My Bone to Pick with Biden’s Secretary of Defense
Actually, I have several, but first a few words to set the confrontation on level ground.
It was called Secretary of War until 1947, when war apparently sounded far too warlike and defense rolled easier off the tongue. Since then, The United States has had absolutely no threats to defend itself against, but endless excuses to instigate wars.
Such are the powers of language to deflect and deceive.
Also, war is an expensive enterprise and the damages to both sides are never worth the end-game. Eisenhower knew this but, other than Washington, Jackson, Truman and Grant, he was the only president to actually witness and participate in the slaughter of humans.
Those are my prejudices to set the conversation
Conversation is not quite accurate, as it sounds like Lloyd J. Austin III and I are sitting across table from one another and that is not the fact. He will be quoted from various interviews and I will have at him as I see fit. The reader is left to watch the serves and returns across the net…