Remember, the generals work for you. Think about how Harry Truman once proved the point. He had just fired Gen. Douglas MacArthur for publicly disagreeing with his policy against expanding the Korean War into China.
Truman elaborated on the decision for reporters in his typically blunt fashion:
"I fired him because he wouldn't respect the authority of the president. I didn't fire him because he was a dumb son-of-a-bitch, although he was, but that's not against the law for generals. If it was, half to three-quarters of them would be in jail."
Monday, October 26, 2009
Helen Thomas National Treasure
Has some advice for President Obama.