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500 Admirals, Generals to Endorse Romney
The Washinton Free Beacon ^ | Nov 3, 2012

Posted on 11/04/2012 5:07:40 AM PST by KeyLargo

500 Admirals, Generals to Endorse Romney

Nearly 500 former military admirals and generals are poised to endorse Mitt Romney, the Washington Free Beacon has learned.

The group will post a full page ad in the Washington Times on Monday. The advertisement will have the headline, “We, the undersigned, proudly support Governor Mitt Romney as our nation’s next President and Commander-in-Chief,” followed by the names of the former military commanders.

A spokesman for the group emphasized its independence from the official campaign. The Romney campaign has not sanctioned this ad buy, a spokesman said, and the members of the group are paying the fee themselves.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: admirals; elections; endorsements; generals; obama; romney

1 posted on 11/04/2012 5:07:42 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: KeyLargo

yeah, but Obamugabe got the race-based decision of Colin Transformative Powell!

2 posted on 11/04/2012 5:09:20 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: KeyLargo

Well, that should energize the leftwing wacko pacifist Obam a base.

3 posted on 11/04/2012 5:09:44 AM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: KeyLargo

“Poised” to endorse Romney? Time’s running out, folks. Maybe you had better act today.

4 posted on 11/04/2012 5:18:31 AM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: KeyLargo

America’s Military chickens are commin’ home to roost ,,,,, Gol Darn 0bama ,,,, Gol Darn 0bama !!!!!

5 posted on 11/04/2012 5:20:45 AM PST by Lionheartusa1 (-: Socialism is the equal distribution of misery :-)
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To: bert

500 Generals and Admirals and at least one Master Chief.

6 posted on 11/04/2012 5:23:18 AM PST by EMCM USN
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To: KeyLargo

I guess Romney won the foreign policy debate after all.

7 posted on 11/04/2012 5:30:06 AM PST by ari-freedom
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To: KeyLargo

I figured BHO’s team had replaced all the patriotic generals with those more politically reliable - you know, like Stalin in 1940.

These ‘embarrassments’ will stop when the Executive Branch assigns political officers to the military (in keeping with the Administration’s heritage.)

8 posted on 11/04/2012 5:33:22 AM PST by LucianOfSamasota (Tanstaafl - its not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

Saw the ad today in the jax paper....impressive, a one page listing all the 4 stars down to one stars, in order. Showed it to my wife who was equally impressed.

Could have easily included a former buck sergeant I know well too!

9 posted on 11/04/2012 5:34:06 AM PST by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: KeyLargo

letting openly cross dressers and homnosexuals has pissed off many in ht emilitayr, trust me , many I served with and are still serving are pissed off that cross dressing queers can act all girlie and be allowed in the military but hey I guess the likes of Hannity and many on our side never saw this as a big deal because they did not want to upset their liberal north east elitist pals

10 posted on 11/04/2012 5:56:06 AM PST by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: KeyLargo

But...but...all the work Michelle and “Dr. Biden” have done for Military Families!

Every single Service Member with a functioning brain cell should support Romney.

Whenever I see a Military spouse supporting O, I instantly know they don’t have even one functioning brain cell.

11 posted on 11/04/2012 6:03:35 AM PST by baileybat
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.. and at least one Master Chief

Worth more than a couple dozen of those others, imho !

12 posted on 11/04/2012 6:04:48 AM PST by tomkat ( PAlabama '12 < < RR > > 300 +)
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To: KeyLargo

I am a LTC and I support Mr. Romney.

13 posted on 11/04/2012 7:00:23 AM PST by Warrior Nurse (I am an American Fighting Man, fighting to keep our country free from despots and idiots)
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To: Warrior Nurse

Thank you for your service sir.

14 posted on 11/04/2012 7:03:30 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: KeyLargo
Washington Times? That is like the preaching to the choir!!!!.

Too bad they didn't get an ad in every swing state big city paper.

15 posted on 11/04/2012 7:04:29 AM PST by catfish1957 (My dream for hope and change is to see the punk POTUS in prison for treason)
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To: KeyLargo

Has anything like ever happened before in our country’s history?

16 posted on 11/04/2012 7:07:33 AM PST by certrtwngnut (He shrugs!)
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To: KeyLargo

Washington Times on Monday

That’s nice and better than not endorsing but couldn’t they have came out a day or two earlier and in some major newspapers/media outlets?

17 posted on 11/04/2012 7:12:12 AM PST by deport
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To: Warrior Nurse
I am a LTC and I support Mr. Romney.

Retired Navy here, and I am a Romney supporter. Looking forward to seeing this ad to search for my former flags.

18 posted on 11/04/2012 7:29:23 AM PST by BAW (We are the Resistance.)
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To: All

I just don’t understand why all these endorsements (including all the recent newspaper endorsements), couldn’t have come earlier? Lots of people have already voted, and these endorsements seem awful late....

19 posted on 11/04/2012 7:41:51 AM PST by CharlotteVRWC
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To: KeyLargo


“We, the undersigned, proudly support Governor Mitt Romney as our nation’s next President and Commander-in-Chief.”

*Which will be proceeded by four columns listing the following names;

