Via Digg, who say "Paging all scientists: please explain." I just think it's a waste o' good beer. They coulda used Coors Light or some other flavored water. Wait. Mebbe it's only BEER that does that.
And then there's this:
Sorry. Couldn't resist.
"Jane, you ignorant slut!"* There's this, in the point-counterpoint category, from the Usual USAF Source:
Gates Versus the Air Force
Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates' book, "Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War," paints a highly unflattering picture of the Air Force; a service he describes as "one of my biggest headaches" during his five-year tenure as head of the Pentagon. USAF, in Gates' view, was an unwilling partner in the wars in Southwest Asia, "superbly" but begrudgingly performing airlift, aeromedical evacuation, and close air support. He upbraids the service for a preoccupation with big wars and a practically insubordinate performance on supplying intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance. But Gates' book reveals he brought a distinctly anti-Air Force bias with him to the job; despite his being a veteran of the service. His attitudes caused real problems for USAF, as Gates proceeded to slash its most important programs and decapitate its leadership. (Read the full report)
The full report is a bit of an eye-opener, wherein the former Secretary of the Air Force Michael Wynne and Chief of Staff Gen. Michael Moseley... both of whom Gates fired during his tenure as SecDef... give their opinions on claims and observations Mr. Gates made in his recently published memoir. It's some serious "he said, she said" stuff, if you like high-level gossip.
* The young'uns might not recognize that so there's this, by way o' explanation.