Former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta’s new book, Worthy Fights: A Memoir of Leadership in War and Peace, was released yesterday, and what it reveals has the media gaping—Democrats scrambling for a distraction.LI doesn't offer an answer, yet it is embedded within the story: Money.
The fact of the matter is that memoirs like Panetta’s always come with the same sort of bombastic “I told you so” fanfare.
Hey Leon, why didn’t you speak up when we needed you most?
Leon was faced with a values dilemma when he left office:
a) Speak out about the mismangement, bad decisions and utter incompetency immediately, with the intent to influence future decisions that could save lives and maintain the nation's security. Or,
b) Write a book several years later, posture as if he has values, and profit from the controversy.Profit over Patriotism is an infliction primarily of the left, but it is everywhere in some degree.
For example, why haven't we seen one resignation associated with Obama's recent order to send 3,000 troops to Africa to
Save yourself the $$ - don't buy his book. Any criticism of Obama, now, is insincere and designed for profit.
If you want to know about Panetta and his values, just do a Google Images search:
UPDATED 10.9 6pm:
Pat Dollard posts a 12-minute O'Reilly interview with the disgraced Panetta. O'Reilly did a good job, for a change.