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Top US General Blasts Ex-Officers for Attacking Obama
AFP ^ | Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Posted on 08/21/2012 4:32:35 PM PDT by kristinn

ABOARD A US MILITARY AIRCRAFT — US military chief General Martin Dempsey denounced ex-officers Tuesday for waging a campaign against President Barack Obama, arguing that soldiers had a duty to stay above the political fray.

Wading into a potential minefield during a hotly contested White House race, Dempsey voiced his disapproval of a group of retired military members and CIA officers who have accused Obama of spilling sensitive national security details to help secure his re-election.

Asked if the group's criticism was valid or useful, Dempsey, chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, said he would not comment on the substance of their allegations.

But he added: "As to the latter, is it useful? No, it's not useful. It's not useful to me."

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The officers he attacks are now civilians with full First Amendment rights. Did SecDef Panetta 'suggest' Gen. Dempsey go nuclear on these vets?

1 posted on 08/21/2012 4:32:50 PM PDT by kristinn
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To: kristinn

You bet he did.Demsey the liberal pawn.


2 posted on 08/21/2012 4:35:10 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: kristinn

Colin Powell has stayed out of politics, right?/s


3 posted on 08/21/2012 4:35:27 PM PDT by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: kristinn
Did SecDef Panetta 'suggest' Gen. Dempsey go nuclear on these vets?

Someone did.

General Officers are political animals. This guy is following orders.

4 posted on 08/21/2012 4:35:50 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (Obama: "If you've got a business -- you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen.")
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To: kristinn

Three words:

Screw you Martin.


5 posted on 08/21/2012 4:36:08 PM PDT by mkjessup (To paraphrase Sir Winston: "if 0bama invaded Hell, I would put in a good word for the Devil")
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To: kristinn
Sorry General, when you get your discharge, you get your First Amendment rights back.

What a putz.

6 posted on 08/21/2012 4:36:29 PM PDT by Lysandru
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To: FReepers
Hey Dempsey,


Please Donate!


7 posted on 08/21/2012 4:36:50 PM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: kristinn
"In videos aired this month, the group said the Obama administration endangered the United States and the safety of troops by allegedly spilling secrets about operations, including the American raid last year that killed Osama bin Laden."

This group of patriots is 100% correct.

8 posted on 08/21/2012 4:36:57 PM PDT by cweese (Hook 'em Horns!!!)
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To: kristinn
soldiers had a duty to stay above the political fray

Tell that to this guy:

9 posted on 08/21/2012 4:37:12 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: kristinn

Cry me a large, gushing river, you obama boot-licker.


10 posted on 08/21/2012 4:37:30 PM PDT by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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To: kristinn

I have a visceral reaction to this general’s statement, and have been searching for a polite way to express it. I can’t.

So F’ you general!


11 posted on 08/21/2012 4:37:43 PM PDT by Never on my watch (I can see November from the Chick-Fil-A drive through lane.)
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To: kristinn
Special Operations OPSEC targets Obama for reckless intelligence leaks (FR thread)

Dishonorable Disclosures (22:00 Youtube video)

Special Operations (OPSEC) (website to get involved)

12 posted on 08/21/2012 4:38:37 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: kristinn

Have those veterans with a voice raised any select fingers toward this general in an appropriate salute of respect as of yet?


13 posted on 08/21/2012 4:39:13 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: kristinn

“soldiers had a duty to stay above the political fray”

Seems Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower disagrees with your understanding of the First Amendment, sir!


14 posted on 08/21/2012 4:40:13 PM PDT by G Larry (Progressives are Regressive because their objectives devolve to the lowest common denominator.)
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To: kristinn
arguing that soldiers had a duty to stay above the political fray

Not when they're out of the service. This guy is an Obama tool. Lobbying for a second term?

15 posted on 08/21/2012 4:40:21 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: kristinn

In other words: sit down, shut up, and eat your peas since you have no free speech rights as American citizen ex-GIs. Wh does general a44wipe think he’s kidding?


16 posted on 08/21/2012 4:40:21 PM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: colorado tanker

Another Perfumed Prince, like Wesley Clark.


17 posted on 08/21/2012 4:41:19 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: kristinn

Good order and discipline should require active duty officers to keep their opinions to themselves. But once they are out of uniform then the restriction is off and they should be free to express their opinion, same as every other American.


