The Los Angeles Times reports that President Obama defied his generals' advice on Afghanistan.At the risk of being pedantic, here's the first dictionary definition of "defy": "to challenge the power of; resist boldly or openly: to defy parental authority." Halper's phrasing certainly suggests that the generals are supposed to command the president, instead of the other way around. A minor detail, perhaps, but telling nonetheless.
Monday, June 27, 2011
The Weekly Standard thinks the generals command the president
Interesting wording from Daniel Halper: