Infrastructure and Reconciliation While SARS-CoV-2 Goes Airborne



  1. What happened to our marvel and desire to apply/participate in scientific knowledge? We need for our society to be sent back to school … to include civic understanding, respect, and participation. Since when has jeopardizing the health of our country (global implications) become a sign of freedom? I’m taking the liberty of sharing a post from The Bulwark which provides one of these lessons:

    The hearings were a master class in civilian-military relations.

    In full performative mode, Tom Cotton thought he had a powerful gotcha question for General Milley. Instead, it created an opening for one of the most memorable moments of the day.

    Cotton, who previously served in the U.S. Army, demanded to know why Milley hadn’t resigned after his recommendations were rejected.

    Milley explained that isn’t the way military service works.

    “Senator, as a senior military officer, resigning is a really serious thing,” said Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. “It’s a political act if I’m resigning in protest. My job is to provide legal advice or the best military advice to the president. That’s my legal requirement. That’s what the law is. The president doesn’t have to agree with that advice. He doesn’t have to make those decisions just because we’re generals.”

    Milley explained that were he to resign just because President Joe Biden didn’t take his advice, “It would be an incredible act of political defiance for a commissioned officer to just resign.”

    “This country doesn’t want generals figuring out what orders we’re going to accept and do or not,” Milley continued. “That’s not our job. It’s critical. My dad didn’t get a choice to resign at Iwo Jima. They can’t resign, so I’m not going to resign.


    Twitter avatar for @cspan
    .@SenTomCotton: “Why haven’t you resigned?”

    Gen. Milley: “It would be an incredible act of political defiance for a commissioned officer to just resign because my advice is not taken.” He also says, “My dad didn’t get a choice to resign at Iwo Jima.”
    September 28th 2021

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