Brigadier General Arthur Abercrombie, (USA-ret)
Lieutenant General James Abrahmson, (USAF-ret)
Major General Chris Adams, (USAF-ret)
Rear Admiral William V. Alford, Jr., (USN-ret)
Brigadier General John R. Allen, (USAF-ret)
Lieutenant General Teddy Allen, (USA-ret)
Rear Admiral Henry C. “Cub” Amos, (USN-ret)
Lieutenant General Marcus A. Anderson, (USAF-ret)
Major General Joseph T. Anderson, (USMC-ret)
Lieutenant General Edward G. Anderson III, (USA-ret)
Lieutenant General Edgar Ratcliffe “Andy” Anderson, Jr., (USAF-ret)
Major General Joe Arbuckle, (USA-ret)
Brigadier General John C. Arick, (USMC-ret)
Major General Nora Alice Astafan, (USAF-ret)
Brigadier General Loring R. Astrorino, (USAF-ret)
Brigadier General Richard Averitt, (USA-ret)
Vice Admiral Albert Baciocco, (USN-ret)
Brigadier General Garry S. Bahling, (USANG-ret)
Major General Bowen Ballard, (USAF-ret)
Major General James D. Bankers, (USAF-ret)
Major General James F. Barnette, (USAF-ret)
Brigadier General Donald E. Barnhart, (USAF-ret)
Major General Robert W. Barrow, (USAF-ret)
Rear Admiral John R. “Jack” Batzler, (USN-ret)
Rear Admiral John W. Bayless, (USN-ret)
Lieutenant General Buck Bedard, (USMC-ret)
Vice Admiral A. Bruce Beran, (USCG-ret)
Major General John E. Bianchi, (USA-ret)
Major General David F. Bice, (USMC-ret)
Vice Admiral Lyle Bien, (USN-ret)
Rear Admiral Linda J. Bird, (USN-ret)
Brigadier General Charles L. Bishop, (USAF-ret)
Rear Admiral James H. Black, (USN-ret)
Brigadier General William A. Bloomer, (USMC-ret)
Lieutenant General Harold Blot, (USMC-ret)
Lieutenant General Steve Blum, (USA-ret)
General Billy J. Boles, (USAF-ret)
Rear Admiral Peter A. Bondi, (USN-ret)
Rear Admiral Pete Booth, (USN-ret)
Major General John Borling, (USAF-ret)
Vice Admiral Mike Bowman III, (USN-ret)
Major General Thomas Braaten, (USMC-ret)
Major General Edward R. Bracken, (USAF-ret)
Major General Robert J. Brandt, (USA-ret)
Rear Admiral Jerry C. Breast, (USN-ret)
Rear Admiral Bruce B. Bremner, (USN-ret)
Brigadier General Clayton “Gary” Bridges, (USAF-ret)
Vice Admiral Edward S. Briggs, (USN-ret)
Brigadier General Jeremiah J. Brophy, (USA-ret)
Lieutenant General Richard “Tex” Brown III, (USAF-ret)
Rear Admiral Thomas F. Brown III, (USN-ret)
Brigadier General R. Thomas Browning, (USAF-ret)
Brigadier General David A. Brubaker, (USAF-ret)
Vice Admiral Mike Bucchi, (USN-ret)
Lieutenant General Walter E. Buchanan III, (USAF-ret)
Major General Dave Burford, (USA-ret)
Lieutenant General Richard A. Burpee, (USAF-ret)
Admiral James B. Busey, (USN-ret)
Lieutenant General Kevin P. Byrnes, (USA-ret)
Lieutenant General Kevin P. Byrnes, (USA-ret)
Rear Admiral John F. “Jack” Calvert, (USN-ret)
Lieutenant General William J. Campbell, (USAF-ret)
Rear Admiral Jay A. “Rabbit” Campbell, (USN-ret)
Lieutenant General Mike Canavan, (USA-ret)
Major General Henry Canterbury, (USAF-ret)
Rear Admiral James J. Carey, (USN-ret)
Brigadier General Chalmers R. “Hap” Carr, (USAF-ret)
Rear Admiral Nevin Carr, (USN-ret)
Brigadier General Paul Carroll, (USANG-ret)
Brigadier General Fred Castle, (USAFR-ret)
Rear Admiral Stephen K. Chadwick, (USN-ret)
Lieutenant General James E. “Bear” Chambers, (USAF-ret)
Rear Admiral Lawrence C. “Larry” Chambers, (USN-ret)
Rear Admiral W. Lewis “Lew” Chatham, (USN-ret)
Rear Admiral Geof Chesbrough, (USN-ret)
Major General Carroll D. Childers, P.E., (USARNG-ret)
Rear Admiral Ronald L. Christenson, (USN-ret)
Brigadier General Clifton C. “Tip” Clark, (USAF-ret)
Brigadier General Robert V. Clements, (USAF-ret)
Vice Admiral Edward W. Clexton, Jr., (USN-ret)
Brigadier General Christopher T. Cline, (USAR-ret)
Major General Jeff Cliver, (USAF-ret)
Rear Admiral Casey Coane, (USN-ret)
Brigadier General Maralin K. Coffinger, (USAF-ret)
Rear Admiral Ike Cole, (USN-ret)
Brigadier General George Peyton Cole, Jr., (USAF-ret)
Brigadier General Richard A. Coleman, (USAF-ret)
Brigadier General John W. “Rip” Collins, (USA-ret)
Lieutenant General John B. Conaway, (USAF-ret)
Major General Stephen “Pat” Condon, (USAF-ret)
General James T. Conway, (USMC-ret)
Major General Richard M. Cooke, (USMC-ret)
Major General R. Craig Cosgrave, (USANG-ret)
Lieutenant General Marvin Covault, (USA-ret)
Rear Admiral Bob Cowley, (USN-ret)
Major General J.T. “Mike” Coyne, (USMC-ret)
Rear Admiral Robert C. Crates, (USN-ret)
Major General Tommy F. Crawford, (USAF-ret)
Vice Admiral Terry M. Cross, (USCG-ret)
Brigadier General Mike Cushman, (USAF-ret)
Major General John R. D’Araujo, Jr., (USA-ret)
General Terrence R. Dake, (USMC-ret)
Major General Gerald A. Daniel, (USAF-ret)
Rear Admiral Jack Dantone, (USN-ret)
Rear Admiral James P. Davidson, (USN-ret)
Major General William J. “Bill” Davies, (USA-ret)
Brigadier General Sam DeGeneres, (USAF-ret)
Rear Admiral Kevin F. Delaney, (USN-ret)
Major General James D. Delk, (USA-ret)
Brigadier General George A. Demers, (USAF-ret)
Major General Robert E. Dempsey, (USAF-ret)
Rear Admiral J. Ronald Denny, (USNR-ret)
Brigadier General Howard G. DeWolf, (USAF-ret)
Brigadier General Michael DiBernardo, (USAF-ret)
Major General Robert S. Dickman, (USAF-ret)
Brigadier General Arthur F. Diehl, (USAF-ret)
Rear Admiral Jim Doebler, (USN-ret)
Major General Doug Dollar, (USA-ret)
Vice Admiral William H. Dougherty, (USN-ret)
Major General Hunt Downer, (USA-ret)
General Michael Dugan, (USAF-ret)
Lieutenant General Brett Dula, (USAF-ret)
