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Milton Silver badge

And the day after he's retired ...

And the day after he's retired ...

... he'll follow the time-worn tradition of ex-military when speaking on politically sensitive topics.

Suddenly he'll discover that he can speak the truth, without the varnish and gilding and eliding and constant painful awareness that his career depends upon saying whatever his senior officers, and the political imbeciles they report to, want him to say.

It feels good, as many a retired general/admiral/chief of defence staff et al has discovered ... though it be much, much too late to make any difference to the current disaster-in-progress.

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