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  •  Seals deserve to be criticized (1+ / 0-)
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    Luma

    I don't feel the slightest need to qualify what I said because I don't see a single Seal coming out to criticize the video that came out attacking Obama.  I don't see a single Seal coming out to give credit to Obama for ordering the attack.  All I see are Seals giving themselves all the credit for the raid while mendaciously criticizing the president.  And that is no gross exaggeration.

    •  Because, uh, they remain publicly non-political? (1+ / 0-)
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      Luma

      This, not speaking openly about politics, is expected of active military. Many continue to do so after they retire.

      The guys that were there on the OBL raid are pretty much still  active; at least, there is no reason to expect there were any mass retirements in the time since that mission.

      Their CO, Admiral McRaven, is speaking up on their behalves.

      This is what we should reasonably expect from our military.

      How in the world can we bash someone for speaking against the president if we criticize his cohorts for not praising him?  Are we really that illogical? That shallow?

      I don't know the political leanings of any of my friends in the military. I know how their spouses feel. A couple reservists, I know what they think. But my active military friends --and some I've known over 20 years -- I really have no clue.  Even my family members who are retired officers, they don't get involved in family political discussions.

      That's the way it should be.

      No double standards.

      © grover


      So if you get hit by a bus tonight, would you be satisfied with how you spent today, your last day on earth? Live like tomorrow is never guaranteed, because it's not. -- Me.

      by grover on Thu Aug 23, 2012 at 06:33:34 PM PDT

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