18 posted on 08/21/2012 4:41:35 PM PDT by Delhi Rebels (There was a row in Silver Street - the regiments was out.)
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To: kristinn
...soldiers had a duty to stay above the political fray...

So General, why are you getting into the political fray?

19 posted on 08/21/2012 4:41:38 PM PDT by Never on my watch (I can see November from the Chick-Fil-A drive through lane.)
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To: kristinn
It looks to me like General Dempsey is an Obama Toady.What an Idiot.

I Guess he expects all former military people to just roll over and play dead for his god Obama.

Well as far as that go's,I stay with the Constitution over Obama any day.General Dempsey,We know where his loyalties lie.

20 posted on 08/21/2012 4:42:02 PM PDT by puppypusher (The World is going to the dogs.)
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To: kristinn
Wading into a potential minefield during a hotly contested White House race, Dempsey voiced his disapproval of a group of retired military members and CIA officers who have accused Obama of spilling sensitive national security details to help secure his re-election.

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Unacceptable. Retired military and CIA have the right to free speech.

21 posted on 08/21/2012 4:42:02 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: max americana

The top comrade is following orders. The civilians should call him a communist running dog.


22 posted on 08/21/2012 4:42:33 PM PDT by MtnClimber (I did not vote for Zero. Someone else did that.)
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To: G Larry

And Kennedy, and Carter, and Bush 41, and McCain, and Kerry....

Get it?


23 posted on 08/21/2012 4:42:45 PM PDT by G Larry (Progressives are Regressive because their objectives devolve to the lowest common denominator.)
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To: kristinn

Hey General,

I’ve fully and wholly enjoyed exercising my 1st Amendment freedoms after serving over 20 years to defend them for others.

Once we hang up the uniform, we become CITIZENS again. Understood?

Your comments are duly noted, “sir”.


24 posted on 08/21/2012 4:44:13 PM PDT by SZonian (Throwing our allegiances to political parties in the long run gave away our liberty.)
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To: BenLurkin

My thoghts exactly. Plus Andrew Jackson, U.S. Grant, Teddy Roosevelt, Ike, G.H.W. Bush, John McCain, and a host of others. Maybe the good General could take his own advice and stop shilling for Obama.


25 posted on 08/21/2012 4:44:25 PM PDT by Hugin ("Most times a man'll tell you his bad intentions, if you listen and let yourself hear."---Open Range)
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To: kristinn
"he would not comment on the substance of their allegations."

That helps confirm the charges, IMO.

26 posted on 08/21/2012 4:44:55 PM PDT by PghBaldy
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To: kristinn

We have a military subordinate to civilian leadership, we do not have a military obsequious to civilian leadership.

I will take this as your resignation, Dempsey.


27 posted on 08/21/2012 4:45:27 PM PDT by depressed in 06 (6 November, 2012, the day our embarrassment is sent back to Kenya.)
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To: kristinn

Just how many former military officers actually did become President?

Let’s see, just off the top of my head:

George W. Bush
Jimmy Carter
Teddy Roosevelt
U. S. Grant
Andy Jackson
Franklin Pierce
Zachary Taylor


28 posted on 08/21/2012 4:45:49 PM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: kristinn

Of course it’s not useful to him. How friggin’ obvious, General.


29 posted on 08/21/2012 4:45:56 PM PDT by USMCPOP (Father of LCpl. Karl Linn, KIA 1/26/2005 Al Haqlaniyah, Iraq)
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To: Never on my watch

That is a very good point.


30 posted on 08/21/2012 4:46:08 PM PDT by yarddog
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To: BenLurkin

*****

“When we assumed the soldier we did not lay aside the citizen,” from then-Gen. George Washington’s June 26, 1775, letter to the Provincial Congress is inscribed inside the apse.
Ref
http://www.arlingtoncemetery.org/visitor_information/amphitheater.html
Note: The above quote was a favorite of Col David (Perfumed Princes) Hackworth USA (Ret.) (now deceased)

*****
“There ain’t no ticks like poly-ticks. Bloodsuckers all.”
-Davy Crockett (unsourced)
Ref
http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Davy_Crockett

**********


31 posted on 08/21/2012 4:46:42 PM PDT by gunnyg ("A Constitution changed from Freedom, can never be restored; Liberty, once lost, is lost forever...)
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To: freeangel

He’s got it backwards, since he’s the one who’s active duty and ought to keep his mouth shut.


