05 June 2008

Command Irresponsibility

There's a fascinating contrast between the firing of the USAF Chief of Staff and Secretary, essentially on "command responsibility" grounds over the quivering quiver incident last summer, and the continued refusal to hold senior military leaders accountable for either GITMO and military tribunal problems or mistreatment of captives in Iraq.

It's also a disturbing and disheartening contrast. Obviously, though, it's not disturbing enough to cause the kind of radical, cultural change necessary in the US military in general (pun intended) or the Air Force in particular.