I can imagine some post-9/11 moment, when the American people say enough already with the wars against terrorism and those in the national security establishment feel these same frustrations. In my little parable, those in leadership positions shake their heads that the people don't get it, that they don't understand that the threat from terrorism, while difficult to defeat, demands commitment and sacrifice and is very real because it is so shadowy, that the very survival of the United States is at stake. Those Hoover's and Nixon's will use these kids in uniform as their soldiers. If I weren't the United States, I'd say the story end with a military coup where those in the know, and those with fire in their bellies, save the nation from the people.I question both his patriotism and sanity.
But it is the United States and instead this NBC report is just an ugly reminder of the price we pay for a mercenary - oops sorry, volunteer - force that thinks it is doing the dirty work.
More at Hot Air, NRO, Ace of Spades HQ, and Power Line.
UPDATE: LGF weighs in.
UPDATE II: Blackfive goes nuclear. A hearty F*** You to William Arkin.
UPDATE III: Michelle Malkin and Ed Morrissey add more.