As V the K reminded us in his comment to my post on General McChrystal’s inappropriate comments, “Generals who publicly criticized Bush were hailed as heroes.” And let me repeat my up-update, Glenn Reynolds, linking the same article that V did, reminds us how times have changed: “Flashback: Media Promoted Military Criticism Of President Bush. Well, sure. Under a Republican President, it’s listen to the generals. Under a Democratic President, it’s all about civilian control of the military.”
If W were still president and McChrystal made the same comments he just made but about the Republican not the Democrat, he’d be hailed as the teller of truth, rather than a disrespectful subordinate.