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Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Adm. Fallon Steps Down

Adm. William Fallon is stepping down as head of the U.S. Central Command, which oversees military matters in the Middle East, Defense Secretary Robert Gates announced Tuesday.
Gates said Fallon took the decision because of recent statements attributed to him that Fallon felt had created a misperception about his goals and those of President Bush.
Fallon was the subject of an article published last week in Esquire magazine that portrayed him as opposed to Bush’s Iran policy. It described Fallon as a lone voice against taking military action to stop the Iranian nuclear program.
Gates described as “ridiculous” any notion that Fallon’s departure signals the United States is planning to go to war with Iran. “As I say, the notion that this decision portends anything in terms of change in Iran policy is, to quote myself, ’ridiculous,’ “ he said.
Ridiculous - quoting himself? What would W and Uncle Dick call it? A God-send? A gift? A firing?

A nice little new war right before elections...McCain would love it!

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