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Wed Jul 15, 2020, 11:46 AM

Lt. Col Alexander Vindeman promoted to Full Colonel. Thanks Sen Duckworth

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Senator Lifts Hold On Military Promotions After Assurances On Impeachment Witness

https://www.npr.org/2020/07/15/891266631/senator-lifts-hold-on-military-promotions-after-assurances-on-impeachment-witnes

Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., said Tuesday that she would lift a hold on more than 1,100 senior military promotions after the Department of Defense assured her that it did not block the promotion of Army Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman — a key witness in the impeachment inquiry of President Trump.

Duckworth, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee and combat veteran, put the hold on promotions earlier this month, demanding written confirmation from Defense Secretary Mike Esper that the former National Security Council aide had been recommended for advancement to Full Colonel.

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"Donald Trump's unprecedented efforts to further politicize our military by retaliating against Lt. Col. Vindman — for doing his patriotic duty of telling the truth under oath — are unconscionable," the senator said in a statement announcing that she would lift the hold. "I'm glad the Department of Defense was finally able to set the record straight that Vindman had earned and was set to receive a promotion to Colonel."

"We must always protect the merit-based system that is the foundation of our Armed Forces from political corruption and unlawful retaliation," she added.
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This was the FEB 2020 Tweet from S.O.B. Trump

Donald J. Trump
@realDonaldTrump

Fake News @CNN & MSDNC keep talking about “Lt. Col.” Vindman as though I should think only how wonderful he was. Actually, I don’t know him, never spoke to him, or met him (I don’t believe!) but, he was very insubordinate, reported contents of my “perfect” calls incorrectly, &...
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Reply Lt. Col Alexander Vindeman promoted to Full Colonel. Thanks Sen Duckworth (Original post)
Budi Jul 15 OP
Leghorn21 Jul 15 #1
AZ8theist Jul 15 #34
Arkansas Granny Jul 15 #2
iluvtennis Jul 15 #26
not fooled Jul 15 #30
Me. Jul 15 #3
brush Jul 15 #4
Recursion Jul 15 #27
Ohiogal Jul 15 #5
mdbl Jul 16 #46
grumpyduck Jul 15 #6
sarge43 Jul 15 #7
William Seger Jul 15 #8
sarge43 Jul 15 #10
TexasProgresive Jul 15 #11
HDSam Jul 15 #21
not_the_one Jul 15 #9
LymphocyteLover Jul 15 #13
liberalla Jul 15 #12
niyad Jul 15 #36
liberalla Jul 15 #39
maxrandb Jul 16 #47
Hekate Jul 15 #14
aeromanKC Jul 15 #15
Thekaspervote Jul 15 #16
marieo1 Jul 15 #17
lostnfound Jul 15 #18
kst Jul 15 #22
soldierant Jul 15 #35
calimary Jul 15 #19
robbob Jul 15 #20
samsingh Jul 15 #23
niyad Jul 15 #37
samsingh Jul 15 #42
llashram Jul 15 #24
lsewpershad Jul 15 #25
AllaN01Bear Jul 15 #28
murielm99 Jul 15 #29
BlancheSplanchnik Jul 15 #31
Kitchari Jul 15 #32
Cha Jul 15 #33
niyad Jul 15 #38
oasis Jul 15 #40
TomSlick Jul 15 #41
Blue Owl Jul 16 #43
brewens Jul 16 #44
luvallpeeps Jul 16 #45
sl8 Jul 16 #48

Response to Budi (Original post)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 11:50 AM

1. YES SIR

Thank you, Budi, this is the best news I'll see today/this week/month!!

GREAT NEWS

Thank you, Senator Duckworth

Thank you, Col Vindman , and congratulations

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Response to Leghorn21 (Reply #1)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 06:11 PM

34. Now if only she could "promote" that asshole Carlson to "CANCELLED"..nt

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Response to Budi (Original post)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 11:51 AM

2. Thank you, Senator Duckworth.

F*ck you, Donald Trump.

