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Admiral Fallon Steps Down

Posted By Blackfive • [March 11, 2008]

...Wolf's sources, for months now, have said that this was coming, not for disagreements with the administration about a looming war with Iran, but for some other internal "issues" that have nothing to do with policy or the administration.  His replacement has been considered for some time now. 

The media is speculating that this is another case of Shinseki-izing - the Bush administration getting rid of another dissenter.  They are wrong.

Also, consider the impending testimony of General Petraeus.  Can you say new CENTCOM Commander?  Timing, as they say, is everything.

At this point, that's all I'm gonna say.

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