Since Gulf War 1.0, he's slowly drifted off the deep end. The respect he earned from Vietnam and his book were squandered on some absolutely nonsensical claims starting during Desert Shield up to OIF.
The real tragedy was occasionally he had some pretty cogent opinions, but they were drowned out by his diatribes. Ultimately, he was ignored by the rank and file of the Army; because he had nothing useful to contribute. His pandering to get his views published didn't sit well us either...
He was indeed a larger than life character and in his Vietnam years and after spoke for the soldier, cutting through a lot of the bullsh*t. unfortunately T-P is right. He ended up blighting his own name and lost a lot of credibility. Was highly critical of British Forces over the years.
Still what we wouldn't do to have a few full-on soldiers presenting the reality of soldiering to the media today?