President-elect Barack Obama

Secretary Eric Shinseki

There is justice. General Shinseki has been appointed to Veteran's Affairs.

Shinseki is the former Army chief of staff who upset his civilian bosses in 2003 when he testified to Congress that it might take several hundred thousand U.S. troops to control Iraq after the U.S. invasion. He was forced out of his job within months for being "wildly off the mark."

It's a wonderful thing when prescience and smartness is rewarded for a change.