The United States’ top military official criticized a group of former military and intelligence operatives for its aggressive campaign against President Obama, telling Fox News that he is “disappointed” by such political activity, which he called “not useful.”
The group of former CIA agents, Navy SEALs and other military members recently released a long-form political ad blasting Obama for security leaks on his watch, as well as suggesting he has taken too much credit for the SEALs raid in Pakistan that killed Usama bin Laden.
“If someone uses the uniform, whatever uniform, for partisan politics, I am disappointed because I think it does erode that bond of trust we have with the American people,” Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey said in an interview with Fox News while flying back from a trip to Afghanistan and Iraq.
Dempsey said as the steward of his profession -- the military -- he thinks it imperative that the military remain “apolitical.”Well, let me ask you this, Dempsey -- “Where the hell were you when John Kerry ran for President of the United States of America? You DO remember John Kerry, don’t you? He was that worthless piece of human excrement that used his uniform and the three Purple Hearts he received (notice I use the word ‘received,’ NOT ‘earned’) in Viet Nam."
“That’s how we remain our bond of trust with the American people,” Dempsey said. “People don’t want us to be another special interest group. They don’t want that. In fact I think it confuses them.”The last time I looked, the U.S. military represented a very special interest group -- a nation of FREE people.
Being a veteran has provided me with a real-time view of the world and what’s happening in it, America’s role in it, and how the rest of the world perceives us. By the same token, when we -- as veterans -- see that our country is being harmed by a Commander in Chief, we are duty-bound to react to such a threat.
Since the media won’t cover it, that’s why I write what I do. Tiny and insignificant, though it may be, I consider it my duty to defend the Constitution of the United States against ALL ENEMIES, foreign and DOMESTIC. My oath DID NOT STOP when I took off the uniform.
Since you’re an Obama appointee, I wouldn’t expect you to know anything about that, though, Gen. Dempsey.
But Scott Taylor, one of the former Navy SEALs behind the campaign, responded to Dempsey’s comments in an interview Tuesday night with Fox News’ Greta van Susteren, saying that they consciously excluded active-duty military because of restrictions on such political activity. This group, however, intends to speak out.
“We have our First Amendment rights,” Taylor said. “We fought for them, and we’re going to continue to do so.”Damn straight, we fought for our rights; I, for one, CAN NOT forget that. If anyone has earned the right, and is entitled to speak about politics, it would be the veterans. However, if we’re going to play General Dempsey’s little game, HE shouldn’t be running his hypocritical mouth since HE’S still in uniform.
I’ve ALWAYS maintained that, were I still in uniform, I would follow orders -- without question -- from my lowest superior NCO all the way up to the Commandant of the Marine Corps. Now, however, the line would stop with Obama and his appointed kiss-ass, Dempsey. If one of them were to come up to me, I would look him square in the eyes, spit in his face, do a smart about-face and march myself to the nearest brig to do my 20 years at hard labor... and I’d enjoy every minute of it knowing that I got to do it!