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Norquist Nemesis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-18-06 08:40 AM
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3. On her point about speaking out, I disagree
At least from what I understand and have read, "speaking out" to the public would be a violation of the UCMJ. We don't know how fervently these generals spoke out before their retirement; It may very well have been to the extent that they were able to without getting removed from command. It's a rock and a hard place for them while still in the active service, IMO.

As to her second point about Rumsfeld being a sympton...that is spot on. Until the policy changes, it's just a game of musical chairs with the same disastrous results.
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  -MARY LYON FROM THE LEFT: They're Missing the Point -- AGAIN Tace  Apr-18-06 08:26 AM   #0 
  - I disagree with Mary Lyons  Justice   Apr-18-06 08:28 AM   #1 
  - Seems to me she's mostly saying they're going after the wrong  depakid   Apr-18-06 08:36 AM   #2 
  - that true, these guys just will NOT blame Dumbya ....  hadrons   Apr-18-06 08:43 AM   #4 
  - Exactly. It doesn't stop with rummy. Not at all.  calimary   Apr-18-06 02:57 PM   #8 
  - Well , you reach bush* via. Rummy...so their doing good.  Auntie Bush   Apr-18-06 09:08 AM   #6 
     - yes, while I agree that Bush is the problem, holding Rummy accountable  Neil Lisst   Apr-18-06 04:33 PM   #10 
     - Sounds like a case of damned if you do and damned  lyonn   Apr-18-06 04:52 PM   #12 
  - Point well taken.  calimary   Apr-18-06 02:40 PM   #7 
     - Whew! Good rant.  lyonn   Apr-18-06 04:57 PM   #13 
        - They had Shinseki already on record, if I'm not mistaken, during the  calimary   Apr-18-06 05:51 PM   #14 
  - On her point about speaking out, I disagree  Norquist Nemesis   Apr-18-06 08:40 AM   #3 
  - Generals  Chef   Apr-18-06 08:44 AM   #5 
  - Great article. One really needs to read the whole thing.  Neil Lisst   Apr-18-06 04:30 PM   #9 
  - Thanks!  calimary   Apr-18-06 06:13 PM   #17 
     - venting is good!  Neil Lisst   Apr-18-06 06:16 PM   #18 
  - She is right. I would like some journalist to ask Bush...  gulliver   Apr-18-06 04:43 PM   #11 
  - Exactly. I marvel at how badly they ask a question.  Neil Lisst   Apr-18-06 05:56 PM   #15 
  - Does this work better?  Tom Rinaldo   Apr-18-06 06:03 PM   #16 
     - Always liked that Wesley Clark...  calimary   Apr-18-06 06:19 PM   #19 
 

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