The mans a fool. Yes I know my response isn't going to go over well with the birthers, or the the folks holding up the constitution, or any of the
other groups out there. But I want to make my point.
When you join the military, and swear allegance to said military, no matter if its the army, air force, navy, marines, coasties or any other.
You swear not to join or be apart of any other organization, secret group.
For as long as you wear the uniform within the united states of America you will obey your orders to the best of your ability, to the president of the
united states the commander in chief so help you god.
In effect this Lt Colonel has violated his primary oath to the united states of america, to the president and to god.
Also when you put on the uniform you give up your civilian rights as a citizen, and fall under the military court of justice codes.
18 years in the service with a bunch of medals, dosen't mean hes learned the #1 thing all military folk learn.
Which is to become a professional. Its a Job. They get paid well for doing there jobs, which puts them in harms way alot of the time. There trained to
do there job as a professional. Without feeling without moral objection. In effect there is the enemy you kill the enemy. Its a job, your a
professional. You follow your orders.
Lets say theres a 747 inbound to the restricted no fly zone over Washington DC. Terrorists have taken over the plane and sent there demands. Two jets
are scrambled and head out to the incomming passenger jet. We never deal with terrorists, the Jet gets closer to US airspace. What if they have a
dirty bomb on board, or some form of biological weapon, or chemical weapon which could kill thosands of law abiding US citizens. The order is sent for
the two pilots to arm there missiles and shoot down the 747. Even though its full of american and other countries civilians. What do the pilots do?
They follow there orders, because its there training and they are professionals. Meaning the 747 is shot down and all the passengers are killed. Later
in debriefing its found on the black box recordings that there were no terrorists on aboard it had been a malfunction in a onboard system which costs
a few cents to produce. The two pilots feel absolutely terrible. And yes it will probably eat at them for along time to come. But mypoint I'm trying
to make is this.
They followed there orders, they were professionals, and they did there job.
if they hadn't followed there orders to shoot downt he 747, and it did have a dirty bomb or worse on aboard, it could have killed thosands or
millions of americans.
You personally might not like your commander in chief, you might think your commanders are all loons. But as a professional Military Officer you
FOLLOW your orders, and do your duty.
Folks will say I'm a uncaring SOB, but Ive been in the postion to have to fire upon others. And in the end i did my job, cause I was trained to be a
professional. And was paid well.