The top U.S. military commander for the Middle East resigned Tuesday amid speculation about a rift over U.S. policy in Iran. Defense Secretary Robert Gates said that Adm. William J. Fallon had asked for permission to retire and that Gates agreed. Gates said the decision, effective March 31, was entirely Fallon’s and that Gates believed it was “the right thing to do.”
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
The fallout from the article is blamed (see previous post), he showed himself to be a bloodthirsty racist imperial warrior but not onboard enough with Bush policy on Iran. Whether this means merely the usual distaste for loyalty or has more significance in respect to an attack on Iran is debatable.