June 11, 2014

As Goes Mosul...

Kevin Williamson, National Review

The Associated Press

One of the problems with the armies of liberal democracies is that above a certain rank — sergeant, by some cynical estimates, though I myself would not presume to say — military leadership becomes proportionally less responsible as one climbs the chain of command: The generals are quasi-politicians who answer to civilian leaders, who themselves answer to actual politicians, who answer to the least informed and most irresponsible members of the chain of command, that being the voters.

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TAGGED: War On Terror, Middle East, Mosul, Iraq


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