loud minorities, because they offer the best sound bites. Kinda like those who support man-made global warming...
One can only wonder why all the attention and hulla-balloo given the six or seven out-of-the-loop retired flag rank who have cared to criticise the SecDef, when that number of individuals represents only about "One Thirteenth of One Per Cent" of living retired flag rank. Not much of a measurable representation. As close as I can find, there are about 4700 living retired flag rank.
Looks to me like left wing politics taking an oblique "bash" at the President, conforming to the Harry Reid Manifesto to "attack" - "attack" - "attack", at every opportunity.
Kerry had more than that carrying his bags in a recent election. Some of the same ones ?