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#1 LTC Dooley, a highly decorated combat veteran, was publically condemned by General Martin Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and relieved ofhis teaching assignment because of the negative way Islam was portrayed in an elective course entitled, Perspectives on Islam and Islamic Radicalism.
Just what the hell is it with officers (in my USN enlisted days, we called 'em "zeroes") when they get close to flag/general rank? I have a cousin who's a hard-left academic and will give you chapter and verse about Amerikkka's eeeeville military caste, pulling the strings from behind the curtain and just waiting for the right moment to pull a "Seven Days in May." But between this jackass and the former Army CoS who whined about his fear that Maj. Hasan's little misadventure at Ft. Hood would make the Army's "diversity" his greatest casualty, I'm wondering if the modern military promotes ever anyone with testicular fortitude beyond field grade. Far from imitating Burt Lancaster about to overthrow the gummint, they all seem to sit cringing in fear of whatever useless political hack is running the show at any particular moment.
Posted by Ricky bin Ricardo (Abu Babaloo) 2012-09-22 02:17||
#2 Gottfried calls is our "custodial class" in After Liberation: Mass Democracy in the Managerial State.
Our senior leaders are our masters and minders, cur "custodial class". The common man and thinker finds himself pitted against an enlighted cadre of minder bureaucrats, educators, media intellectuals, and fully indoctrinated service academy alumni. In addition to providing a watchdog service for social justice, they are kept quite busy making sure "Bible thumping conservatives", "homophobes," "sexists" and "xenophobes" are reported upon and kept fully in check. Proper social engineering and diversity depends upon these people. They will not soon go away.
Posted by Besoeker 2012-09-22 07:12||
#3 Gottfried calls it
Posted by Besoeker 2012-09-22 07:14||
#4 Just what the hell is it with officers (in my USN enlisted days, we called 'em "zeroes") when they get close to flag/general rank?
They quit being uniformed officers and become politicians. All those top layer appointments are done by the President and Secretaries [also Presidential appointees]. Given that these people usually have zero effective military experience, they prefer the usual cordial 'yes' men to keep the organization operating, sort of like ward heelers or shop stewards.
The service itself doesn't help itself because they've entrenched a personnel selection system below that which promotes management over battlefield leadership. Even though we've been at war for 10 years they never stood down the peacetime selection process and implemented a methodology to quickly select and promote superior tacticians/leaders.
Posted by Procopius2k 2012-09-22 09:26||
#5 Dempsey hasn't covered himself in competence and understanding of his place. Terry Jones says FYNQ
Posted by Frank G 2012-09-22 09:45||