Lieutenant General Leo J. Dulacki, (USMC-ret)
Major General Felix Dupre, (USAF-ret)
Major General Thomas A. “Tommy” Dyches, (USAF-ret)
Vice Admiral Bill Earner, (USN-ret)
Major General Neil L. Eddins, (USAF-ret)
Brigadier General David Kimball Edmonds, (USAF-ret)
Major General Jay T. Edwards, (USAF-ret)
Brigadier General Jeff Ellis, (USAF-ret)
Admiral James O. “Jim” Ellis, (USN-ret)
Lieutenant General John S. Fairfield, (USAF-ret)
Brigadier General Anthony J. Farrington, (USAF-ret)
Major General John R. Farrington, (USAF-ret)
Rear Admiral Francis Filipiak, (USN-ret)
Lieutenant General Bruce L. Fister, (USAF-ret)
Admiral Mark “Lobster” Fitzgerald, (USN-ret)
Rear Admiral James H. Flatley III, (USN-ret)
Major General Charles W. Fletcher, Jr., (USA-ret)
Major General Bobby O. Floyd, (USAF-ret)
General Ron Fogleman, (USAF-ret)
Admiral S. Robert Foley, (USN-ret)
Lieutenant General Gordon E. “Gordie” Fornell, (USAF-ret)
Major General Larry D. Fortner, (USAF-ret)
Brigadier General Jerome V. Foust, (USA-ret)
General Tommy Franks, (USA-ret)
Rear Admiral Joseph F. Frick, (USN-ret)
Rear Admiral Ronne Froman, (USN-ret)
Vice Admiral David E. Frost, (USN-ret)
Rear Admiral Vance H. Fry, (USN-ret)
Rear Admiral R. Byron Fuller, (USN-ret)
Rear Admiral George M. Furlong, (USN-ret)
Brigadier General Norm Gaddis, (USAF-ret)
Rear Admiral Frank Gallo, (USN-ret)
Rear Admiral Ben F. Gaumer, DO, MHA, (USN-ret)
Rear Admiral Harry E Gerhard, Jr., (USN-ret)
Major General Daniel J. Gibson, (USAF-ret)
Brigadier General E.J. “Ed” Giering, (USA-ret)
Vice Admiral Henry C. Giffin III, (USN-ret)
Rear Admiral Andrew A. Giordano, (USN-ret)
Rear Admiral Fred S. Golove, (USCGR-ret)
Major General Richard N. Goodard, (USAF-ret)
Rear Admiral Robert H. Gormley, (USN-ret)
Rear Admiral H.E. Rick Grant, (USN-ret)
Major General Jeff Grime, (USAF-ret)
Major General Robert K. “Ken” Guest, (USA-ret)
Rear Admiral William A. Gureck, (USN-ret)
Major General David R. Gust, (USA-ret)
Major GeneralEN Tim Haake, (USAR-ret)
Major General Otto K. Habedank, (USAF-ret)
Major General Kenneth Hagemann, (USAF-ret)
Rear Admiral Thomas F. Hall, (USN-ret)
General Alfred Hansen, (USAF-ret)
Brigadier General Robert H. Harkins, (USAF-ret)
Rear Admiral Dave Hart, (USN-ret)
Rear Admiral Donald P. Harvey, (USN-ret)
Admiral Ronald J. Hays, (USN-ret)
Admiral Thomas B. Hayward, (USN-ret)
Major General Leonard W. Hegland, (USAF-ret)
Vice Admiral Peter M. Hekman, (USN-ret)
Rear Admiral John Hekman, (USN-ret)
Major General John A. Hemphill, (USA-ret)
Rear Admiral Ronald H. Henderson, Jr., (USN-ret)
Rear Admiral Larry Hereth, (USCG-ret)
Vice Admiral Richard “Dick” Herr, (USCG-ret)
Major General Wilfred Hessert, (USAF-ret)
Lieutenant General Tom Hickey, (USAF-ret)
Rear Admiral Robert P. Hickey, (USN-ret)
Rear Admiral Don “Smoke” Hickman, (USN-ret)
Major General Geoffrey Higginbotham, (USMC-ret)
Brigadier General Mack C. Hill, (USA-ret)
Major General Kent H. Hillhouse, (USA-ret)
Lieutenant General Walter S. Hogle, Jr., (USAF-ret)
Rear Admiral Grant Hollett, (USN-ret)
Major General Jerry D. Holmes, (USAF-ret)
Major General Weldon Honeycutt, (USA-ret)
Brigadier General Thomas W. Honeywill, (USAF-ret)
Brigadier General Stanley V. Hood, (USAF-ret)
General Chuck Horner, (USAF-ret)
Brigadier General James J. Hourin, (USAF-ret)
Major General Victor Hugo, (USA-ret)
Brigadier General Jack C. Ihle, (USAF-ret)
Rear Admiral Steve Israel, (USN-ret)
Lieutenant General Ron Iverson, (USAF-ret)
Major General James T. “Jim” Jackson, (USA-ret)
Major General William K. James, (USAF-ret)
Lieutenant General John E. Jaquish, (USAF-ret)
Rear Admiral John S. Jenkins, (USN-ret)
Rear Admiral Tim Jenkins, (USN-ret)
Rear Admiral Ron Jesberg, (USN-ret)
Brigadier General Thomas G. Jeter, (USAF-ret)
Brigadier General William Herbert Johnson, (USAF-ret)
Admiral Jerome Johnson, (USN-ret)
Rear Admiral J. Michael Johnson, (USN-ret)
Rear Admiral Pierce J. Johnson, (USN-ret)
Brigadier General Charles Jones, (USAF-ret)
Lieutenant General Donald W. Jones, (USA-ret)
Rear Admiral Steven B. Kantrowitz, (USN-ret)
Vice Admiral Douglas Katz, (USN-ret)
Vice Admiral Bernard M. Kauderer, (USN-ret)
Rear Admiral John T. Kavanaugh, (USN-ret)
Admiral Tim Keating, (USN-ret)
Lieutenant General James M. Keck, (USAF-ret)
Major GeneralEN George W. Keefe, (USANG-ret)
Rear Admiral Steven Keith, (USN-ret)
Brigadier General Ken F. Keller, (USAF-ret)
Lieutenant General Jay W. Kelley, (USAF-ret)
General Paul X. Kelley, (USMC-ret)
Admiral Robert J. “Barney” Kelly, (USN-ret)
Admiral Frank B. Kelso II, (USN-ret)
Major General Dennis M. Kenneally, (USA-ret)
Major General Michael C. Kerby, (USAF-ret)
General Buck Kernan, (USA-ret)
Vice Admiral Tom Kilcline, (USN-ret)
Brigadier General Mark T. Kimmitt, (USA-ret)
Lieutenant General Timothy A. Kinnan, (USAF-ret)
Admiral George E.R. “Gus” Kinnear II, (USN-ret)
Lieutenant General Joseph W. Kinzer, (USA-ret)
General William L. Kirk, (USAF-ret)
Vice Admiral Hal Koenig, M.D., (USN-ret)
Vice Admiral Albert H. Konetzni, (USN-ret)
Brigadier General Charles E. Kruse, (USA-ret)
Rear Admiral David Kunkel, (USCG-ret)
Brigadier General Wayne W. Lambert, (USAF-ret)
Major General Geoffrey C. Lambert, (USA-ret)
Rear Admiral Bud Langston, (USN-ret)
Vice Admiral John B. “Bat” Laplante, (USN-ret)
Lieutenant General Buford Derald Lary, (USAF-ret)
Brigadier General Jerry Laws, (USA-ret)
Lieutenant General Lloyd R. Leavitt, (USAF-ret)
