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Army General Admonished for Advocating for Gay Ban
NYTimes ^ | March 25, 2010

Posted on 03/25/2010 12:43:33 PM PDT by Steelfish

Army General Admonished for Advocating for Gay Ban By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Published: March 25, 2010 WASHINGTON (AP) -- The military's top uniformed officer has publicly admonished a three-star Army general for urging troops to speak out against allowing gays to serve openly.

Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said Thursday that Lt. Gen. Benjamin Mixon, who heads Army forces for U.S. Pacific Command, was wrong to call on troops and their families to fight a repeal of the military's ''don't ask, don't tell'' policy.

Mullen said if uniformed officers disagree with President Barack Obama's call for a repeal, the answer for them is ''to vote with your feet.''

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: agenda; bho44; bhodod; dontaskdonttell; homosexualagenda; mixon; mullen; usarmy

1 posted on 03/25/2010 12:43:33 PM PDT by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

We won’t shut up.


2 posted on 03/25/2010 12:44:24 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Steelfish

Well, at least he gets to retire with three stars...


3 posted on 03/25/2010 12:45:59 PM PDT by ErnBatavia (It's not the Obama Administration....it's the "Obama Regime".)
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To: Steelfish

Once the momentum is clearly on the side of the homosexual facilitators we have two choices: leave or overthrow.


4 posted on 03/25/2010 12:46:57 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature, not nurture)
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To: Steelfish
Mullen definitely has a problem. Anyone got anything of substance on him ~ is it sex, or dope, or theft?

This is beginning to sound like the Sergeant Woolridge case from back during the Nam. He had a sweet deal going where the winning vendors at the service clubs paid him a nickel for every bag of pretzels or potato chips.

That guy was the Sergeant Major of the Army, and I always wondered who got the concession when he got fired and punished. Probably drifted around a few years and then some officer grabbed hold of it ~ so is that what we have with this guy?

5 posted on 03/25/2010 12:48:50 PM PDT by muawiyah ("Git Out The Way")
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To: Steelfish

“Mullen said if uniformed officers disagree with President Barack Obama’s call for a repeal, the answer for them is ‘’to vote with your feet.’’

...easy for a flag officer to say...but not so easy for say an O-5 that’s got 17 years in and is 3 short of the 20 he needs for retirement....or maybe is over 20 and trying for 25.


6 posted on 03/25/2010 12:50:36 PM PDT by STONEWALLS
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To: Steelfish

“to vote with your feet”

Eh, you better be careful Mullen...


7 posted on 03/25/2010 12:51:29 PM PDT by bahblahbah
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To: Steelfish

Ve VILL NOT haff any dissention HIER!!!!!!


8 posted on 03/25/2010 12:55:54 PM PDT by ZULU
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To: Steelfish

Mixon is a REAL General!


9 posted on 03/25/2010 12:56:07 PM PDT by ebshumidors (Marksmanship and YOUR heritage http://www.appleseedinfo.org)
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To: Steelfish

I’m beginning to think Mullen might have gotten “really close” to some of his shipmates when moving up through the ranks, hence his support for 0bamao’s policy.


10 posted on 03/25/2010 12:59:27 PM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (der Fuhrer 0bamao's goal: "To Control the People ..." - FUBO! Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin)
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To: Steelfish

Let him have his say. You know these lefties feel the same way.


11 posted on 03/25/2010 1:07:18 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Steelfish
Assuming that LTG Mixon has at least 20 years in (if not 30) I'd love to see him retire and then hold a press conference saying *why* he retired...that homosexuals in the military would serious harm morale,recruiting and retention efforts and unit effectiveness/readiness.
12 posted on 03/25/2010 1:07:26 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Host The Beer Summit-->Win The Nobel Peace Prize!)
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To: Steelfish

I thought Mike Mullen was a loser under Bush, and certainly a loser now.


13 posted on 03/25/2010 1:08:24 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: The Sons of Liberty

I doubt Mullen is Queer.

I also doubt his integrity.

He is willing to watch the Navy he has been with for so many years go down the tubes just to suck up to Obama.

I have seen this before. Men who would sell out the job and his friends, and co-workers for the next promotion or to keep the one they have. They are Sons of bitche’s ,but there is nothing that can be done as long as they keep Brown-nosing. I don’t know anything about Mullen’s Navy career, but I would bet this isnt the first time he has sold out.


14 posted on 03/25/2010 1:10:51 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Venturer

I don’t know about Mullen, but I believe he has misplaced loyalties - putting career ahead of Duty, Honor, Country. I have absolutely no respect for him, and particularly Gates.


15 posted on 03/25/2010 1:14:20 PM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (der Fuhrer 0bamao's goal: "To Control the People ..." - FUBO! Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin)
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To: ilovesarah2012

THANK YOU, GENERAL MIXON!!!! We need MORE like you!!!


16 posted on 03/25/2010 1:19:36 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion,,,,,,the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: muawiyah

EVERYONE who USED to be Conservative that now wants GAY RIGHTS ALWAYS has a FAMILY MEMBER WHO IS GAY!! So....my guess, it’s one of his kids or good friends that are gay.


17 posted on 03/25/2010 1:20:48 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion,,,,,,the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: ErnBatavia

Not necessarily. As I understand it, in order to retire with more than 2 stars it has to be approved by congress.


18 posted on 03/25/2010 1:29:15 PM PDT by where's_the_Outrage?
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To: Ann Archy
To me, Adm. Mullen's response seems pretty weak for insubordination.
Perhaps the Adm. realizes he is the leader in name only, and the Commands are not going to be thrown under the Obama bus.
TWB
19 posted on 03/25/2010 1:33:05 PM PDT by TWhiteBear (Islam is an ideology with several elements of Judeo Christian traditions)
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To: Steelfish

During the Clinton years, people around here were disappointed because flag officers were not resigning/retiring. lol


20 posted on 03/25/2010 1:40:45 PM PDT by verity (Obama Lies)
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To: The Sons of Liberty

Gates was sure a dissappointment, but we should have known when Obama decided to asked him to stay that the deal had been struck to sell us out.


21 posted on 03/25/2010 2:02:41 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Ann Archy

Could be ~ I still like the “nickel a bag” deal ~ that really happened, and to people on the JCS STAFF.


22 posted on 03/25/2010 2:35:09 PM PDT by muawiyah ("Git Out The Way")
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To: Steelfish; All

Funny how Admiral Mullin came out openly and praised and supported the POTUS policy.....so ADM Mullin participated in a political process. He expressed his opinions but stomps on a subordinate that does the same. To PUBLICALLY agree with the POTUS is NO LESS POLITICAL that to PUBLICALLY disagree. ADM Mullin is being a hypocrit.

Besides, this general DID NOT tell subordinates to rebel, he told them to write and communicate with their elected representatives before Mr. Obama’s policy becomes set in stone. That is NOT insubordination it is freely expressing an opinion. I am disgusted with Admiral Mullins politics and obvious desire to suppress what few rights member of the military have. IMO Admiral Mullin should retire, not the LTG.


23 posted on 03/27/2010 5:12:17 PM PDT by Sola Veritas (Trying to speak truth - not always with the best grammar or spelling)
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