The Insurgency? Later...We Have Verbs To Conjugate!
But retired Army Gen. Paul Eaton told CNN that if you spoke up and the Pentagon disagreed, "Then you're going to have a problem."If Kubrick had put it in Dr. Strangelove, it would have been a well-worn knee-slapper by now.
Eaton reflects what many critics claim about Rumsfeld's controversial management style and the decisions that stem from it: that Rumsfeld doesn't listen; he doesn't like dissent; and he dismisses ideas that differ from his own.
His concern with detail left one former general perplexed.
Former Lt. Gen. Mike DeLong said that Rumsfeld corrected his grammar the first time he briefed the secretary.
"He said, 'Stop. ... General, there was no verb in the last sentence," DeLong said.