And don't get me started about said Lt. Col's former boss. You know, the guy who, while commanding the most important outpost in the Western Pacific, managed to get caught by surprise even though he had NINE HOURS warning of the Pearl Harbor raid. The guy who managed to lose his entire air force on the ground. Who consistently lied to his superiors about how the fighting was going.
And when he finally gets away, those same superiors award him the nation's highest medal for valor and appoint him to command the entire SW Pacific war effort.
Where's the kaboom? After 500 posts, there should've been an Earth-shattering kaboom!