Love the Soldier, Distrust the General


Almost everyone who reads here knows that no one had more admiration for the prowess of American warriors than I do.  I always will. What I have no admiration for, in fact, no tolerance for is insubordination from those chosen to lead those forces, and that is exactly what I’m hearing now from far too many members of the former and present leadership.

Almost 50 years ago, our President and one of our greatest generals, who was most unlikely to disrespect our military, said his farewell to us. President Trump’s words, I think, make President Eisenhower’s words look prescient. Here is what he told us, the emphasis is mine.

My fellow Americans:

Three days from now, after half a century in the service of our country, I shall lay down the responsibilities of office as, in traditional and solemn ceremony, the authority of the Presidency is vested in my…

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