A good one gets away, while sleazy politics and politicians linger.
Unaccustomed as I am to following the news moment by moment, I did find myself cruising CNN.com more than usual (i.e., usual = never! exception? election night) awaiting the axe to fall on Eliot Spitzer’s governorship.
Life happened while waiting for something else: Admiral William F. Fallon, head of U.S. Central Command, resigned today.
It took an IM from my ex-naval officer son to open my eyes to the tragic implications. He directed me to a profile of Fallon that appeared last week in Esquire, which was hurriedly updated this afternoon.
The Man Between War and Peace
By Thomas P.M. Barnett | March 11, 2008, 3:10 PM
The Bush Administration wanted a war with Iran. The head of U.S. Central Command, Admiral William “Fox” Fallon, disagreed. And now, as of March 11, Fallon has resigned.
That’s the update: here’s the story. Read about an amazingly accomplished diplomat in uniform.