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Pentagon Peacocks
American Thinker ^ | 12/05/2012 | G. Murphy Donovan

Posted on 12/05/2012 4:56:05 PM PST by Sioux-san

The Davis Petraeus saga is another urban legend; a myth about a great man felled by a single flaw or indiscretion. The truth is that Petraeus is a bit player in a larger, uglier drama, the political corruption the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) and that exclusive four star glut that sits atop the military. And the rot didn't start with Petraeus. Recall Army Chief-of-Staff George Casey taking to the airways to rationalize the Fort Hood Islamist massacre in 2009. Somehow "diversity" and Muslim sensitivities were more important than twin dangers of domestic sedition or troop safety on American bases. Casey was thrown at the Sunday chat shows, like the more recent Susan Rice mendacity tour, to spin a politically correct message. And then there was Admiral Mike Mullen leading the charge for sex with any sex a year later on the E-Ring at the Pentagon. Say what you will about booty call as a "civil right," but gender choice is not a significant national security issue in the middle of a shooting war. The legality of relationships are social issues that should be addressed by an elected, yet too often cowardly, Congress; not the appointed military brass. And while the JCS was riding point for preferences, nobody seemed to notice, or care about, failure in all those Muslim Wars. Indeed, a four-star public relations campaign reinvented the English language to avoid words like victory. The new word for retreat is "drawdown." And real goals like winning or victory have been corrupted with terms like "nation building," or worse still, military gibberish like "transition." Euphemism is the first refuge of analytical cowards. CIA, if not the entire Intelligence Community, takes a bow here too. Only a loser needs to create another word for failure.

(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: benghazi; benghazigate; betraymilitary; jcs; jointchiefs; pentagonpeacocks
Does this ever capture the Truth - Please read the whole thing - it's worth the time.
1 posted on 12/05/2012 4:56:06 PM PST by Sioux-san
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To: Sioux-san

Probably doesn’t even do any good to fire these 4 star jack asses because they probably get raises when they start collecting their pensions.


2 posted on 12/05/2012 5:04:18 PM PST by DManA
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To: Sioux-san

COrrect. A good read and spot on


3 posted on 12/05/2012 5:08:06 PM PST by Nifster
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To: Sioux-san

Pentagon Peacocka and Perfumed Princes ALERT! (typo left as more appropriate)


4 posted on 12/05/2012 5:12:15 PM PST by PGalt
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To: Sioux-san

(Gunny G: “Perfumed Princes” As Col David Hackworth Would Refer To Them)


5 posted on 12/05/2012 5:15:57 PM PST by gunnyg ("A Constitution changed from Freedom, can never be restored; Liberty, once lost, is lost forever...)
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To: MestaMachine

FYI ping

“Somehow “diversity” and Muslim sensitivities were more important than twin dangers of domestic sedition or troop safety on American bases.”


6 posted on 12/05/2012 5:18:02 PM PST by thouworm (.)
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To: PGalt

PGalt, you made me laugh - Tanx!


7 posted on 12/05/2012 5:21:42 PM PST by Sioux-san
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To: gunnyg
Where did I read that there is just about one admiral for every boat in the fleet?

yitbos

8 posted on 12/05/2012 5:24:57 PM PST by bruinbirdman ("Those who control language control minds." -- Ayn Rand)
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Comment #9 Removed by Moderator

To: annieokie; penelopesire; maggief; Protect the Bill of Rights; thouworm; SE Mom; Nachum; onyx; ...
This is an "of great interest ping".

From the article:

"Indeed, if you audit the sentiments of troops or their dependents; the cynicism about flags like Petraeus is universal. One veteran seemed to think that American senior officers resembled Muammar Gadhafi. Another underlined the Petraeus political career track with questions:"

"'How does an officer with no personal experience of direct fire combat in Panama or Desert Storm become a division CDR (101st Airborne) in 2003 ... (and how does) a man who served repeatedly as a sycophantic aide-de-camp, military assistant and executive officer to four stars get so far?'"

I know how and have said so many times on this forum. Vindication is mine sayeth me.

Anyone wanting on or off this ping list, please advise.


10 posted on 12/05/2012 5:30:38 PM PST by MestaMachine (It's the !!!!TREASON!!!!, stupid!)
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To: Sioux-san

These political democrat generals in the military are kissing Obama’s butt to get that next rank. They are cutting the throats of retired military every day. They are now wanting to cut the pay of active duty military who have been fighting wars for 10 years, in constant combat, away from their families, bleeding and dying while these fools kiss the ass of Sodom to get that star. I hope the earth opens up and swallows the entire beltway.


11 posted on 12/05/2012 5:30:54 PM PST by RetiredArmy (1 Cor 15: 50-54 & 1 Thess 4: 13-17. That about covers it.)
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To: thouworm

I was reading the article to see if I should ping it and got so pi$$ed I pinged the poster instead of the pingees.

Damb if this doesn’t turn my stomach.


12 posted on 12/05/2012 5:41:23 PM PST by MestaMachine (It's the !!!!TREASON!!!!, stupid!)
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To: Sioux-san

Sure it is.....>>”Davis” Pertaeus...GEEZ!

