I'll admit, after reading what the General said to Rolling Stone in the article was pretty much like shooting himself in the foot, but I wonder if they are kinda taking it a little too far? I mean, we all talk about freedom of speech and the General was just frustrated with some of the things that has been happening. After all, he did vote for Obama in '08. But then again, in the military you are supposed to have 100% respect for your superiors and he just flamed them on a public forum for millions across the world can read about. I think that they should have given the guy the chance to have some dignity and resign rather than being relieved from command.
Currently people are wondering if he is going to be "fired" or discharged from the military after his comments about the administration. If I was him, I would quickly leave the service and then leave the country without telling anyone about it and hide in the countryside somewhere to be left alone. I mean everyone has the right to their own opinions, but damn, this guy totally fucked himself on this one. I mean, he should have known better than to run his mouth the way he did. But like I said earlier, freedom of speech, and that is probably what he had in mind during that time.
In the end he painted a target on his back and if I was him, I would to walk away, but I would run and not look back.
I take back what I said about him being relieved from command. I just found out that he offered his resignation to Obama and it was immediately accepted. It would be nice if the media would say in the title that he resigned from his post, not being relieved of command, by saying it that way it sounds more like they "fired" him.
Edited by Man1k3n, 24 June 2010 - 12:16 AM.