The Washington Times reports that Big Army has decided that the problem with generals is that they need more training on how they should be ethical;
The Pentagon on Friday released the preliminary findings by Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, the Joint Chiefs chairman. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta ordered the review of ethics training for generals after several senior officers were investigated this year for ethical misconduct, and he discussed the findings with President Obama during a regularly scheduled meeting earlier this week.
Yeah, that’s just horseshit. Generals know that they shouldn’t be boinking their biographers (Petraeus), spending tax payer dollars on their personal transportation (Ward), raping subordinates (Sinclair), bullying their staff (O’Reilly), and flirting with socialites while they’re supposed to be fighting a war against terror (Allen). If they don’t know better, they have no business being generals and no amount of training will get that devil out of them.
The problem is that they’re selecting the wrong people to be generals. And they’re covering up for each other when they’re being bad. Again, no amount of slideshow presentations will cure that.
Of course, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Martin Dempsey arriving at that half-assed conclusion doesn’t surprise me. He knows as much about leadership as I know about commodities brokering. “More training” is his answer to everything. Remember, his solution to the green-on-blue attacks was cultural sensitivity training – his solution was not allowing the troops to arm themselves in combat. Dempsey is just covering up for generals.
Dempsey can start cleaning up this mess by resigning and just go away to wherever career pogues go when they’ve outlived their usefulness. if Dempsey ever did anything useful.