Faithful readers will know of my view that the U.S. is disintegrating much faster than most people realize. However, this reality in no way diminishes my deep respect for the Constitution, which seems to always come out the winner every time there is a crisis.
It triumphed again this week when President Obama did the only thing he could, and relieved General McChrystal of command in Afghanistan. This is a tribute to the wisdom of the Founders who provided for civilian control of the military. One need only look around the world at all the countries in which civilian control is not able to be exercised, and see the problems. How many of the 195 countries in this world have experienced military coups? My guess is a lot, but a survey of this magnitude is beyond my energy level at this time.
Anyway, here's to our Founders, whose wisdom has again been demonstrated.