Questioner: Six to one is the ratio of contractors to civil servants. Yet civil servants continue to endure public opprobrium. What is your position on the total force structure, and who should be doing the work of the government?
Mullen: Civil servants continue to endure what?
Questioner: Opprobrium. A lot of civil servant-bashing.
Mullen: A pogrom?
Trust me, civil servants have it bad, but it's not pogrom bad.
(yes, that's the story of the town whose name I bear).