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Reports: Bill McRaven resigns from Pentagon board after op-ed criticizing Trump
The Statesman ^ | 9/14/2018 | Katie Hall

Posted on 09/14/2018 11:39:26 AM PDT by Excuse_My_Bellicosity

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To: Excuse_My_Bellicosity
retired four-star admiral and Navy SEAL

majored in journalism

Military service is not a cure.

41 posted on 09/14/2018 12:10:26 PM PDT by donna (Corporations are using censorship to destroy President Trump and achieve Globalism.)
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To: Excuse_My_Bellicosity

As they say on the campus....”Hook ‘em Horns”....think he got hooked by the austin libtards!!!!

I loved UT for decades but now would not let a child go there and they get NONE of our $$$$.


42 posted on 09/14/2018 12:11:03 PM PDT by YouGoTexasGirl
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To: DariusBane
I assume he is protecting his military retirement check by resigning.

That’s entirely possible. Even being retired, he is still subject to the UCMJ, and he violated it, with his tirade. Maybe someone reminded him of that, so he thought he had better hit the road.

43 posted on 09/14/2018 12:11:13 PM PDT by Mark17 (Genesis chapter 1 verse 1. In the beginning GOD....And the rest, as they say, is HIS-story)
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To: Snickering Hound

“And lots of commendations including the Bronze Star and Legion of Merit.”

Does the bronze star have a combat V?

Legion of merit is a good-conduct medal for flag officers.


44 posted on 09/14/2018 12:13:55 PM PDT by dsc (Our system of government cannot survive one-party control of communications.)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

His hate is bizarre and unhinged


45 posted on 09/14/2018 12:16:01 PM PDT by dandiegirl (BO)
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To: harpu

Jeez, I don’t know what you have against a pilot that crashed by flying into power lines, crashed again off Spain while clowning around (claimed engine quit, accident board found that his throttle setting was too low for the turn he was attempting), and crashed a jet trainer on his way to a college football game. And his wife left him when his numerous extramarital affairs got back to her.

This guy destroyed more aircraft through bad flying than he ever shot down in the war, I don’t call that a successful career. There’s not a former colleague anywhere that will submit that John was even a mediocre pilot. The best they can say about him is that had guts. My take is that he had such a poor level of pilot knowledge that most times, he was never aware that he should’ve been scared. Getting shot down in ‘Nam was the best thing that ever happened to him. That fact automatically makes you a jerk if you criticize his very poor war record. Fine, I’m a jerk and I’m not scared to tell it like it is.


46 posted on 09/14/2018 12:16:28 PM PDT by Excuse_My_Bellicosity (Liberalism is a social disease.)
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To: Mark17

He is absolutely subject to UCMJ as long as he keeps cashing that check. Someone reminded him.


47 posted on 09/14/2018 12:16:44 PM PDT by DariusBane (Liberty and Risk. Flip sides of the same coin. So how much risk will YOU accept? Vive Deo et Vives)
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To: Excuse_My_Bellicosity

Next up on MSNBC, McRaven.


48 posted on 09/14/2018 12:17:19 PM PDT by CJ Wolf (Free)
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To: Excuse_My_Bellicosity

Did he resign on principal or was he forced off?


49 posted on 09/14/2018 12:17:24 PM PDT by CaptainK ("no collusion, no obstruction, he's a leaker")
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Exactly. So WTH happened to him?

Went from Ensign to 4-Star Admiral with a journalism degree from UT instead of Annapolis.

Want to hear his stories from being a Seal back in the Reagan era.

There are lots of liberal officers doesn't mean they weren't good sailors or soldiers.

Jimmy Carter was on the fast track as a nuclear submariner when his father died and he went back to Georgia to take over the farm.

George McGovern was an awesome B-24 pilot.

50 posted on 09/14/2018 12:18:11 PM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: Leep

if he ever had a security clearance, I hope he doesn’t have one now.


51 posted on 09/14/2018 12:18:22 PM PDT by cherry (official troll)
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To: dead

His story should’ve been that his kid got on his computer that was cued-up to the news site, wrote the story, and hit ‘send’.


52 posted on 09/14/2018 12:18:25 PM PDT by Excuse_My_Bellicosity (Liberalism is a social disease.)
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To: Snickering Hound

Interesting, given that the op to get bin Laden was undertaken to make Obama look good in an election year, and left the informant who helped bag bin Laden behind in Pakistan where he was thrown in prison.


53 posted on 09/14/2018 12:19:32 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: Snickering Hound

and JFud Kerry won the purple heart and no name was some kind of hero.....


54 posted on 09/14/2018 12:20:06 PM PDT by cherry (official troll)
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To: Excuse_My_Bellicosity

Fag. (McRaven)


55 posted on 09/14/2018 12:20:54 PM PDT by atc23 (M*NKEY - there, I said it!)
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To: Excuse_My_Bellicosity

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He should be prosecuted for the security breach, and given a mental competence examination.

Loose cannon on the deck!


56 posted on 09/14/2018 12:22:17 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: Snickering Hound

You seen
Bin Laden’s body?


57 posted on 09/14/2018 12:23:03 PM PDT by atc23 (M*NKEY - there, I said it!)
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To: wiley; Tolerance Sucks Rocks
As a Navy retiree, I’m embarrassed by these left wing Admirals that seem to pollute the Navy.

As an Air Force retiree, I am also embarrassed by the left wing generals, who pollute the Air Force as well. I just can’t believe they were like this as 2nd LTs.

58 posted on 09/14/2018 12:23:03 PM PDT by Mark17 (Genesis chapter 1 verse 1. In the beginning GOD....And the rest, as they say, is HIS-story)
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To: Excuse_My_Bellicosity
"'Through your actions, you have embarrassed us in the eyes of our children, humiliated us on the world stage and, worst of all, divided us as a nation,' McRaven wrote." - McRaven

This journalism major must have failed to read much of the history of nations, including that glorious history of the men and women of 1776 and 1787 who declared independence for a nation, and then set about framing a Constitution to expand liberty for individuals and to severely limit government power--thus freeing the human capacity for creativity, productivity and prosperity which, within just a few years, resulted in America literally feeding the Old World!

By the end of the Obama presidency, government rules and regulations on individuals and their ability to be free had strangled productivity, destroyed industries, and discouraged the human initiative among the very classes who needed it most. And that sentence overlooks the constant needling on issues which, instead of improving outcomes, resulted in division.

If you have encouraged Administrations who have brought American ingenuity and advancement to the standstill of 2016, then it is you who have "embarrassed" us "in the eyes of our children," despite your years of service in our defense, for which we are grateful.

59 posted on 09/14/2018 12:23:40 PM PDT by loveliberty2
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To: Excuse_My_Bellicosity

Yup, he takes it up the back side.


60 posted on 09/14/2018 12:24:27 PM PDT by ConservativeMind (Trump: Befuddling Democrats, Republicans, and the Media for the benefit of the US and all mankind.)
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