Well, my friend, if we are going to be responding on a quid pro quo basis, I should tell you up front that my posts were based on a couple of quick Google inquiries, but mostly on personal opinion based on my experience. I wore the uniform for just a smidge over three decades and took a very similar oath of office and to my eye I consider Colonel Lee's resignation to be arguably treasonous. I can't claim to have ever made Flag Rank, but the oath we all took is a lifetime commitment. Years back we had a President who acted in what many believed to be a lotharios way. Several of my contemporaries resigned their commissions because they didn't feel they could serve with that individual as their Commander in Chief. I considered resigning, but couldn't bring myself to do it. As naive as it may sound, my oath of office was a lifetime commitment to this country and not to an individual!I will certainly do so when I arrive home from work, Eagle. Of course, in reciprocal fairness, you and TKI67 will respond to my queries, correct, i.e., you’ll provide the evidence for what the two of you have said, just like I’ll support my contentions?
However I do look forward to reading your rationale....rumor has it that while I may frequently be found in error, I am in fact educable!