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Originally posted by PammyK
I have something to say that is driving me crazy! I work on a Navy Base and am very close to some of the retired and active duty (Chiefs E7-E9) members. I constantly hear most of them call our new president names and talk in a degrading manner about him. This is unsettling to me. I am a vetran, and always thought that was highly disrespectful. This president was voted in and he is our Commander-In-Chief, Period. Maybe I am naive, but I think that kind of open talk in our military is dangerous. What do you guys think?
Originally posted by MrVertigo
It's not the presidents job to "gain" or "earn" the respect of the military.
It is, however, the military's job to obey the commander in chief.
Now if these orders cross certain moral lines, such as acting against the civilian population or firing nukes, I certainly hope & pray that conscientious individuals within the military will disobey these orders.
Until then I believe that proper etiquette should be maintained and I don't believe it's proper etiquette to be badmouthing the commander in chief when in uniform - regardless of how you may feel as an individual and regardless of what news outlets you watch.
Originally posted by jdub297
reply to post by PammyK
Perhaps when the officers you work around noticed that Obama had reneged on several of his 'promises' and 'pledges' within days of being sworn in, they became suspicious.
Perhaps when he committed a large presence to Afghanistan, without training and support, they became concerned.
Perhaps when he abandoned National Security interests for political gain, they became worried.
Perhaps when he ignored Navy and SEAL special forces requests for authority to take immediate action to rescue an American from pirates, they became angry.
And, perhaps when Obama continued his 'strategy' of appeasement in Iran, N. Korea, and China as they openly challenged Naval forces in the Straits of Hormuz, the South China Sea and the Pacific, they became disgusted.