This is a major aw shit. Admiral Fallon was pretty much the lone voice telling the Shrub and Cheney that they were insane to even consider attacking Iran. What this does is set the stage for an attack on Iran and the follow-on argument that you shouldn't change horses in the middle of the steam. Assuming Shrub doesn't declare a state of emergency and cancel the elections in the fall for "Homeland Security" reasons the election message will be that McBush(McCain) will be the only person that can carry the fight forward with the brown people and make sure some "towel head" doesn't assault your wife or daughter and slit your liberal unpatriotic throat. I see this as a major "we are fucked" moment. I pray that I am wrong but everything tells me I am not.
Defense Secretary Robert Gates says that Admiral William Fallon, the top U.S. military commander for the Middle East, is resigning.
Gates said Fallon had asked Gates for permission to retire and that Gates agreed.
Fallon was the subject of an article published last week in Esquire magazine that portrayed him as opposed to President Bush's Iran policy. It described Fallon as a lone voice against taking military action to stop the Iranian nuclear program.
For some reason what they told us in NBC training in the Navy comes to mind(NBC = Nucaler or Nuclear, Biological, Chemical warfare). If you can see the mushroom cloud then your only option was to "BOAKYAGB" or "Bend over and kiss your ass goodbye".