Most political general in generations claims he’s “apolitical”

| July 22, 2021 | 18 Comments

A year ago, General Mark Milley, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, was decried by the left as being political for appearing with Trump at the burned out remains of St John’s Church in D.C. More recently he’s drawn the ire of the right with comments on the military’s teaching of critical race theory, and how the general wants to understand “white rage.”

This man, universally accused of being a political shill in uniform by both sides of the aisle is, once again, defending his position as “apolitical.”

From the Washington Post;

The Pentagon’s top officials on Wednesday defended the military’s tradition of staying out of elections, after a new book reported that Gen. Mark A. Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, feared former president Donald Trump would attempt a coup.

Milley repeatedly declined to confirm whether the comments attributed to him in the book “I Alone Can Fix It: Donald J. Trump’s Catastrophic Final Year,” are accurate, but said he and other senior officers upheld their constitutional obligations throughout the chaotic presidential transition.

“The military did not, and will not, and should not ever get involved in domestic politics,” Milley said, speaking at a Pentagon news conference. “We don’t arbitrate elections. That’s the job of the judiciary and the legislature and the American people. It is not the job of the U.S. military. We stayed out of politics. We’re an apolitical institution.”

In the book, Milley compares Trump’s frequent unfounded claims of widespread election fraud to behavior by Nazi leader Adolf Hitler, who insisted he was both a victim and savior.

“This is a Reichstag moment,” Milley told aides, according to the book by Washington Post reporters Philip Rucker and Carol D. Leonnig. “The gospel of the Führer.”

It’s worth pointing out again that General Milley has not denied any of the claims and quotes from the book. Of course, Milley has the full confidence of the Secretary of Defense.

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, the retired Army general whom Biden selected to run the Pentagon, defended Milley, saying he has full faith and confidence in him.

“I’m not guessing at his character,” Austin said, noting that they had served together in combat. “He doesn’t have a political bone in his body.”

So our military is being led by two liars.

Thanks to Jeff LPH 3 for sending this one in.

Category: "The Floggings Will Continue Until Morale Improves", Army, Big Pentagon, DC Government, Politics

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  1. SFC D says:

    Milley and Austin. Such a happy couple.

    • KoB says:

      You know, they are SFC D. Gotta wonder, tho, when they go out for dinner, which one does the tossed salad and which one gets the man meat sammich?

      GO and Flag Ossifers have always been political…ALWAYS! History is replete with them. Nothing new, nothing to see here. Move along troop before I GOMAR your azz.

  2. Dan says:

    Where does someone get a chin like that in the US military? Those chins are usually reserved for Canadian Warrant officers!

  3. The Other Whitey says:

    Hey Milley: FUCK YOU!!!

    One of the many Americans who pays your worthless ass

  4. Ex-PH2 says:

    Almost as much fun as watching Rome start to crumble.

  5. Veritas Omnia Vincit says:

    He keeps using that word, I do not think it means what he thinks it means…

  6. Hatchet says:

    Guess if Milley actually wants to understand “White Rage” maybe he ought to try to come to better understand the word ‘introspection’.

  7. David says:

    He IS apolitical. He’ll suck any President off. And swallow.

  8. SgtBob says:

    According to one active duty soldier I recently talked with, Milley does not have any respect among enlisted soldiers. CSMs and officers above company rank will scrape and bow and shoot out a right hand, but trigger pullers and real soldiers know BS when confronting it,

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