Acting Asst. Sec. Susan Thornton and EAP team en route to her nomination hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee!
It’s highly unusual for a high-ranking soldier, let alone a high-ranking Marine, to publicly question White House and Pentagon policy. Yet that’s exactly what four-star Gen. James Amos, Commandant of the Marine Corps, did yesterday in Washington.
Speaking at the Brookings Institute Tuesday, Amos said the Obama administration paved the way for the emergence of the Islamic State of Syria and Iraq (ISIS) by completely withdrawing American troops in 2011.
“I have a hard time believing that had we been there, and worked with the government, and worked with parliament, and worked with the minister of defense, the minister of interior, I don't think we'd be in the same shape we're in today,” Amos said.
Amos also blasted the White House for failing to live up to its obligations around the world.
We need more people like the General to speak out against tyrants in our government. It would be appreciated if the people that claim to be patriots stand up and show some back bone. Most of the talk about standing up against the enemy comes from us old military that been there before and will do it again. Some of the younger should be willing to defend their country to save freedom they enjoy today. Once it is gone you don't get it back.
Gen. Amos ' speaking out seems to be giving the green light for other military generals to do the same... Many of us pray the military can do what only it can do to take back our country: http://thelastgreatstand.com/lgs/2014/07/18/good-military-generals-...
Get in the fight??? Barry has been in the fight since [his] "devout" Muslim up-bringing in Indonesia!!! Just on the other side!!!