I find it interesting that while everybody is all abuzz about Spritzer and whatever her name is, that this curious bit of information about a significant resignation should go unnoticed.
It is no secret that Fallon was in favor of diplomacy and engagement rather than confrontation in dealing with Tehran’s nuclear issue. Once quoted as saying a war with Iran “would not happen on my watch,” the former Navy fighter pilot earned the respect of his staff and the men and women in uniform he commanded, but according to Washington insiders, he also earned a bitter enemy in Vice President Dick Cheney.
Matters came to a head last week when Esquire magazine published an extensive article on Fallon titled, “The Man Between War and Peace.” The article credited Fallon as being almost solely responsible for thwarting Vice President Cheney’s and President George Bush’s plans for a preemptive strike …
This quote is from Tehran Times, but you’ll find the same story in the NY Times.
Ooops, almost forgot… here is the Esquire article.