Retired Army Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré did a CNN interview on June 14, a day before Pres. Obama gave his pathetic Oval Office address. He said the kinds of things I wanted to hear from Obama, and didn’t.
As I’ve written before, Honoré is the man I would put in charge of the oil spill crisis. He may be retired, but I’ll bet if Obama asked him to, he’d step up. What on earth could possibly be lost by asking him? Clearly he has a grasp of the overall situation and knows exactly how he would proceed if he were in charge. He makes a lot more sense than anyone else currently on the job. He’s a man who makes things happen and gets things done.
There is an appalling demonstration of ineptitude and lack of coordination in progress in the Gulf right now. The country needs Gen. Honoré again.