Is This Man Our Next Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff?
AP Photo courtesy of the U.S. Navy/Chad J. McNeely
Or is he just auditioning for Captain Steubing in a stage production of the "Love Boat?"
He's Michael Mullen, the person that Robert Gates is recommending to take the place of General Peter Pace, whose current term as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs is up in September. Originally, Gates was going to push for Pace to have another two-year term, but he concluded that the confirmation process would be too contentious, focusing too much on Pace's past performance and the Iraq War, and he wanted to focus on the future.
Yeah, right. The Iraq War. That's it. Please! Whoever comes in is going to have to deal with the Iraq War, and is going to be grilled about their intentions, so cut the crap awready. Pace had other problems, anyway. I think the real moral of the story is:
"Don't fuck with the queens. Ever."