Is he related to Davis Crockett??


13 posted on 12/05/2012 5:43:53 PM PST by M-cubed
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To: Sioux-san

Sure it is.....>>”Davis” Pertaeus...GEEZ!

Is he related to Davis Crockett??


14 posted on 12/05/2012 5:44:05 PM PST by M-cubed
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To: M-cubed

Is he related to Davis Jefferson, President of the States Confederate?


15 posted on 12/05/2012 5:49:24 PM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: Sioux-san

Here’s a comment from one of the links...

“”Integrity,
or adherence to a strict moral and ethical code, is a hallmark quality
of a great leader. Without it, a leader will lose the trust and respect
of the populace it leads and serves. In the military, this could lead to
a lack of public trust, which ultimately threatens peace and security.
On a personal level, military leaders are often dealing with life and
death decisions, and integrity in thought and deed is even more vital.
If the leader cannot be trusted to be consistent in actions, values,
principles and outcomes, the bonds of trust that bind a team together
will be diminished if not shattered and the mission is likely to fail.
Whether in or out of uniform, in fact, a leader who lacks integrity will
soon lack the ability to inspire and transform.” ~ Paula Broadwell
(mistress of Gen. David Petraeus)”


16 posted on 12/05/2012 5:52:13 PM PST by PieterCasparzen (We have to fix things ourselves)
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To: Sioux-san

I knew we were in trouble when the memo came out that said it wasn’t fair to evaluate an Officer based on his performance in combat. What should you evaluate him on, then?


17 posted on 12/05/2012 5:55:50 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: blueunicorn6
I knew we were in trouble when the memo came out that said it wasn’t fair to evaluate an Officer based on his performance in combat.

You have got to be S%&8#ing me...When was this?

18 posted on 12/05/2012 6:00:20 PM PST by TADSLOS (No need to watch the movie "Idiocracy". We're living it.)
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To: PieterCasparzen

Holy Crike! Unbelievable.

I have to say that the Boomer Generation has done its darnedest to weed out those with any integrity and virtue to lead the military, the govt., elected office, schools, universities, and businesses across the land.

The Peacocks have taken over and that’s a dangerous bunch for they demand loyalty despite their lack of virtue and integrity. It makes my head explode. Not that I have been Ms. Virtue all my life, but that was all pre-Salvation. The Christian’s God has been minimized and eliminated from all sectors. What can you expect when that happens? A bimboic adulteress like Mrs. Broadwell telling us what Integrity is - hard to stomach indeed.


19 posted on 12/05/2012 6:01:23 PM PST by Sioux-san
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To: Sioux-san

Say what you want about Petraeus, he was the perfect Officer for the Army over the past 30 years.....skinny and a good long distance runner. You can be dumber than donuts and think an envelopment is something you put a letter in, but if you’re skinny and a good long distance runner, you’re golden.


20 posted on 12/05/2012 6:02:04 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: TADSLOS

Somewhere around 2005.


21 posted on 12/05/2012 6:08:17 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: blueunicorn6

That’s right - it’s not fair to the poor little girls who aren’t strong enough but get the standards lowered so they don’t wash out. That’s why these female idiots in the military are pushing so hard for frontline combat duty. It’s all about their career and has nothing to do with what is right. I say give them what they want with one proviso: all female units/batallions. When they go down, they won’t have anyone to pull their asses out but their own big mouths. They put our men in harm’s way, but don’t care.

This is WAR, ladies, not working at Macy’s where you can “go all the way” up the job chain if you are good enough salesgirl. But it is the Military brass’ fault along with the politicians who need the females (and illegals and ex-cons) to make quotas. CRIMINALS & TRAITORS are running our country.

(I guess we do need the girls in the military because of all our wars now situated in muslim countries. Can’t have our soldiers mating with the natives, so our daughters get to be the concubines whether they want to or not.)


22 posted on 12/05/2012 6:14:15 PM PST by Sioux-san
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To: blueunicorn6

Well, give me that ol’ chubby Schwarzkopf any day (or was he a dog, too?)


23 posted on 12/05/2012 6:15:38 PM PST by Sioux-san
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To: RetiredArmy

And Congress is letting them do it.


24 posted on 12/05/2012 6:20:27 PM PST by Sioux-san
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To: DManA

Unfortunately these 4-star jack asses are kept by 0-star Horses Asses and they are all playing us for the fool.


25 posted on 12/05/2012 6:25:01 PM PST by Sioux-san
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To: Sioux-san

No, Gen. Schwarzkopf was the real deal. Probably flunked weigh-in more than once, but he knew how to win Operation Desert Storm.


26 posted on 12/05/2012 6:28:11 PM PST by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: elcid1970

Thank the Lord!


27 posted on 12/05/2012 6:39:26 PM PST by Sioux-san
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To: Sioux-san

David Hackworth saw this coming and was warning about this 20 years ago...

When political correctness and affirmative action collide...


28 posted on 12/05/2012 7:27:06 PM PST by elteemike (Light travels faster than sound...That's why so many people appear bright until you hear them speak!)
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