Brigadier General Thomas Lennon, (USAF-ret)
Vice Admiral Tony Less, (USN-ret)
Rear Admiral Fred Lewis, (USN-ret)
Lieutenant Generalen Frank Libutti, (USMC-ret)
Rear Admiral Thomas G. Lilly, (USN-ret)
General James J. Lindsay, (USA-ret)
Major General James E. Livingston, (USMC-ret)
Vice Admiral Stephen Loftus, (USN-ret)
Major General Al Logan, (USAF-ret)
Major General John D. Logeman, Jr., (USAF-ret)
Rear Admiral Noah H. Long, Jr., (USNR-ret)
General Williiam R. Looney III, (USAF-ret)
Rear Admiral Don Loren, (USN-ret)
Brigadier General John M. Lotz, (USAF-ret)
Major General Andy Love, (USAF-ret)
Brigadier General Larry V. Lunt, (USAF-ret)
Rear Admiral Thomas C. Lynch, (USN-ret)
Admiral James A. “Ace” Lyons, Jr., (USN-ret)
Rear Admiral Steven Wells Maas, (USN-ret)
General Robert Magnus, (USMC-ret)
Vice Admiral Michael Malone, (USN-ret)
Brigadier General Robert S. Mangum, (USA-ret)
Major General Robert M. Marquette, (USAF-ret)
Rear Admiral Larry Marsh, (USN-ret)
Major General Clark W. Martin, (USAF-ret)
Brigadier General Frank Martin, (USAF-ret)
Vice Admiral Edward H. Martin, (USN-ret)
Major General William M. Matz, (USA-ret)
Rear Admiral Gerry Mauer, (USN-ret)
Admiral Hank Mauz, (USN-ret)
Vice Admiral John J. Mazach, (USN-ret)
Vice Admiral Dan McCarthy, (USN-ret)
Vice Admiral William “Scot” McCauley, (USN-ret)
Major General James C. McCombs, (USAF-ret)
Lieutenant Generalen Fred “Assassin” McCorkle, (USMC-ret)
Rear Admiral William J. McDaniel, MD, (USN-ret)
Brigadier General James A. McDivitt, (USAF-ret)
Rear Admiral E.S. “Skip” McGinley II, (USN-ret)
Lieutenant General Thomas G. McInerney, (USAF-ret)
Rear Admiral Henry C. McKinney, (USN-ret)
Brigadier General Joe Mensching, (USAF-ret)
Major General Robert Messereli, (USAF-ret)
Major General Douglas S. Metcalf, (USAF-ret)
Major General Keith W. Meurlin, (USAF-ret)
Brigadier General Richard L. Meyer, (USAF-ret)
Major General John Miller, (USAF-ret)
Admiral Paul David Miller, (USN-ret)
Rear Admiral James E. Miller, (USN-ret)
Brigadier General Lawrence “Larry” A. Mitchell, (USAF-ret)
Vice Admiral Joseph S. Mobley, (USN-ret)
Rear Admiral Patrick Moneymaker, (USN-ret)
Major General Mario F. Montero, (USA-ret)
Rear Admiral Benjamin F. Montoya, (USN-ret)
Major General Burton R. “Burt” Moore, (USAF-ret)
Rear Admiral Douglas M. Moore, (USN-ret)
Major General Walter Bruce Moore, (USA-ret)
Major General William Moore, (USA-ret)
Rear Admiral James A. Morgart, (USN-ret)
Rear Admiral John A. “Jack” Moriarty, (USN-ret)
Rear Admiral David R. Morris, (USN-ret)
Brigadier Generalen Michael P. Mulqueen, (USMC-ret)
Major General Stanton R. Musser, (USAF-ret)
Lieutenant Generalen Carol Mutter, (USMC-ret)
Rear Admiral George Naccara, (USCG-ret)
Rear Admiral Ron Narmi, (USN-ret)
Rear Admiral John T. Natter, Esq, (USN-ret)
Brigadier GeneralEN Mike Neil, (USMCR-ret)
Rear Admiral Edward Nelson, (USCG-ret)
Brigadier General Ben Nelson, Jr., (USAF-ret)
Major General Robert A. Nester, (USAF-ret)
Brigadier Generalen William H. Neuens, (USANG-ret)
Brigadier General Jack W. Nicholson, (USA-ret)
Brigadier General Robert A. Norman, (USAF-ret)
Major General George W. “Nordie” Norwood, (USAF-ret)
General Robert C. Oaks, (USAF-ret)
Rear Admiral Robert C. Olsen, (USCG-ret)
Rear Admiral Phillip R. Olson, (USN-ret)
Rear Admiral J.D. Olson, (USN-ret)
Major General Raymund E. O’Mara, (USAF-ret)
Major General Hugh R. Overholt, (USA-ret)
Brigadier General Maria C. Owens, (USAF-ret)
Rear Admiral Robert S. Owens, (USN-ret)
Lieutenant General Ira C. “Chuck” Owens, (USA-ret)
Rear Admiral John F. Paddock, (USN-ret)
Lieutenant General Dave R. Palmer, (USA-ret)
Brigadier Generalen Dave Papak, (USMC-ret)
Brigadier GeneralEN Gary A. Pappas, (USANG-ret)
Brigadier GeneralEN John Pappas, (USAR-ret)
Major General Robert W. Paret, (USAF-ret)
Vice Admiral Ted Parker, (USN-ret)
Lieutenant Generalen Gary L. Parks, (USMC-ret)
Brigadier General Robert V. Paschon, (USAF-ret)
Rear Admiral Bob Passmore, (USN-ret)
Major General Earl G. Peck, (USAF-ret)
Major General Richard E. Perraut, Jr., (USAF-ret)
Major General Gerald F. Perryman, (USAF-ret)
Rear Admiral W.W. “Bear” Pickavance, (USN-ret)
Lieutenant Generalen Charles H. Pitman, (USMC-ret)
Rear Admiral David P. Polatty III, (USN-ret)
Lieutenant General Steven R. Polk, (USAF-ret)
Rear Admiral Thomas J. Porter, (USN-ret)
Rear Admiral John J. Prendergast, (USN-ret)
Rear Admiral Fenton F. Priest, (USN-ret)
Rear Admiral Frank Edward Raab, (USN-ret)
Brigadier General Allen K. Rachel, (USAF-ret)
Major General Martha Rainville, (USAF-ret)
Major General David C. Ralston, (USA-ret)
Vice Admiral William E. Ramsey, (USN-ret)
Major General Bentley B. Rayburn, (USAF-ret)
Lieutenant General Joseph J. Redden, (USAF-ret)
Lieutenant General Clifford H. “Ted” Rees, Jr., (USAF-ret)
General Victor E. Renaurt, Jr., (USAF-ret)
Brigadier General Jon Reynolds, (USAF-ret)
Rear Admiral Harry Rich, (USN-ret)
Rear Admiral Rollo Rieve, (USN-ret)
Rear Admiral Tommy F. Rinard, (USN-ret)
Brigadier General Edward F. Rodriguez, Jr., (USAFR-ret)
Major General Richard H. Roellig, (USAF-ret)
Rear Admiral Michael S. Roesner, (USN-ret)
Major General Davis Rohr, (USAF-ret)
Rear Admiral Peter J. Rots, (USCG-ret)
Brigadier General HW “Rudy” Rudolph, (USAF-ret)
Rear Admiral William J. Ryan, (USN-ret)
Brigadier General Roger W. Scearce, (USA-ret)
Rear Admiral William A. Schachte, (USN-ret)
