posted on Mar, 16 2008 @ 10:56 AM
"Opinion" as defined by the "Oxford American Dictionary and Thesaurus"
1. a belief or assessment based on grounds short of proof
2. a view held as probable
3. what one thinks about a particular topic or question
4. (a) a formal statement of professional advice
(b) a formal statement of reasons for a judgemnt given
If a person who has experience in the profession he currently is engaged in, forms an "opinion" to remove him/herself from that profession, after
having served/worked in that area for years, doesn't it beg to question what would motivate him to do so.
IMO I question the reasons behind the resignation? We are in the middle of a terrible war. If our own commanders are questioning the morality of the
war, what can we, as Americans, assume from his actions?
The old adage "I was just following orders does not fly with me". Our miliatry are not robots. We have a conscious and we will have to live with the
decisions we make. If more higher-up personnel followed their conscious instead of orders given by someone sitting in an air-conditioned office, we
may be able to do the right thing, not only now but in the future.
Just my opnion.