The President of the United States is the Commander-in-Chief of the military. Consequently, it is helpful if he has served in the military. But if he has not served it is essential that the president at least show that he respects, appreciates, and supports the military. Men and women who are called on to sacrifice their family lives, put themselves in harm’s way, and even give their lives to keep our country safe and free deserve the respect, appreciation, and support of all Americans, especially the president who is their commander-in-chief. Unfortunately, military members, veterans, and their families are not getting the respect, appreciation, and support they deserve from this president and his administration.
In his book Duty, Bob Gates, former Secretary of Defense for both George W. Bush and Barack Obama tells of the huge chasm that existed between White House staffers, including the president, and the military. The chasm was worsened by the fact that none of the president’s key advisors in the White House had ever served in the military or even run a major organization of any type. Consequently, they had no understanding of what could reasonably be expected of the military, the logistical difficulties of complying with the president’s directives, the effect allowing and even promoting open homosexuality in the ranks would have on morale and operational effectiveness, and the harmful effects of constant deployments on military families. But their lack of understanding was only part of the problem. The bigger problem is that the president’s advisors are all career politicos. Hence, not only do they not understand the effects of their actions on military personnel and their families, they don’t care. They are concerned with politics and politics only.
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