Brigadier General Klaus O. Schafer, MD, MPH, (USAF-ret)
Major General Loran C. Schnaidt, (USAF-ret)
Major General Carl Schneider, (USAF-ret)
Major General John P. Schoeppner, Jr., (USAF-ret)
Major General Edison E. Scholes, (USAF-ret)
Vice Admiral Dutch Schoultz, (USN-ret)
Brigadier General Dennis Schulstad, (USAFR-ret)
Major General Gregory A. Schumacher, (USA-ret)
Rear Admiral Robert H. Schumaker, (USN-ret)
Rear Admiral William S. Schwob, (USCG-ret)
Major General Frank Scoggins, (USAF-ret)
Major General David J. Scott, (USAF-ret)
Rear Admiral Hugh P. Scott, (USN-ret)
Rear Admiral John A. “Jack” Scott, (USN-ret)
Lieutenant General Charles J. Searock, Jr., (USAF-ret)
Major General Richard V. Secord, (USAF-ret)
Rear Admiral James M. Seely, (USN-ret)
Brigadier General John Serur, (USAF-ret)
Brigadier General Joseph L. Shaefer, (USAF-ret)
Rear Admiral Wiiliam H. Shawcross, (USN-ret)
Rear Admiral Doniphan B. Shelton, (USN-ret)
General H. Hugh Shelton, (USA-ret)
Major General Donald W. Shepperd, (USAF-ret)
Brigadier General Graham E. Shirley, (USAF-ret)
Lieutenant General E.G. “Buck” Shuler, (USAF-ret)
Brigadier General Ray Shulstad, (USAF-ret)
Major General Joseph K. Simeone, (USAF and ANG-ret)
Major GeneralEN Darwin Simpson, (USANG-ret)
Major General John K. Singlaub, (USA-ret)
Rear Admiral Greg Slavonic, (USN-ret)
Lieutenant General Alexander M. “Rusty” Sloan, (USAF-ret)
Rear Admiral D.O. Smart, (USNR-ret)
Brigadier General Stan Smith, (USAF-ret)
General Lance Smith, (USAF-ret)
Major General Donald Bruce Smith, (USAF-ret)
Major General Richard D. Smith, (USAF-ret)
Major General David R. Smith, (USAF-ret)
Brigadier General Ralph S. Smith, (USAF-ret)
Rear Admiral C. Bruce Smith, (USN-ret)
Lieutenant General Hubert G. “Hugh” Smith, (USA-ret)
Admiral Leighton “Snuffy” Smith, Jr., (USN-ret)
Major General Henry C. Smyth, (USAF-ret)
Brigadier General David M. “Tanker” Snyder, (USAF-ret)
Rear Admiral Paul Soderberg, (USN-ret)
Vice Admiral Robert J. Spane, (USN-ret)
Lieutenant General Glen F. Spears, (USAF-ret)
Major GeneralEN Stan Spears, (USANG-ret)
Rear Admiral Bob Spiro, (USN-ret)
Brigadier General Mike Squire, (USA-ret)
Major General Henry B. Stelling, Jr., (USAF-ret)
Rear Admiral Dan Stone, (USN-ret)
Vice Admiral Edward M. Straw, (USN-ret)
Major General Joseph S. Stringham, (USA-ret)
Major General A.M. “Buddy” Stroud, (USA-ret)
Major General J.A. Studds, (USMC-ret)
Major General William A. Studer, (USAF-ret)
Vice Admiral William D. Sullivan, (USN-ret)
Rear Admiral Hamlin Tallent, (USN-ret)
Brigadier General Hugh Banks Tant III, (USA-ret)
Brigadier General Michael Joseph Tashjian, (USAF-ret)
Major General Robert C. “Bob” Taylor, (USAF-ret)
Major General Larry Taylor, (USMC-ret)
Rear Admiral Jeremy Dolph Taylor, (USN-ret)
Major General J.B. Taylor, (USA-ret)
Lieutenant General David J. Teal, (USAF-ret)
Major General Thomas R. Tempel, (USA-ret)
Major General Richard L. Testa, (USAF-ret)
Lieutenant General Billy M. Thomas, (USA-ret)
Vice Admiral Donald C. “Deese” Thompson, (USCG-ret)
Rear Admiral Jeret Thompson, (USN-ret)
Vice Admiral Alan S. Thompson, (USN-ret)
Lieutenant General Herman O. “Tommy” Thomson, (USAF-ret)
Vice Admiral Howie Thorsen, (USCG-ret)
Major General Robert C. Thrasher, (USA-ret)
Lieutenant General William Thurman, (USAF-ret)
Lieutenant Generalen R.A. Tiebout, (USMC-ret)
Brigadier GeneralEN W.H.J. Tiernan, (USMC-ret)
Rear Admiral Byron E. “Jake” Tobin, Jr., (USN-ret)
Brigadier General Richard J. Toner, (USAF-ret)
Vice Admiral John Totushek, (USNR-ret)
Lieutenant Generalen George J. Trautman, (USMC-ret)
Lieutenant Generalen Gary R. Trexler, (USAF-ret)
Rear Admiral Roger W. Triftshauser, (USN-ret)
Vice Admiral Jerry Tuttle, (USN-ret)
Major General Larry Twitchell, (USAF-ret)
Rear Admiral Jim Underwood, (USCG-ret)
Vice Admiral Jerry Unruh, (USN-ret)
Brigadier General Richard Ursone, (USA-ret)
Brigadier General Earl S. Van Inwegen, (USAF-ret)
Brigadier General Thomas Verbeck, (USAF-ret)
Major General Russell L. Violett, (USAF-ret)
Major General John G. Waggener, Sr., (USA-ret)
Rear Admiral George F.A. Wagner, (USN-ret)
Brigadier General John D. Wakelin, (USA-ret)
Rear Admiral Edward K. “Ted” Walker, (USN-ret)
Major General David E.B. “DEB” Ward, (USAF-ret)
Lieutenant General Claudious “Bud” Watts, (USAF-ret)
Major General Charles J. Wax, (USAF-ret)
Rear Admiral Donald Weatherson, (USN-ret)
Major Generalen Kenneth W. Weir, (USMC-ret)
Major General Jack Welde, (USAF-ret)
Lieutenant General William “Bill” Welsler, (USAF-ret)
Major General Gary Whipple, (USA-ret)
Rear Admiral Joel R. Whitehead, (USCG-ret)
Rear Admiral James B. Whittaker, (USN-ret)
Major General Geoffrey P. Wiedeman, (USAF-ret)
Rear Admiral Charles Williams, (USN-ret)
Rear Admiral H. Denny Wisely, (USN-ret)
Rear Admiral Theodore J. Wojnar, (USCG-ret)
Lieutenant General Thad A. Wolfe, (USAF-ret)
Lieutenant General C. Norman Wood, (USAF-ret)
Brigadier General Terrence P. Woods, (USAF-ret)
Brigadier General Robert V. Woods, (USAF-ret)
Lieutenant General John “Jack” Woodward, (USAF-ret)
Lieutenant General Michael W. “Mike” Wooley, (USAF-ret)
Rear Admiral George K. Worthington, (USN-ret)
General Ronald W. Yates, (USAF-ret)
Brigadier General Mitchell M. “Mick” Zais, (USA-ret)
Brigadier General Allan Ralph Zenowitz, (USA-ret)
Lieutenant Generalen Richard “Rick” Zilmer, (USMC-ret)
Admiral Ronald J. Zlatoper, (USN-ret)