32 posted on 08/21/2012 4:46:47 PM PDT by BlatherNaut
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To: kristinn

General General, really? You fight for the constitution and higher powers... Obama may be your commander, but if he is such a Queer star for you to die for in his arms, why don’t you come out the fracking fascist closet, Dempsey?

By the way, I did not renew my military stay because of queer leaders like Dempsey.


33 posted on 08/21/2012 4:47:37 PM PDT by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: kristinn
"General Martin Dempsey"

Moron on duty.

34 posted on 08/21/2012 4:47:43 PM PDT by spunkets
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To: kristinn

A perfumed princess sitting on his Pentagon throne? Gen. Martin, they now happen to be civilians and you’re in the active service so how about you stay out of politics by keeping your politics to yourself. So take your own advice.


35 posted on 08/21/2012 4:48:16 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: kristinn
http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSjtzaZ0zqpj2cw5JB-_3-39YrzuN91AvPRo3stOP8UGcix-iKrMHA7ioXi

General Dhimmitude will now be given the People's Army Liberation People's Medal, for his bravery in squashing the Tea Party Rebellion.

All you other Military offices better follow his example.

(or else......)

36 posted on 08/21/2012 4:48:16 PM PDT by KC_Lion (Normalcy results in the creation of life, Sodomy results in AIDS)
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To: spunkets

Humpty Dumpsey


37 posted on 08/21/2012 4:48:48 PM PDT by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: kristinn

The headline should read: “Political hack, General Dempsey, says veterans should stay out of politics.”


38 posted on 08/21/2012 4:49:37 PM PDT by SUSSA
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To: dfwgator

They guy has a good service record, but Washington has a way of changing people as we all know. This guy ought to be on the side of the troops, not the Leaker in Chief.


39 posted on 08/21/2012 4:49:56 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: kristinn

He’s what we call a “Regular Army Clown.”


40 posted on 08/21/2012 4:50:09 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: MtnClimber

PLAN is looking for a few good running dog lackeys, General.

Be all they'll let you be.

41 posted on 08/21/2012 4:51:34 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: kristinn

These high ranking 4 star generals are nothing but political butt kissers. They screw the troops to make their own gain. I dealt with many, many of these types in my 20 years. They were political officers, in the game to punch their tickets and make that next grade, on the backs of the troops. I had some really great officers also who cared for the men and women and would break their butts for us, and most of the time get into trouble for doing it. I frankly can say that I did not like 80% of the officers I worked under. My NCOs by a massive margin were better than the stinking political officers.


42 posted on 08/21/2012 4:51:43 PM PDT by RetiredArmy (The Signs of the Times are clear. The days grow short. Your only way to avoid is BELIEVE in Him!)
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To: abb

Did you forget George H.W. Bush?

There is video of him being picked up out of the water after bailing out of a plane somewhere.


43 posted on 08/21/2012 4:51:53 PM PDT by BookaT
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To: kristinn

Next he’ll be telling soldiers not to vote (conservative soldiers, that is).


44 posted on 08/21/2012 4:51:53 PM PDT by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: kristinn
But he added: "As to the latter, is it useful? No, it's not useful. It's not useful to me."

So it's all about him and whether retired soldiers are "useful" to him? This guy just confirms more politicization of the military by liberals

45 posted on 08/21/2012 4:52:05 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: kristinn
" No, it's not useful. It's not useful to me." so who cares what's useful to you, you tool you??? it's NOT ABOUT YOU!!!
46 posted on 08/21/2012 4:52:27 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: HANG THE EXPENSE

sorry, dempsey


47 posted on 08/21/2012 4:52:53 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: kristinn
" It's not useful to me."

It's all about you, eh Marty boy?

Some people work their way to the top, others just sucked their way.

48 posted on 08/21/2012 4:53:05 PM PDT by dragonblustar (Allah Ain't So Akbar!)
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To: kristinn
Sounds to me like Dempsey is the political pawn of Obambi.

You are not their commander, Dempsey, they are retired with all Constitutional protections though Obambi and possibly you don't like it.

49 posted on 08/21/2012 4:53:12 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: abb

George HW Bush, John Kennedy


50 posted on 08/21/2012 4:54:07 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Happy to be represented by Lt. Col. Allen West)
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