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Mon Nov 19, 2018, 10:09 AM

'Profound betrayal of our military': Retired army colonels shred Trump for using troops for politica

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Source: RawStory

‘Profound betrayal of our military’: Retired army colonels shred Trump for using troops for political stunts in scathing op-ed

Retired army Cols. Lawrence B. Wilkerson and Isaiah Wilson III are not happy with President Donald Trump’s plan to send troops to the Southern U.S. border to deal with a caravan of Central American migrants.

The two retired colonels, along with Professor Gordon Adams of the American University School of International Service, have written an editorial in the New York Times that calls out Trump for abusing his power as commander-in-chief to use the military to boost himself politically.

“This was a blatant political stunt,” they write of Trump’s decision to send troops to the border just ahead of the 2018 midterm elections. “The president crossed a line — the military is supposed to stay out of domestic politics. As many senior military retirees have argued, the forces are not and should not be a political instrument. They are not toy soldiers to be moved around by political leaders but a neutral institution, politically speaking.”

The authors go on to acknowledge that past presidents have used the military for public relations purposes, such as former President George W. Bush’s infamous “Mission Accomplished” stunt after the fall of Saddam Hussein in Iraq, this is the first time they can recall a president manufacturing a crisis out of thin air ahead of midterm elections and using the military to give that phony crisis legitimacy.

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Read more: https://www.rawstory.com/2018/11/profound-betrayal-military-retired-army-colonels-shred-trump-using-troops-political-stunts-scathing-op-ed/

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highplainsdem Nov 2018 OP
Achilleaze Nov 2018 #1
UpInArms Nov 2018 #2
watoos Nov 2018 #3
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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2018, 10:10 AM

1. The frikken Five-Time republican Draft Dodger should shut his fat yap

He has no honor. And the submissive republican symps who support him have disgraced themselves.

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Response to Achilleaze (Reply #1)

Mon Nov 19, 2018, 10:11 AM

2. +1

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2018, 10:16 AM

3. The corporate controlled M$M,

 

could have immediately called this out as being a political stunt. The importance of the M$M in putting out the right wing narrative needs to be emphasized. No it isn't just about ratings and money, it's about being complicit in the right wing narrative.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2018, 10:23 AM

4. Cadet Bone Spurs' military medal for Neatness and Order .

Cadet Bone Spurs' military medal for Neatness and Order

After all, he knows more than the generals.
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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2018, 10:24 AM

5. Locking...

The consensus of Forum Hosts agrees a news article about an op-ed is a repeat of that opinion, not LBN

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