Admiral William Fallon has resigned as CENTCOM Commander, validating rumors that have been circulating. The speculation began regarding the validity of a magazine interview in which Fallon appeared to openly criticize President Bush on his Iran policy.
Among other things, Fallon was attributed to having said that war with Iran was an "ill-advised action." The comments made to Esquire raised speculation Fallon would either volunteer or be forced to resign. Fallon has since said that he felt the statements created a misunderstanding about his goals, and those of President Bush. The comments in the article might not be the first time Fallon has spoken out regarding Iran.
Up until his resignation Admiral Fallon had been leading US Operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.