guess on this is that Bushco wants to be as scary as possible to Iran and that Fallon appeared to be too sane to be taken as a serious threat.

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