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arwalden Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 11:09 AM
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Bush* Vanity And Arrogance
Someone recently mentioned to me that prior to Bush* taking office, there were DOD "field titles" for various executive-type military positions that included the phrase "commander-in-chief".

For example "commander-in-chief of systems maintenance" or "commander-in-chief of network security" (and the like). --- I'm certain that my examples don't exist in real life... but that was the gist of the titles.

Then, AFTER Bush* came into office, he ordered that the "commander-in-chief" portion of these field-titles be deleted and that other words be used instead. WHY? --- Because *HE* and ONLY HE was the "Commander In Chief" and that nobody else and no other position would dilute the meaning and stature of that designation by having it included in their menial titles or job descriptions.

(Thus costing the government hundreds of thousands in additional paperwork, computer work, name tags and desk-plates to satisfy his ego.)

Anyway... can anyone confirm this? If so, can anyone elaborate and put a finer point on my very broad and general understanding of his actions?

-- Allen
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billybob537 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 11:11 AM
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1. I'll bet they
are happy not to be associated with SHRUB* now. :shrug:
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Gildor Inglorion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 11:31 AM
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2. Well, a long time ago...
when I was in the Army, there were titles like CINCPAC (Commander-in-chief, Pacific) and CINCUSARV (Commander-in-chief US Army, Vietnam). I guess these titles carried forward from the '60's until today. I can't imagine what they'd replace them with. Maybe "Field Marshal" or "Grand Admiral of the Ocean Sea." What a silly waste of time and money!
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arwalden Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 11:33 AM
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3. YES YES! That's It... CINCPAC!! --- It's coming back to me.
You've got it! Those are the ones that Bush wanted renamed!

-- Allen
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Mandate My Ass Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 11:35 AM
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4. 'CINC' is Sunk

U.S. Gov Info/Resources
Rumsfeld Declares 'CINC' is Sunk

Reminds military only Bush is 'commander in chief'
Dateline: 10/29/02

Reminding the US Military that America has only one true commander in chief -- President Bush -- Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld has forbidden the long-used acronym of "CINC" (pronounced "sink") when referring to for military officers.

Since before World War II, US Military personnel had commonly used "CINC" as the shortened version of "commander in chief" when referring to commanders of unified commands. For example, the official titles "Commander in Chief, U.S. Pacific Command" or "Commander in Chief, U.S. Transportation Command," were shortened to "CINC PAC" and "CINC USTRANSCOM" in both verbal and written communications.

http://usgovinfo.about.com/library/weekly/aacincsunk.ht...

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arwalden Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 11:41 AM
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5. You Are The Google Expert, Monica_L... Thank You! (I'm Very Impresed)
-- Allen
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Mandate My Ass Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 11:48 AM
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6. no prob, arwalden
THese guys need to be taken down a peg or two, dontcha think?

"arrogance and vanity" kind of like "miserable failure" tee hee.

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arwalden Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 12:53 PM
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7. If Not Outright ARROGANCE... Then It's A Lot Of INSECURITY.
-- Allen
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