The Marines launched an investigation. Yesterday they made the results public, and those results surprised just about everybody – they called the crash “avoidable” and held those responsible fully accountable. Some careers are over, and a very clear message has been sent to other Marines. Peggy Noonan (WSJ) has the best writeup I've seen, including this summary:
This wasn't damage control, it was taking honest responsibility. And as such, in any modern American institution, it was stunning.Stunning, indeed. And so refreshing, coming during the massive finger-pointing exercise accompanying the financial crisis.
I wish the Marines were in charge of that!