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Mon Apr 25, 2016, 06:30 PM

I agree with the Admiral

When I've watched Senate hearings concerning the military, I was stunned at how poorly GOP Senators (pro military?) treated our senior generals and admirals.


https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/checkpoint/wp/2016/04/25/commander-of-bin-laden-raid-blasts-senate-for-disrespecting-military-leaders/

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Reply I agree with the Admiral (Original post)
Joey Liberal Apr 2016 OP
Jackie Wilson Said Apr 2016 #1
silverweb Apr 2016 #2
lpbk2713 Apr 2016 #3
MADem Apr 2016 #7
Enrique Apr 2016 #4
Demonaut Apr 2016 #5
MADem Apr 2016 #6

Response to Joey Liberal (Original post)

Mon Apr 25, 2016, 06:32 PM

1. Me too

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Response to Joey Liberal (Original post)

Mon Apr 25, 2016, 06:47 PM

2. They see the military as servants.

[font color="navy" face="Verdana"]The corporatists of both parties have no respect for our military, but only use them to further "business opportunities" through capitalistic adventurism around the world.

Our service men and women are, in the mind of Henry Kissinger and those like him, nothing but "dumb, stupid animals to be used," who don't deserve any respect or support after they've been used up.

Just like the rest of us serfs, they are disposable, simply to be discarded once no longer useful for private gain of the rich and powerful.

"War is a Racket."


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Response to silverweb (Reply #2)

Mon Apr 25, 2016, 06:55 PM

3. This Admiral had more brain power than all of them put together.

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Response to lpbk2713 (Reply #3)

Mon Apr 25, 2016, 07:43 PM

7. I knew her--she did her retirement on the USS CONSTITUTION.

Oldest ship, oldest Admiral.

Very cool woman--quite down to earth, too.

This guy is no Grace.

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Response to silverweb (Reply #2)

Mon Apr 25, 2016, 07:05 PM

4. the guy retaliated against whistleblowers

this looks like a case where Congress did its job, and where the top brass is pissed. that's what I get from reading this one story.

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Response to Joey Liberal (Original post)

Mon Apr 25, 2016, 07:12 PM

5. It's a trap?

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Response to Joey Liberal (Original post)

Mon Apr 25, 2016, 07:42 PM

6. I realize the Admiral's community is small and elite, but he needs to get a grip and

understand that every promotion after 0-4 has a political element to it--the politics can happen in the wardroom, or it can happen in the selection board room. OR it can happen in the OVAL OFFICE, because there comes a point in time (flag/general at the upper echelons) where it's the POTUS picking names off a list that have been recommended to him by assorted so-and-sos from the Pentagon and the National Security apparatus, and that list goes over to Congress for their stamp.

The Commander in Chief (that would be OBAMA) can jump in. If he doesn't, there's something else going on. And defending someone who "retaliated against whistleblowers?" I think McRaven needs to get his head out of his ass.

I'm not crying for anyone who has to make do on 0-7 or 0-8 retired pay. Sorry, that's just not on my list of priorities.

I've been in those rooms during those stupid testimonies on the Hill. The whole idea behind yelling at the uniforms is for the Congressbozos to let the rubes back home think they're doing their jobs. "Look at him, wagging that finger! He's ON THE CASE!!!"

Not promoting someone who FUCKS OVER WHISTLEBLOWERS, though? I've got to say, for once in my life, that's a case of Congress DOING their job. McRaven needs to get over himself and understand that his protoge got caught doing something wrong. That's life.

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