McCaffrey is a perfect example of the pernicious and corrosive effect of the bubble the “elites” live in, and its nature.
He was a decent general, but his post-retirement career as an “analyst” exacerbated all his worst traits, failings, neuroses, and finely honed his purblind hypocrisy.
His slamming of Tucker Carlson for having the temerity (HOW DARE HE!) to criticize “Woar Heeeroe!” “Yeers inna Combatses” General Milley veers into farce and textbook rhetorical fallacyland and neatly elides his own trashing of a public figure, a seated President, into “That’s different” cloud-cuckoo-land.
Two points – for all the combat bars on his sleeve, General Milley *lost* his wars, and, while years in deployed headquarters gets you bars on the sleeve, NO ONE except the ruthlessly abused NCO corps (another leadership failure by Milley and his co-losers) spent “years in combat”; and the GOFO corps should just shut up, fade away, and be seen at Memorial Day and Veterans Day ceremonies, and not on PMSNBC and Faux News shooting their feet off.
They’re an embarrassment to the people they led.