Sponsored Content
« Mid-Morning Art Thread | Main | Angelo Codevilla, RIP »
September 21, 2021

The Morning Rant: Minimalist Edition


The United States Constitution is clear. The President is the commander in chief of the armed forces. The framers of the Constitution knew what they were doing...ensuring civilian control of our military, which meant ultimately that the people controlled the military.

Article II, Section 2, Clause 1: The President shall be Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy of the United States, and of the Militia of the several States, when called into the actual Service of the United States; he may require the Opinion, in writing, of the principal Officer in each of the executive Departments, upon any Subject relating to the Duties of their respective Offices, and he shall have Power to grant Reprieves and Pardons for Offences against the United States, except in Cases of Impeachment.

But three generations of a slow and steady degradation of our officers corps, primarily those who are political appointees, has created a situation similar to the civilian Deep StateTM, in which unelected and unaccountable senior officers act in a manner counter to the express wishes of the Commander in Chief.

Milley, Army chief displayed 'pattern of behavior' defying authority: former senior military official

In an interview with Fox News Digital, E. Casey Wardynski, a former assistant secretary of the Army for Manpower and Reserve Affairs under the Trump administration, accused high-ranking military officials Milley and McConville of making statements that insinuated they were calling the shots.
There is a long and storied tradition among honorable military men; if you disagree with your civilian superiors you have the option to resign. But you do not have the option to disobey, or to subvert civilian control of the military and conduct foreign policy.

But the current chairman of the joint chiefs seems to have done both! And he doesn't even have a long and successful record on which to base his disagreements with civilian authority. It is becoming clear that it is simply arrogance coupled with stupidity.

Milley loser.jpg

Milley is a hack. There is no other way to describe him. His military decisions were catastrophically bad, and his leadership may be even worse...pushing an aggressive post-modern lunacy on the military in direct opposition to its clearly understood function. Placing divisive racial theories at the heart of the nation's military is a recipe for disaster. But unlike many of his predecessors, he has no martial spirit, no honor, and is driven by a craven desire for power and control, which has come at the expense of many good men and has resulted in America's defeat in Afghanistan.

For that alone he should resign in disgrace, but his efforts to undermine his superior, the President of The United States, is even more serious, and requires an investigation, court martial, and if found guilty, prison.

digg this
posted by CBD at 11:00 AM

| Access Comments

Recent Comments
Christopher R Taylor [/i][/i][/s][/s][/b][/b][/u][/u]: "Is that elephant waterfall from a ride? ..."

Mark1971: "It's Disney Jungle Cruise ..."

AlaBAMA: "Doh! Lamont. Poor Lamont. ..."

Aetius451AD Work Laptop: "31 oh wow that's obviously fake I didn't watch ..."

FeatherBlade: "I remember what it was like to have a neck that fl ..."

AlaBAMA: "That kid laughing made me belly laugh!! Did you ..."

Aetius451AD Work Laptop: "23 Does Ace know that elephant is fake or do we ha ..."

ace: "i'll repalce the Ana Navarro video ..."

BlackOrchid: "while Trump was in office, towards the end? I was ..."

Bertram Cabot, Jr.: " [i]Then why are they trying everything they can ..."

ace: "oh wow that's obviously fake I didn't watch it ..."

Hatari somewhere on Ventura Highway: "I think the Elephant thing is fake. An elephant co ..."

Recent Entries

Polls! Polls! Polls!
Frequently Asked Questions
The (Almost) Complete Paul Anka Integrity Kick
Top Top Tens
Greatest Hitjobs

The Ace of Spades HQ Sex-for-Money Skankathon
A D&D Guide to the Democratic Candidates
Margaret Cho: Just Not Funny
More Margaret Cho Abuse
Margaret Cho: Still Not Funny
Iraqi Prisoner Claims He Was Raped... By Woman
Wonkette Announces "Morning Zoo" Format
John Kerry's "Plan" Causes Surrender of Moqtada al-Sadr's Militia
World Muslim Leaders Apologize for Nick Berg's Beheading
Michael Moore Goes on Lunchtime Manhattan Death-Spree
Milestone: Oliver Willis Posts 400th "Fake News Article" Referencing Britney Spears
Liberal Economists Rue a "New Decade of Greed"
Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
Powered by
Movable Type 2.64