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Wed Sep 15, 2021, 06:45 PM

Joe Biden has 'great confidence' in top general Milley after Trump revelation

Source: The Guardian

Joe Biden threw his weight behind the top US military officer on Wednesday, saying he had “great confidence” in the general who, according to a new book, took steps to prevent the outgoing Republican president Donald Trump from “going rogue” and launching a nuclear war or an attack on China.

Mark Milley, chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, also defended phone calls he made to his Chinese military counterpart in the tumultuous final months of Trump’s presidency, signaling that the hitherto secret conversations were in keeping with his duties.

“I have great confidence in General Milley,” Biden said at the White House, when asked if the military leader had done the right thing by intervening.

Moments earlier, White House press secretary Jen Psaki had told reporters that Biden, the Democratic president who beat Trump last November, backs Milley’s “leadership, his patriotism, and his fidelity to our constitution.”

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Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/sep/15/joe-biden-mark-milley-great-confidence-trump-revelation



I agree with President Biden's judgement on this.

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Reply Joe Biden has 'great confidence' in top general Milley after Trump revelation (Original post)
Uncle Joe Sep 15 OP
Effete Snob Sep 15 #1
ancianita Sep 15 #13
Escurumbele Sep 15 #2
Ponietz Sep 15 #5
Dave says Sep 16 #27
Irish_Dem Sep 15 #18
Haggard Celine Sep 15 #3
Prof. Toru Tanaka Sep 15 #16
Jon King Sep 15 #4
monkeyman1 Sep 15 #21
hadEnuf Sep 15 #6
Jarqui Sep 15 #7
Dave says Sep 16 #28
WHITT Sep 15 #8
The Magistrate Sep 15 #9
paleotn Sep 15 #10
Rebl2 Sep 15 #12
Prof. Toru Tanaka Sep 15 #17
PatrickforB Sep 15 #11
Mike Nelson Sep 15 #14
monkeyman1 Sep 15 #22
trof Sep 15 #15
Uncle Joe Sep 15 #20
Shermann Sep 15 #19
elleng Sep 15 #23
Post removed Sep 15 #24
Hekate Sep 16 #25
sarcasmo Sep 16 #26
SWBTATTReg Sep 16 #29
Mysterian Sep 16 #30
BlueWavePsych Sep 16 #31

Response to Uncle Joe (Original post)

Wed Sep 15, 2021, 06:46 PM

1. Biden should give him a medal and call this one done

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Response to Effete Snob (Reply #1)

Wed Sep 15, 2021, 08:02 PM

13. +1

For the children.

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Response to Uncle Joe (Original post)

Wed Sep 15, 2021, 06:49 PM

2. Biden understands the significance of that what Milley did, not only a service to the country, but

to the World as well.

Please try to imagine a Nuclear War with China, a nuclear war with Iran...say your prayers and be ready to leave this World, it is as simple as that.

Milley is a hero, it takes guts to do something as heroic as that. I like Vindman, but he should shut-up.

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Response to Escurumbele (Reply #2)

Wed Sep 15, 2021, 07:06 PM

5. Vindman's criticism

is similar to focusing on the crime of jaywalking when the person was running away from a violent assault. Necessity and duress under the circumstances fully justify Milley’s actions.

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Response to Ponietz (Reply #5)

Thu Sep 16, 2021, 12:27 PM

27. Perfect

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Response to Escurumbele (Reply #2)

Wed Sep 15, 2021, 08:36 PM

18. Milley is a Profile in Courage.

He knew he was breaking the rules; he put his career on the line to do the right thing.
Saving the world from disaster.

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Response to Uncle Joe (Original post)

Wed Sep 15, 2021, 06:55 PM

3. I'm glad he's backing Milley.

We came so close to disaster not so long ago. I hope Americans will remember how close the world was to complete chaos.

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Response to Haggard Celine (Reply #3)

Wed Sep 15, 2021, 08:19 PM

16. All because of one narcissistic creep.



Indict and try TFG for treason. And if he's found guilty and convicted, don't be nice when handcuffing him and sticking his fat behind in the vehicle that will take him to jail.

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Response to Uncle Joe (Original post)

Wed Sep 15, 2021, 07:01 PM

4. Other Generals are saying it was all part of Milley's job.

They are in frequent contact with their adversaries and allies alike. 2 generals on CNN said its part of the job. They call the other leaders in similar positions all the time. They make sure the other side knows about any troop movements, etc. so no one accidentally starts a war.

Once a war is declared by the President, totally different rules.

Once again Repugs are trying to distract. Milley did absolutely nothing that was not part of his job. He was also trying to stay within the lines while dealing a deteriorating and crazed President.

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Response to Jon King (Reply #4)

Wed Sep 15, 2021, 10:39 PM

21. GEN. MILLEY - job well done ! V.N. VET- 173RD AIRBORNE - 67- 70.

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Response to Uncle Joe (Original post)

Wed Sep 15, 2021, 07:08 PM

6. Absolutely agree.

Miley is a patriot.

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Response to Uncle Joe (Original post)

Wed Sep 15, 2021, 07:09 PM

7. Even if Milley was wrong, and like Biden, I strongly don't think he was

his motivations were right.

Can we say the same about:
Mike Flynn?
Paul Manafort?
Rudy Giuliani?
Roger Stone?
the rest of the Trump cabinet?
White House Counsel?
Republican Leadership and Republican elected officials?
etc

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Response to Jarqui (Reply #7)

Thu Sep 16, 2021, 12:32 PM

28. No we can't. R's are traitors all for not pulling away from TFG

Those you name are more traitorous than others, of course.

