One wonders what exactly these generals think we’ve been doing for the past twenty years?
Why have thousands of American soldiers died and many more were wounded fighting… what… exactly?
But we mustn’t talk about the war. Or even mention that we can’t talk about the war.
At least three prominent retired general officers have dropped their support for President Trump’s nominee for the Pentagon’s top policy job, retired Army Brig. Gen. Anthony Tata, over inflammatory tweets he made two years ago on Islam, President Obama and Democratic lawmakers.
“I now would not want him in that position,” said retired Army Gen. Joe Votel, who led U.S. Central Command until 2019, of Gen. Tata.
Gen. Votel was one of 35 former senior military officers, former State Department personnel and other former national security officials who had signed a letter to the Senate Armed Services Committee in support of Gen. Tata’s nomination before the tweets had re-emerged.
What are these horrifying tweets?
In a series of remarks on Twitter, Gen. Tata called Islam “the most oppressive, violent religion” and referred to Mr. Obama as a “terrorist leader.” In a radio appearance, he falsely referred to Mr. Obama’s “Islamic roots,” according to CNN, which first reported his remarks June 12.
Falsely? Obama wrote an entire memoir based on that premise. He included it in his Cairo speech, saying, “I am a Christian, but my father came from a Kenyan family that includes generations of Muslims,”
His minister, Jeremiah Wright, had started out as a black Muslim. And retained the ideology, complete with Farrakhan ties.
But these days, stating facts means that the media throws in a “falsely” and calls for your head, and the D.C. establishment, looking at its career options, quickly joins in.
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