20 posted on 11/04/2012 7:44:42 AM PST by Chance Hart
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To: baileybat

Work...Moochelle’s rump.

Don’t know of a single officer, out of all of my retired LtCol, USMC husband’s friends, former squadron mates, classmates, you name it...not one who wanted Obama on the first go around, let alone this one.

Obama’s a traitor, he’s incompetent, he’s aloof, he’s downright evil and poisonous to America. And our military has had enough.

21 posted on 11/04/2012 7:45:36 AM PST by getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL (Fire the Liar.)
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To: getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL; All

I’m not a conspiracy nut, however, if Obama wins and continues down the dangerous path and treats the military like crap, we could have our first military coup in American history (we almost had one after the Revolutionary war).. Quite frankly I don’t want to see one..

22 posted on 11/04/2012 8:20:38 AM PST by KevinDavis (And you, be ye fruitful, and multiply; bring forth abundantly in the earth, and multiply therein.)
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To: catfish1957

Perhaps NYT and Waspost would not print?

23 posted on 11/04/2012 8:26:09 AM PST by Friendofgeorge (Michael Barone says its a landslide...believe it)
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To: Chance Hart

No doubt they all are, but of those we know or recognize - there are some great Marines on this list.

Gen.s Conway & Kelley are former Commandants.

Gen. Libutti was Commanding Gen. of Pacific forces.

Gen. Livingston was awarded the Cong. Medal of Honor.

Gen. Cooke embodies the salty Marine stereotype, and is someone I could listen to all day - every day.

MajGen. Anderson is an aviator—so dh is partial to him - espec. since he was a Harrier pilot, CO of one of the Harrier squadrons and was CO of the base in Yuma when dh first checked in after Cherry Pt.

Gen. Bedard was commander of 2nd Mar Div and 2nd MEF and went on to something under the Commandant at HQ USMC.

Semper Fi to their fellow Marines & our nation.

24 posted on 11/04/2012 8:43:59 AM PST by getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL (Fire the Liar.)
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To: KevinDavis

Bring it.

25 posted on 11/04/2012 8:45:02 AM PST by getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL (Fire the Liar.)
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To: All

From several years ago...Major General Richard Cooke, USMC (Ret.):

I often mention in my posts a little Mexican restaurant that I frequent here in San Diego that goes by the name of Las Quatro Milpas, which serves the best authentic Mexican food in San Diego. I mention it today, because of what has changed when I stand in that long line in the heat down on Logan Avenue waiting for those 5 dear Mexican women to serve the hundreds of us who show up before I melt in the hot sun.