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Response to Uncle Joe (Original post)

Wed Sep 15, 2021, 07:18 PM

8. Agreed




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Response to Uncle Joe (Original post)

Wed Sep 15, 2021, 07:22 PM

9. Glad To Hear It, Sir

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Response to Uncle Joe (Original post)

Wed Sep 15, 2021, 07:35 PM

10. He fulfilled his oath....

to defend and protect the Constitution. Republicans want to use it as a piece of toilet paper.

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Response to paleotn (Reply #10)

Wed Sep 15, 2021, 07:55 PM

12. You got

that right!

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Response to paleotn (Reply #10)

Wed Sep 15, 2021, 08:22 PM

17. Spot-on!


No one from Trump's side had the courage to stand and do anything. Thank you, General Milley.

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Response to Uncle Joe (Original post)

Wed Sep 15, 2021, 07:41 PM

11. Yeah, The Trump presidency was a cancer.

Good for Milley.

But...Let's not make this a habit. With Biden, for instance. Or like the Republicans apologized to Bebe Netanyahu over the Iran agreement - That was treason; It was definitely NOT preventing O from doing something 'horrible, awful and terrible,' because he was a find president, and I always felt safe with him in the WH. Same with Biden. With Trump...not so much.

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Response to Uncle Joe (Original post)

Wed Sep 15, 2021, 08:03 PM

14. Well...

... I'd keep him, that's for sure!

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Response to Mike Nelson (Reply #14)

Wed Sep 15, 2021, 10:45 PM

22. that was called having the gut's to stand up to a malfunctioned administration !


need I say more !!

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Response to Uncle Joe (Original post)

Wed Sep 15, 2021, 08:12 PM

15. What's up with Vindman?

I read he called for Milley's resignation.
Broke chain of command requiring civilian control of military.
Maybe he's a 'straight ahead, squared away' soldier who brooks no extenuating circumstances.
I dunno.

I'm gald Milley was there.

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Response to trof (Reply #15)

Wed Sep 15, 2021, 10:06 PM

20. I believe he's missing the main point

his oath is to uphold and defend the Constitution, not the Commander in Chief.

The way I understand it, this takes place after the insurrection of January 6th 2021 and at that point it just didn't take Sherlock Holmes or Sigmund Freud to know the Commander in Chief was mentally unstable.

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Response to Uncle Joe (Original post)

Wed Sep 15, 2021, 08:55 PM

19. That was an actual "perfect call" if you ask me nt

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Response to Uncle Joe (Original post)

Wed Sep 15, 2021, 10:49 PM

23. 'On CNN, analyst Ret. Gen. Wesley Clark argued Milley was "within his rights" to make the calls

and he would have been "derelict" in his duty if he hadn't picked up the phone.'

https://www.foxnews.com/media/pundits-praise-milley-following-trump-report

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Thu Sep 16, 2021, 02:10 AM

25. I second that

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Response to Uncle Joe (Original post)

Thu Sep 16, 2021, 12:19 PM

26. Gen.Miley and Dan Quayle saviors of Democracy.



Snip < During their conversation, Quayle said Pence had no wiggle room and told him to certify the election results. “Mike, you have no flexibility on this. None. Zero. Forget it. Put it away,” Quayle told him.


Snip< “I know, that’s what I’ve been trying to tell Trump,” Pence responded. “But he really thinks he can. And there are other guys in there saying I’ve got this power.”








https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-news/pence-quayle-trump-woodward-certify-election-1226335/

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Response to Uncle Joe (Original post)

Thu Sep 16, 2021, 12:41 PM

29. What a scary and horrible thought, that the former PINO rump considered a war w/ one of the

United States' largest customers and vice-versa. All because of 1 idiotic, insane, and obviously mentally unstable person who obviously never read an intelligence report, paid far more attention to faux news for his daily shot of news and/pretend intelligence reports (which was mostly fake and very slanted according to faux guidelines).

The cabinet surrounding then PINO trump at that time should have immediately invoked the 25th amendment and removed rump. Why didn't they? Where in the hell was pence? Where in the hell were the rest of rump's cabinet who should have been more alert than they obviously were then during these events (all cowardly and spineless GOP operatives obviously). Thank god for at least one additional check that was in place via General Miley and others.

This should never ever be allowed to happen again...rump should never ever be allowed to run again for any elected office. He is literally a national security threat to the U.S. and the World.

I don't care what his 30% rabies-infected rabble think anymore and I don't care what the media thinks anymore (owned by a very tiny majority of persons) since they don't report on what the 70% majority of us think, and who are solely going after higher ratings, more revenues for their pocketbooks.

Stop the madness and insanity. Remember, these people tried to overthrow our elected system of government...remember that and don't quote me 'be sure to vote!'...we had over 7 million+ votes over rump and they still came up w/ this nonsense of election rigging, fake voters, and all other sorts of nonsense and violently tried to still overthrow the government on 1/6/21 (and now, I'm wondering what other things that are yet to be revealed, that rump considered/did in his desperate attempts to stay in power)?

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Response to Uncle Joe (Original post)

Thu Sep 16, 2021, 02:17 PM

30. I agree with General Wesley Clark

who said Vindmann is wrong.

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Response to Uncle Joe (Original post)

Thu Sep 16, 2021, 05:38 PM

31. Bravo Milley!

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