It's going to take more time than I've got to try to find the problem with what he said. Seems bizarre in the extreme.
There is nothing wrong with what he said!
Sorry, I wasn't clear. I meant by 'problem' 'point at which what he says clashes with what they want'. It seems like they've gone to a lot of effort to split hairs, and then let him retire anyway??
Time to return to Oz..?