The line outside of Quatro Milpas is a place to meet new friends, reunite with people you have not seen in weeks or months, but happen to get that same desire for that Chorizo at the same time you did, so that every time you show up again, you can restart your friendship as if it never stopped. Everyone has a story about how long they have been coming to Quatro Milpas or how they discovered it, or how long was the longest line they have stood in waiting to get to their food.

What has changed, is that this week, instead of the jovial mood in the line, I was struck with the thought of what would happen to this place if someone were to walk into the line, and get into the restaurant, around say 1300 hours, at the height of the lunch rush and blow about 100 people to hell in the name of Allah.

As I thought about this, I wondered what it must be like for the people of Israel, who no matter where they go, have to consider the possibility of terrorism, and that their next steps out into society might be their last. I thought about what it must be like for a little Israeli schoolchild on a bus heading from school when someone gets on the bus in the middle of summer wearing a large overcoat.

I have an anger that will not go away this morning, as I watch the media try to tell me that Israel is the aggressor, that they are wantonly killing civilians, and that they must agree to a cease-fire with people who have sworn to kill them. I wish I could say I cannot imagine how we got to this point in society, where a portion of our society would side with the very monsters that have killed both Israelis and Americans, because of a fear of violence, but the reason is all too clear.

The free world has been too tolerant of the non-free world. We have allowed them to be portrayed as victims, and to assume the moral high ground at the same time that they cut the heads off innocent people and film it for worldwide consumption. Okay, that is the nice way to put it. The honest way to put it is that we have lost our nerve. When a society of radicals can drag a dead American through the streets of their towns, and hang their bodies from a bridge as a collective finger flashed at America, and our response is “patience,” we have lost not only our nerves, but our balls, as well.

I get a sense from the older veteran friends of mine in this city that our problem is that we have it too good, and do not remember what was done on our behalf to make things this good. Have we forgotten that for every time we can leave our homes, go stand in line at our favorite restaurant and NOT think about the possibility of someone bombing the place, someone many years ago gave their very life for that freedom we enjoy? I think of the young people in line at Quatro Milpas and wonder how many of them would have volunteered to fly with alongside Doolittle on his way to Tokyo, knowing they had not the gas to get home?

Omaha Beach, anyone? I understand that these days in Marine Corps boot camp, a recruit can call a “time out” if he is feeling too much stress. Is our State Dept. running the Marines now? This, I find disgusting.

But no more disgusting then those who seek a cease-fire in Lebanon this morning after civilians were killed, after their building collapsed from the concussion of a bomb dropped near them that was targeting the site of where rockets were launched into Israel, resulting in the deaths of 18 Israeli civilians. It is as though these Israeli deaths do not matter at all. Especially when you stop to consider that this conflict began with Hezbollah coming across the Israeli border, ambushing and killing 8 Israeli soldiers and kidnapping two more.

Cease-fire, my ass!

To every person who believes that you can reason with these animals, I must ask you where your mind went. It is the weakness of the free-world’s NON-response that has allowed the terrorist threat to grow into a movement that threatens our very existence. When a U.S. soldier can be dragged through the streets of Somalia and our response is to LEAVE...when 280 Marines can be bombed in their sleep and our response is to LEAVE...when after terrorists kill Spanish civilians on a train and their nation’s response is to elect capitulating socialists who order the immediate retreat of their soldiers from Iraq...and so on, and so on. What are the terrorists to think...that the free world has become a p*$$%?

The fact that a majority of Americans think this nation needs AN EXCUSE for going after terrorism after 911 scares the hell out of me. It suggests that we as a nation will eventually fail to produce the men and women who every day, stand between freedom and tyranny. Yesterday, San Diego had its Gay Pride Parade. Oh, the joy. It was billed as the largest ‘celebration’ in the city’s history. THIS city. (The city I grew up in during WWII! ) The very city where sailors came home to after fighting in Midway. The city that trains half of this nations Marines, hosts the USS Ronald Reagan, the USS Nimitz, the former Fightertown USA...our largest celebration is for the GAY...PRIDE..PARADE? Ponder that with me, will you?

We are at war.

I want Israel to continue, even escalate their attacks on Lebanon. I want them to ignore the media, ignore the pundits, and ignore even the weak among them who want to find a peaceful way out of this current conflict. History teaches us that until a bully is beaten, the bully keeps coming. The free world paid for our freedom in blood, and if blood is what it will take to keep it, then lets just have at it now, shall we?

Let Iran and Syria attempt to aid Hezbollah. Let Israel attack them. Let it escalate until we are forced to fight at Israel’s side. Then can we, for the last time, just kick some ass until it is over? Every generation must pay this price, as long as there are those who seek to force us to follow a dictatorial ideology. Radical Islam says, “Agree or die.” In response, we should stop asking them if there is a middle ground to be reached. We should be saying, “Fine, but it is YOU that will die.”

Israel, I see you fighting not just for your freedoms, but also for the world’s. I trust that if you continue, the free world will be forced to side with you, even if it means that a few of us die in the process. The time is now. It is time for THIS generation to prove itself worthy of those that came before us. It is time for us to say NO MORE to the terrorist threat, to find them and kill them.

Do not stop fighting, Israel. Make the free world help you put an end to this madness. In doing so, you might help us find the courage and moral convictions that made us free to begin with, so that one day, little Jewish children, and old lovers of Mexican food in America can go about our daily lives with the freedom that others died to give us.

Semper Fidelis!

26 posted on 11/04/2012 9:04:06 AM PST by getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL (Fire the Liar.)
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To: tomkat; EMCM USN

“and at least one Master Chief

Worth more than a couple dozen of those others, imho !

Dittos from a lowly E5!

27 posted on 11/04/2012 9:09:37 AM PST by Grampa Dave (We are the 53%, who pay taxes and keep this country going inspite of the 47% rat moochers!)
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To: Chance Hart

Gen Ron Fogleman is on that list.

Wow, a better man you would be hard pressed to find.

Honorable and with unquestioned leadership skills.

He is the former Chief of Staff for the USAF, the one that retired early from that post.

