CENTCOM FOLLIES….Spencer Ackerman reports from Capitol Hill:

I just got back from Admiral Bill Fallon’s hearing to head Central Command, and I’ve never heard a military officer testify for nearly four hours and fail to exhibit an understanding of even one issue he’s about to grapple with.

Here is Fallon’s excuse:

“As you know, I’ve got a full-time job in Pacific Command, and I’ve tried to stay away from the detail of Central Command until such time as I might be confirmed,” he said. “Then I intend to dive into it.”

“I’m surprised that you don’t have that understanding going in, frankly,” said Senator Levin.

Spencer’s promised followup post ought to be worth reading.

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