When someone working for the government or the military retires from their job and only afterward comes clean about all of the corruption and mistakes that the government makes.
"Dude, legalization is just around the corner I'm telling you! The former police chief of Seattle gave an interview and even he said that the war on drugs, especially marijuana prohibition, has been destructive, expensive, and a complete failure."
"He's got major retirement balls man. Why didn't he just say that like 5 years ago?"