He resigned in protest over Clintoon trying to force him to punish the general that did all he could to protect the Kobar Towers in Saudi, and he also resigned because of the pressure from Clintoon to NOT punish the female B-52 pilot that was having an affair with a married enlisted man.

He resigned quietly and there was never really any huge story in the media. He resigned quietly and Clintoon was let off the hook for his meddling in the command of the Air Force. He walked away after fighting Clintoon and his media whores. Rather than hurt his beloved Air Force by taking the fight public, he “faded away.”

Fogleman is a man of honor.

His name alone is enough for me and all those that know him and what he did.

28 posted on 11/04/2012 9:51:51 AM PST by Hulka
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To: CharlotteVRWC
Regarding "I just don’t understand why all these endorsements (including all the recent newspaper endorsements), couldn’t have come earlier?"

Exactly. Maybe they figure Romney will win so they are now willing to stick their necks out. In any case it is a little late to help much.

29 posted on 11/04/2012 10:04:44 AM PST by Weirdad (Don't put up with ANY voter fraud...)
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To: KeyLargo
If zero "wins" this election under suspicious circumstances, or suspends the elections under some trumped-up excuse, I'd support a military intervention to help bring some light into the dark abyss that the federal government has become, and justice (military-style) if the treason I suspect is occurring is revealed for all to see...

For clarification: While under normal circumstance I would be totally opposed to this idea, the sacrificing of military lives to perpetuate political careers and the current anti-America agenda while at the same time suppressing the military voice and vote (who are also citizens of these US-of-A) has gone beyond anything we have ever encountered.

I have also come to believe that the evil behind the leftists has allowed actions too monstrous to believe occur to citizens of this country, military and otherwise. I believe if the truth were known, if we could even get our minds around the brazenness and scope of the left's actions, we would be flabbergasted, and then enraged to the point that backlash would surpass all the radical, hate-filled diatribe being spouted by the left and their entitlement-numbed slaves. The ramifications for treason like this has been repeated throughout history against tyrants, and those currently in power know and fear that they may have finally gone too far. May their sleep be truly uneasy in these next few days and weeks...

My wife and I watched Judge Judy interview 2 military types last night. They know what's going on, and they are not happy about it. Bless the Judge for being courageous enough to keep pursing this horrific story. I pointed out to my wife that the military folks are PO'd, know they are being sold down the river, and they are close to the breaking point. It wouldn't take much to cross that line, and they'd have all the support I could give them if they did...

Predator drone strike at this location in 3, 2, 1....

30 posted on 11/04/2012 10:09:05 AM PST by Dubh_Ghlase (Therefore, send not to know For whom the bell tolls, It tolls for thee.)
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To: Chance Hart

That’s 496 flag officers and at least 937 stars. It included 133 Rear Admirals, some of whom will have an additional star.

31 posted on 11/04/2012 10:37:02 AM PST by JohnBovenmyer (Obama been Liberal. Hope Change!)
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To: KeyLargo

poised? POISED? FREEKIN’POISED??-—for Tomorrow? That’s just exactly late enough to have exactly ZERO effect. These are apparently all the guys who couldn’t speak up to get the stuff our guys needed for the past decade. Big things like telling the politicos to buzz of and ship a few beers into Afganyland. Little things like putting enough troops in place to knock the living krap out of the problem in Iraq then bail. Did somebody remind them about that “—defend the constitution” part of their oath? I’m going to file this list of ruptured ducks in case any of them try to explain just how quick they are on the draw when we really needed them to be out front, like, oh, say, a couple weeks ago would have been nice..

32 posted on 11/04/2012 11:12:51 AM PST by cherokee1 (skip the names---just kick the buttz)
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To: Hulka

Where do we send these 500 geniuses a thank-you note for being so Johnny-on-the-spot with their endorsement. A couple weeks ago might have had an effect.————————————————————————————————————————I remember Fogleman and the spot Clintoon put him in. I also remember being disgusted that he didn’t fight back. I took the same oath he did and it requires stepping up. Sometimes we draw the short straw and have to lead with our chins. And resigning is a cop-out. Make the crooked bastards fire you if they have the guts. Making a dirty/lazy/crooked/half-assed/ incompetent leader put-up-or-shut-up is nearly always the only real solution.

33 posted on 11/04/2012 11:35:17 AM PST by cherokee1 (skip the names---just kick the buttz)
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To: cherokee1

He is a man of unquestioned honor.

Fogleman resigned quietly to avoid the politics of it all, to remain true to his Air Force, to put service before self (heard of that before, have you? Apparently not).

Today, it takes an extraordinary event to cause good and true generals and admirals to enter the political fray.

We have an entire history where generals and admirals stayed out of politics, and rightly so.

Generals and admirals are loath to become political pawns (except for Powell and that putz, McPeak).

Generals and admirals have a history of being apolitical, and rightly so. They have a higher duty.

They stayed out of it UNTIL Powell went public the second time with his butt-kissing of The Messiah.

It was that event that they responded to.

Have a nice day.

34 posted on 11/04/2012 1:34:00 PM PST by Hulka
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To: Hulka

It’s that “resigning quietly” part that is counter to the oath that we both took and leaves me with the sour taste. Clintoon’s orders/pressures were out of line if not flat out illegal. Faced with an illegal order Fogleman had an obligation to fight it. Resigning is dodging the fight and does nothing “for the good of the service”. If anything it leaves his service in a diminished position. If you had taken the same oath you might understand it and it would be instructive to hear Fogleman’s defense. I’d also like to hear just one of these 500 explain why they took so long to join the fight.?

35 posted on 11/04/2012 1:59:10 PM PST by cherokee1 (skip the names---just kick the buttz)
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To: cherokee1

I’ll take your oh-so-informed words for what they are worth.

Thanks for playing.

36 posted on 11/04/2012 2:16:59 PM PST by Hulka
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To: bert doubt. Especially the koranimal sympathizers...
37 posted on 11/04/2012 2:29:43 PM PST by bayouranger (The 1st victim of islam is the person who practices the lie.)
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To: Dubh_Ghlase

I always liked this movie:

Seven Days in May (1964)

US military leaders plot to overthrow the President because he supports a nuclear disarmament treaty and they fear a Soviet sneak attack.

38 posted on 11/04/2012 4:04:52 PM PST by KeyLargo
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