attitude towards war

Air Marshal Burridge … said that he doesn’t concern himself with the ground-level details of an operation. A reporter asked him in a rather nasty tone if he didn’t think the British public mightn’t be concerned by their overall commander saying he doesn’t concern himself with “details.” In case it isn’t immediately obvious to you what a moronic question that is, allow me to spell it out: if the overall commander is micromanaging his campaign, that means that a). he has no faith in his subordinates to do that (details are their job), and b). nobody is taking the time to look at the big picture (because that’s his job). I hope the British public is not so stupid as to be disturbed by the fact that the Air Marshal is doing his job. Speaking Natalie

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