The one place where the buck never stops, not within
five blocks, is with Congress. Senator John Warner is now deeply
worried about accountability and the chain of command. There hasn’t
been a Secretary of the Army for almost a year (Les Brownlee is
testifying today in his temporary, acting capacity) because Senator John
Warner has refused to allow the Senate to confirm a new one. On March
2nd at a hearing of his Committee, Senator Warner proudly announced that
he was blocking all civilian nominees for the Defense Department because
he has his knickers in a twist over the Boeing/Air Force controversy.
Good thing there’s not a war on. . .