Skip to comments.Reports: Bill McRaven resigns from Pentagon board after op-ed criticizing Trump
Posted on 09/14/2018 11:39:26 AM PDT by Excuse_My_Bellicosity
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That’s cool, I can get behind that. What’s baffling to me: I can’t square that up with the same guy who is now actually advocating abuse of a government position and misuse of classified information. Sometimes these guys have a brilliant career, are doing all the right things, and then something just happens to them. I don’t get it.
It’s like Chuck Hagel. In the early-80s to mid-90s, he was a co-founder, president, and CEO of a company that made him a multi-millionaire. Everything points to him having a lot on the ball, not just another idiot rich kid that was thrown a figurehead position in one of dad’s companies. He came a LONG way from the kid born in North Platte, Nebraska and worked at the local radio station. He wasn’t born into wealth and privilege like a little Al Gore, he wasn’t 5th generation Harvard like most people that attain high govt. office.
But then I see him at his confirmation hearing for SecDef looking disheveled and not sure where he’s even at. Before the hearing even started, I asked my wife, “Did this guy show up drunk?” And his stammering and hem-hawing through the questions didn’t help. Apperently congress would’ve confirmed Daffy Duck that day for that post. He never got any better. In every public appearance, he just looked and acted like he wasn’t all there. What kind of idiot gets publicly blamed for all the nation’s foreign policy problems, get publicly fired for it, then agrees to stay in the job for another 6 months until a replacement is found? I would’ve left skid marks getting out of there as soon as it left the boss’s pie-hole that I was fired. It’s baffling (at least to me).
The University of Texas system obviously sucks
He went straight from college to an exemplary military career and then into academia. Has never been in the private sector.
Happened to George McGovern who tried to run a hotel after he left office and was shocked at the bureaucracy he had to deal with and went bankrupt.
Nope - most of them are as tragically wrong as Rachel Carson ....
“You’ve gotta be shitting Joker. You’re not a writer, you’re a killer!”
He probably used the George Costanza defense when his Pentagon boss asked him “What the F*** were you thinking?!?!” I can picture McRaven saying to him, “Was that wrong? Should I have not done that? Hey, if somebody had specifically told me that working for a defense contractor and publicly ripping on the very TOP govt. boss was a bad idea, I certainly would NOT have done that!”
Yeah, genius, it’s kinda like being on the corporate board of a large parts vendor for Ford and writing an editorial in a large nationwide newspaper ripping on the president of Ford Motor Company. That doesn’t do much for your career, chief. You’d think that a guy that had a very successful military career and a very political job at a large university would’ve picked up this little tidbit of knowledge along the way. In military terms, it’s like being a squadron CO and writing an editorial that slams the Chief of Naval Operations. MORON!!
What a drama queen idiot.
That may be...but he still is a pathetic loser.
For high ranking officers, the Bronze Star and Legion of Merit are attendance awards.
Yep. The Air Force gives out Bronze Stars to air traffic controllers routinely. Not to disparage the job but what the hell are they doing that is so heroic? I’m betting it’s a way to retain guys in a field that’s hard to keep people.
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