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Retired General Calls on America’s Generals to Make Unprecedented Move Against Obama

Retired General Calls on America’s Generals to Make Unprecedented Move Against Obama

Friday, November 14th, 2014
A retired general said it’s time for America’s senior military leadership to resign in protest of President Barack Obama’s destruction of the U.S. armed forces.
Retired Lt. Gen. Jerry Boykin, a former deputy undersecretary of defense for intelligence and charter member of the Delta Force, called on current military leaders to follow the examples of former Secretary of State Cyrus Vance and Major General Jack Singlaub and “put their stars on the table.”

In an opinion piece for Breitbart, Boykin also blasted former Obama Defense Secretaries Leon Panetta and Robert Gates for writing tell-all books about their troubled times serving under this president but not resigning over his abuses.
The general cited numerous reasons that should concern any honorable U.S. military officer: sending thousands of solders to West Africa to combat Ebola, a job for which they are not trained or equipped; the “all-time high” rate of suicide among active duty servicemen and women; an epidemic of PTSD; budget cuts that are significantly hampering military readiness; and the lack of a “serious and coherent strategy to destroy” the largest group of radical Islamic militants in Iraq and Syria.
He also pointed to what he said were attacks on “the First Amendment rights of service members’ faith” as an example of the “foolish and destructive decisions of the Obama administration” that are contributing to the destruction of the American military.

“It is past time for some resignations to protest the Obama administration’s damaging policies,” Boykin wrote. “The oath that each military member takes is to ‘Support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic.’ This is a serious and sacred oath and when you know that a policy is just plain wrong, then you are obligated by that oath to do something; that something is for military leaders to say to the President of the United States, ‘I can no longer support your ill-advised and reckless policies that I regard as threats to national security and the welfare of our men and women in uniform.'”
“It is time for stars on the table, without delay,” he concluded.
Far be it from us to question a retired general whose service to his country is almost unparalleled among living veterans, but perhaps we should qualify his well-founded desire to see the military stand against Obama’s destructive policies by noting this: If every general who disagreed with President Obama took Boykin’s advice and resigned, America would be left with a military led solely by Obama loyalists.
Does anyone think that’s a good idea?

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