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Our Republic Is Under Attack From the President
NYT ^ | 10 17 2019 | Admiral William H. McRaven

Posted on 10/17/2019 2:36:26 PM PDT by yesthatjallen

If President Trump doesn’t demonstrate the leadership that America needs, then it is time for a new person in the Oval Office.

Last week I attended two memorable events that reminded me why we care so very much about this nation and also why our future may be in peril.

The first was a change of command ceremony for a storied Army unit in which one general officer passed authority to another. The second event was an annual gala for the Office of Strategic Services (O.S.S.) Society that recognizes past and present members of the intelligence and Special Operations community for their heroism and sacrifice to the nation. What struck me was the stark contrast between the words and deeds heralded at those events — and the words and deeds emanating from the White House.

BIG SNIP

And if this president doesn’t understand their importance, if this president doesn’t demonstrate the leadership that America needs, both domestically and abroad, then it is time for a new person in the Oval Office — Republican, Democrat or independent — the sooner, the better. The fate of our Republic depends upon it.

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


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William H. McRaven, a retired Navy admiral, is a former commander of the United States Special Operations Command and former chancellor of the University of Texas system.
1 posted on 10/17/2019 2:36:26 PM PDT by yesthatjallen
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To: yesthatjallen

Where’s the “Barf Alert?”


2 posted on 10/17/2019 2:38:09 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (As always IMHO)
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To: yesthatjallen

Oh look. The Slimes found some seaman to bash the President.

How droll.


3 posted on 10/17/2019 2:39:24 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd
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To: yesthatjallen

On April 6, 2011, McRaven was nominated by President Barack Obama for promotion from the rank of vice admiral to admiral and appointed as the ninth commander of USSOCOM


4 posted on 10/17/2019 2:39:51 PM PDT by JoSixChip (I'm an American Nationalist)
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To: yesthatjallen

Reeks of sedition. Encouraging a military coup. Strip him of his rank and benefits.


5 posted on 10/17/2019 2:39:57 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (Freep mail me if you want to be on my Fingerstyle Acoustic Guitar Ping List)
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To: yesthatjallen

How much did he get from Soros to say this?


7 posted on 10/17/2019 2:40:21 PM PDT by Innovative (https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/maria-bartiromo-walks-back-scoop-on-release-date-for-fisa-re)
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To: yesthatjallen

Oh brother is this guy full of himself. Must be an Obama appointee.


8 posted on 10/17/2019 2:40:49 PM PDT by Obadiah
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To: yesthatjallen

You missed the boat, Admiral.


9 posted on 10/17/2019 2:41:23 PM PDT by bigbob (Trust Trump. Trust the Plan.)
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To: yesthatjallen

You missed the boat, Admiral.


10 posted on 10/17/2019 2:41:31 PM PDT by bigbob (Trust Trump. Trust the Plan.)
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To: freedumb2003
😂😂😂🚽💩. nyt, u sooooo funeeee. Was the guestette of honor super spy val plame? Hey, nyt----- fah-Q.
11 posted on 10/17/2019 2:41:55 PM PDT by rktman ( #My2ndAmend! ----- Enlisted in the Navy in '67 to protect folks rights to strip my rights. WTH?)
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To: yesthatjallen

Civilians make policy - the military carries it out. This “general officer” should be shot.


12 posted on 10/17/2019 2:42:03 PM PDT by TTFlyer
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13 posted on 10/17/2019 2:42:18 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: yesthatjallen

Pretty funny this BS coming out on the same day the US announces a Kurd/Turkey cease fire. Oh no McRaven! We accomplished our objectives without the MIC! Whatever will we doo?


14 posted on 10/17/2019 2:42:37 PM PDT by steel_resolve (And an angel still rides in the whirlwind and directs this storm)
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To: JoSixChip

Says it all. He is one of the 50 who have been blacklisted.


15 posted on 10/17/2019 2:42:40 PM PDT by DarthVader (Not by speeches & majority decisions will the great issues of the day be decided but by Blood & Iron)
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To: yesthatjallen

Some other admiral was flogging a book on ‘10 admirals’ on the radio yesterday and one of the 10 was William H. McRaven ... There must have been some real political monkey business with the OBL raid>


16 posted on 10/17/2019 2:42:42 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge.)
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To: yesthatjallen

I’d like to talk to these so called leaders!

How come you jerks can’t win against Afghanistan after 18 effing years????


17 posted on 10/17/2019 2:43:32 PM PDT by Chgogal (Trump: Make America Great Again. Democrat: Make America Mexico Again.)
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To: yesthatjallen

and he should be feeling like a total a$$ today for writing this screed.


18 posted on 10/17/2019 2:43:40 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: Obadiah

He was!


19 posted on 10/17/2019 2:43:52 PM PDT by DarthVader (Not by speeches & majority decisions will the great issues of the day be decided but by Blood & Iron)
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To: yesthatjallen

He’s been groomed to run for office


20 posted on 10/17/2019 2:44:27 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge.)
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