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Reply #2)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 02:42 PM

26. Ditto. nt

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Reply #2)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 04:49 PM

30. Yep



fuck red don and his maggots.

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Response to Budi (Original post)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 11:53 AM

3. Take THat You Freak Tucker

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Response to Budi (Original post)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 11:54 AM

4. But does trump still have to sign off on the promotions?

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Response to brush (Reply #4)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 03:42 PM

27. Not for Colonels

Only flag officers (generals and admirals)

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Response to Budi (Original post)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 12:00 PM

5. How does anyone in the military

Support this low life stooge, traitor, and morally bankrupt liar?

Thank you Senator Duckworth.

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Response to Ohiogal (Reply #5)

Thu Jul 16, 2020, 09:52 AM

46. That has been my question to anyone that gives Trump a positive approval rating

How could you? Were they born without a brain?

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Response to Budi (Original post)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 12:01 PM

6. Thank you Sen. Duckworth.

And congratulations, Col. Vindman.

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Response to Budi (Original post)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 12:46 PM

7. Thank you Senator Duckworth and congratulations Colonel Vindman.

to you both.

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Response to Budi (Original post)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 12:51 PM

8. I thought Vindman was resigning his commission?

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Response to William Seger (Reply #8)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 01:02 PM

10. He said he was going to retire. Big difference from resigning.

With plus 20 years in, he had that option. Maybe now he'll wait upon events, like the election.

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Response to William Seger (Reply #8)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 01:02 PM

11. If this goes through he retires at the rank of Col.

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Response to TexasProgresive (Reply #11)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 02:12 PM

21. Maybe not

“Federal Law
10 U.S. Code § 1370: In order for an officer to be eligible for retirement in any grade above O4, the officer must have served for at least 3 years in that grade. This requirement may be reduced to no less than 2 years as authorized by the SECDEF. Only the President can waive the 2-year minimum and only in cases of extreme hardship or unusual circumstances. Officers who do not meet the TIG minimum in the grade held at the time of retirement are retired in the next-lower grade in which they satisfactorily served at least 6 months. In order for an active-duty officer to be eligible for retirement in the grade of O4 or lower, the officer must have served in that grade for at least 6 months.“

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Response to Budi (Original post)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 12:54 PM

9. I won't believe it until I see it.

"They said", as if we should believe a word THEY SAY.

Announce his new official status to the world and I will believe it.

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Response to not_the_one (Reply #9)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 01:19 PM

13. Seriously-- and it's obscene that he is retiring because of harassment

from treasonous MAGAts

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Response to Budi (Original post)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 01:10 PM

12. Thank you Senator Duckworth ! Shame that he decided to resign...

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Response to liberalla (Reply #12)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 06:45 PM

36. Retire, not resign. He has his 20.

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Response to niyad (Reply #36)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 06:56 PM

39. ooops! Thanks for the correction!

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Response to niyad (Reply #36)

Thu Jul 16, 2020, 11:13 AM

47. Not to be picky,

But as a Commissioned Officer, even when you are retirement eligible after 20 years of service, the correct term is to "resign my commission".

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Response to Budi (Original post)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 01:19 PM

14. Sen. Duckworth & Col. Vindman are both national treasures. Wonderful news!

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Response to Budi (Original post)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 01:25 PM

15. Hopefully, there will be a position for Col. Vindman in Biden's administration.

Or Colonel Vindman just enjoys retirement he's earned it!!!

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Response to Budi (Original post)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 01:30 PM

16. Thank you Senator Duckworth!!

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Response to Budi (Original post)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 01:43 PM

17. with admiration and respect!!

I admire and respect anyone that can/will stand up to the degenerate DJT in the whitehouse. Congratulations to Col. Vindman, and thank you Senator Duckworth

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Response to Budi (Original post)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 01:59 PM

18. This seems false or misleading

What I heard was that the DOD recommended him for promotion but blocked by president. I don’t think he got the promotion.

