Tuesday, May 27, 2008

"Remain Apolitical" - You've Got to be Kidding Me!

The latest outrageous attempt at playing politics with the U.S. Military, on Memorial Day no less:

Seems chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Adm. Mike Mullen,
...has written an unusual open letter to all those in uniform, warning them to stay out of politics as the nation approaches a presidential election... The U.S. military must remain apolitical at all times and in all ways...
It was OK for the Pentagon to use Retired General's to spread their Propaganda through the MSM. Thanks for the objectivity.

When John Kerry's joke about troops and education came off badly, the bu$h administration encouraged the troops to respond. Even McCain jumped all over Kerry's ass for insulting the troops intelligence. Remember the cute banners our soldiers were holding up with misspelled words trying to embarrass Kerry.

Of course there is the shameless case of how the Pentagon used the death of Pat Tillman as a political recruiting tool. Only to find out later he was killed by fratricide. Then the botched cover up, where General's got reprimanded and as always the bu$h/cheney administration looked like fools.

Now is not the time to "remain apolitical"!

This election cycle is a matter of life and death for many troops and their families. It's for getting the fuck out of Iraq, a change in foreign policy worldwide, proper health care (and mental health care), education benefits, and to preserve a military that is stretched thin.

Not much at stake is there?


idiosynchronic said...

No bloody surprise. This CJCS lapdog was recommended after Pace had the audacity to actually have a different political opinions than Dubya's administration.

Anjha said...

I read that with equal disgust SoS - saved the link in case i'd get it together to put something up; thank you.

We all know what they are really afraid of.

Seven of Six said...

...a change in foreign policy worldwide...

I guess that's redundant?

fj80 said...

As an active duty soldier, I had trouble trying to not completely flip the fuck out when I saw this on AFN at work (in uniform.)

You are absolutely right, this election IS life or death. Every time I see Iran and Bush Administration in the same news headline I panic (BADLY) and start planning my escape to Canada.

Apolitical, my fucking ass.

Seven of Six said...

Welcome fj80... stay safe!