Admiral William Fallon

Retired Admiral Willam Fallon

Admiral in Chief of the US armed forces in “The Middle East” as BBC News reported on its website today, is leaving the service after a breakdown of communication and agreement with administration about relations with Iran, but also Afghanistan and Iraq.

President Bush is quoted in the piece with a typically vague and hierarchically important snippet which has no real relevance to the article and little substance to hold up the investigative nature of the piece, which should have been looking as to whether differences in policy decisions was indeed the reason for Fallon’s leaving the forces with a sanctioned retirement.  Bush is quoted as having said Fallon aided with “considerable credit for progress that has been made…in Iraq and Afghanistan.” 

Progress?  Credit?  Considerable?  What kind of progress can a person talk about in a war that has no definite purpose, meaning, ending, or target?  Progress to its end?  I think not- not if Bush is commenting on its success seeing as the duration and subsequent distraction of the War of Terror is the only thing pushing his sorry state through the final months of presidency without an impeachment. 

Back to the article.  BBC further reports only using government official statements, such as one from the Florida headquarters, Mr. Gates, and Adam Brookes (Washington contact for BBC) who shouldn’t actually represent a source seeing as he works for the paper.  Isn’t that an inbreeding of opinion rather than an estimation of fact or logic? 

With little evidence that Fallon resigned for any reason but that policy avenues had finally increased to the point of embarassment between The White House and its top General, we are left to look elsewhere for credible reporting as per usual. 

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~ by 1womanarmy on March 12, 2008.

One Response to “Admiral William Fallon”

  1. See video: Why Fallon’s Resignation is Frightening Defense Secretary Robert Gates did not have to accept Admiral Fallon’s resignation. “The military people think basically that Admiral Fallon was PUSHED OUT” – Mark Thompson Time Magazine National Security Correspondent
    Fallon is described as “the one person in the military or Pentagon standing between the White House and war with Iran.”

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