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  •  Life is different as a General (3+ / 0-)
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    TexDem, gooderservice, llbear

    you can retire and speak out, and have a slough of jobs as a consultant waiting to pay you more than you ever made in the military.  Where as a Captain or Major who has 10-15 years in service or so doesnt have the clout of a General and therefore wont get as much attention and the job prospects are a lot slimmer.

    Powell is whole different story. He had no excuse. He was no longer a General and should have been working under a different "code" that included a duty to speak out., The Voice of America's 21st Century Patriots.

    by RockRichard on Sun Apr 13, 2008 at 09:42:34 PM PDT

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    •  Then I'm not totally off the mark... (1+ / 0-)
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      in my thinking.  Thank you for giving me a clearer picture.

      McCain's learning curve takes decades, and we don't have that kind of time. MLK Holiday? GI Bill?

      by gooderservice on Sun Apr 13, 2008 at 11:00:35 PM PDT

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      •  Thank you for taking the time to ask the question (2+ / 0-)
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        TexDem, gooderservice

        Military Thinking is really weird if you aren't or haven't been in the military. In civilian life, you see a problem, find the obsticle, and look for several ways to solve the problem and go around the obsticle.

        In the military you see a problem, find the obsticle, and look for several ways to solve the problem.  The chain of command determines which way to go around the obsticle. Unless you have some really smart NCO's like Rockrichard who can convince the chain of command that the correct solution is exactly what the chain of command always does - whether they do or not.

        Jerry Northington [aka Possum] & Gilda Reed: We need you in DC. Sen. Obama, I think you're ready to step up.

        by llbear on Sun Apr 13, 2008 at 11:16:35 PM PDT

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