Words of Advice:

"Never Feel Sorry For Anyone Who Owns an Airplane."-- Tina Marie

"
If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"
Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It.
" -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Sunday, May 28, 2017

It's Been a Good Coupla Days

Cookouts, some volunteering, some range time and more. All enjoyable.

And yet, there is so much to catch up on. There is Betsy DeVos, who basically has endorsed segregated schools. There is President* Trump, whose doctor said that he would be the healthiest president ever, but still needed to ride a golf cart at the G-7 conference. Ben Carson, who seems to have some weird ideas about poverty. All these stories are worthy of a post of their own.

Twenty years ago, a young Army major named H.R. McMaster, wrote a book called Dereliction of Duty, in which he lambasted senior Army officers who served during the Vietnam War and who did not, in his view, speak truth to the country's leadership about the war.

That major, now a lieutenant general, is the chairman of the National Security Council. He seems to take it as his duty to rationalize the various irrational acts of President* Trump.

Which begs the question: Thirty years hence, will another young officer write a critical thesis about General McMaster's turn in the barrel?

2 comments:

Thomas Ten Bears said...

Until quite recently I long held McMaster in high esteem. Not an easy thing for guys like me.

dinthebeast said...

I almost felt sorry for him when he came out to straight up lie for his president, and you could tell he knew it, but god damn it, a guy like him can write his own ticket, and this is what he came up with.
Still, he's a major step in the right direction from his predecessor.

-Doug in Oakland