Skip to comments.TROOPS WORRY: "What if a Democrat wins?" Mullen warns military: stay out of politics (REPOST)
Posted on 05/26/2008 8:54:37 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
WASHINGTON: The highest-ranking U.S. military officer has written an unusual open letter to all those in uniform, warning them to stay out of politics as the United States approaches a presidential election in which the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan will be a central, and certainly divisive, issue.
"The U.S. military must remain apolitical at all times," wrote Admiral Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. "It is and must always be a neutral instrument of the state, no matter which party holds sway."
Mullen said he was inspired to write the essay after receiving a constant stream of legitimate, if troubling, questions while visiting U.S. military personnel around the world, including, "What if a Democrat wins?" and, "What will that do to the mission in Iraq?"
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According to Admiral “cut and run” Mullins, aren’t his troops all supposed to resign in protest if they don’t like the leadership? It seems the man can’t keep his story straight.
If Obama wins, we may need the military to step in and save the country.
Re-enlistments will dramaticaly drop, and resignations of commissions will spike. No one will want to serve leaders that despise them, will send them on “peacekeeper: missions, under fund and poorly supply them and will willingly consider them expendable, in the face of “expedient” surrenders.
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Remember: Mullen is the homo-friendly guy the rats wanted - - and got - - after the cowardly Bush threw Peter Pace under the bus.
I worry if nObama wins!
This is only technically correct.
An soldier can campaign for any candidate provided they don't do it in uniform or on government time.
Also, they are free to discuss and share opinions with anyone at any time.
A clear distinction must be made between being “apolitical” and “staying out of politics”.
This is because our nation is threatened by politicians who are ignorant of the military, foreign policy, and war. For this reason, the Pentagon must create a black program, whose sole purpose is to get military educated congressmen and senators elected. From BOTH parties.
It is just as important to do this to keep the United States out of unnecessary and ill-conceived wars, as it is to prevent cuts in critical defense apparatus leaving America at risk of enemy attack.
For this reason, veterans who are selected to run for office must be under strict rules. They must generally follow the party line of whatever party they belong, *except* when critical decisions are made about US defense policy. They must be seen as loyal partisans.
They also must do so in a coordinated manner, to multiply their effectiveness. But this means that their actions must be invisible to intelligence agencies and others who would strongly object and compromise their positions.
This is not done for frivolous reasons, but to fulfill the military oath to protect and defend the United States against its enemies.
In this case, political ignorance has become a dangerous foe.
I say again: Admiral Mullen is reminded of the oath he took, just as I did 40 years ago this month, to protect the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic. It is possible that the next president, as well as the speaker of the House and the Senate majority leader, will be an enemy of the Constitution. As an American citizen I will expect the admiral and those in his command to honor the oath if necessary.
if a dem wins we are all $&@*## clear on that?
Make a deal. The military stays out of politics and the Rat Party (formerly the traditional, patriotic Democratic Party) lets ALL military votes count this time. OK? Deal, Rats?
Ha! That’s an awesome poster!
Absolutely correct. Plus, some Marines and soldiers would likely find a way to get discharged early ("Bad back", "I'm a homo", whatever) rather than serve under an Obama or a Hillary.
No one will want to serve leaders that despise them, will send them on peacekeeper: missions, under fund and poorly supply them and will willingly consider them expendable, in the face of expedient surrenders.
Don't forget the Clinton mindset - - picking up the trash in Haiti, and missions with no bullets and no support ("Blackhawk Down").
***Mullen warns military: stay out of politics ****
We were told the same thing in 1968. I think it was because to many autos on base had GEORGE WALLACE for PRESIDENT bumper stickers on them.