The following article isn’t the latest either but adds some color
https://www.businessinsider.com/senator-military-promotions-disgraceful-situation-impeachment-witness-vindman-2020-7

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Response to lostnfound (Reply #18)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 02:14 PM

22. Agreed

I see nothing in the article that says he has actually been promoted to full Colonel. Does the OP want to fix the title?

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Response to kst (Reply #22)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 06:26 PM

35. I don't either.

"set the record straight" and "had earned and was set to receive a promotion to Colonel" are not at all the same thing as "has been promoted."

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Response to Budi (Original post)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 02:05 PM

19. I already liked her. Now, I LOVE her! She wouldn't be a bad choice for Biden's VP.

And I would defy ANY republi-CON to badmouth her, and try to attack a decorated combat veteran who lost both her legs IN combat.

They'd certainly try to attack her, but I suspect her service - and her sacrifice alone - would render her quite untouchable. Whoever would dare attack her would only wind up looking UTTERLY SHITTY.

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Response to Budi (Original post)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 02:06 PM

20. He is being harassed by tRump and his MAGGAT army

For telling the truth under oath. Nobody, and I mean nobody, is refuting a single word of what he said. Apparently you are supposed to lie under oath, or just keep your mouth shut, in order to protect the traitor-in-chief...

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Response to Budi (Original post)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 02:24 PM

23. Didn't he resign already?

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Response to samsingh (Reply #23)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 06:46 PM

37. Retire, not resign.

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Response to niyad (Reply #37)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 09:34 PM

42. ok

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Response to Budi (Original post)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 02:38 PM

24. as a vet

I have been offended by trump with the way he, for years, has dissed our men and women in uniform. Bravo Sen. Duckworth and bravo and congratulation to Col. Vindeman.

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Response to Budi (Original post)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 02:41 PM

25. Showing dems

How it's done. But I thought he.retired or resigned?

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Response to Budi (Original post)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 03:55 PM

28. eggscllent

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Response to Budi (Original post)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 04:07 PM

29. That's my Senator.

She stands up to them and does not mince words. They are afraid of her. She would make a great VP and they know it.

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Response to Budi (Original post)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 05:01 PM

31. So glad! Yay! For Col. Vindeman!

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Response to Budi (Original post)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 06:00 PM

32. Congrats Col. Vindman

And THANK YOU for testifying

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Response to Budi (Original post)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 06:07 PM

33. Thank you for the good news, Budi!

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Response to Budi (Original post)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 06:53 PM

38. Thank you, Sen. Duckworth.

Looking at traitor in chief's tweet above, I notice that Lt. Col is in quotes, as though not a real title. And I notice he refers to one station as MSDNC. He thinks all f us are as stupid as his base

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Response to Budi (Original post)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 07:30 PM

40. Great news. nt

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Response to Budi (Original post)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 07:52 PM

41. i don't see in the story that LTC Vindman will be promoted.

All I see is that Senator Duckworth lifted her hold based on assurances that the Army wasn't blocking the promotion. (At this point, an assurance that I think worthless.) Since LTC Vindman is retiring, it's all a moot point. I doubt a retired officer will be promoted, at least for purposes of his retirement pay.

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Response to Budi (Original post)

Thu Jul 16, 2020, 01:19 AM

43. Suck it, Fatfuck von Bodybags

n/t

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Response to Budi (Original post)

Thu Jul 16, 2020, 02:31 AM

44. I was thinking Secretary of State Vindman has a nice ring to it. :) n/t

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Response to Budi (Original post)

Thu Jul 16, 2020, 03:12 AM

45. Awesome!

Love both these people!

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Response to Budi (Original post)

Thu Jul 16, 2020, 11:51 AM

48. Where are you seeing that he was promoted?

Is your title referring to a different article than the one included
in the OP?

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