Zinni Strikes Back
J Smith points out in comments Zinni's latest call for Rumsfeld to go, over here at Mountain Runner. The context is important. Just prior to his appearance on Meet the Press, Sec. of State Rice slimed the military leadership of the US, stating in her trip to Europe that thousands of "tactical" mistakes had been made in the Iraq War. The mainstream press did not pick up that her comment was part of an overall Administration effort to shift the blame from civilian to military leadership. Zinni isn't having it. Good for him.
Integrity and getting on with the mission and doing it right is more important than loyalty. Both are great traits, but integrity, honesty and performance and competence have to outweigh, in this business, loyalty.