Harry Truman’s delightfully salty answer to why he fired Douglas MacArthur… spoke volumes about the division between our civilian and military authorities:
“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 laws for generals. If it was, half to three-quarters of them would be in jail.”
Today it appears the proverbial shoe is on the other foot… the ignorant whelp with conjectural progeny is in the oval office. Generals are now trying to steer a rational course and save the republic from a man-child with a serious Napoleon complex. The lines between the civilian and military are dangerously blurred.