Sunday, June 26, 2005
Navy Vet: Military Traditions are Being Destroyed
I served in the US Navy on active duty from '67 to '71, four years, 8 months, and three days but I was never in a combat zone. I have voted democratic about 80% of the time but I never voted for Bush. I echo the comments already published on this blog. I am concerned that our military traditions are being destroyed by destruction of the chain of command, especially in the US Army, by injection of civilian
contractors into the chain of command, who are not covered by the Code of Military
Justice. The only way Bush, Rove, et. al. can be held accountable for what they have done to this country is at the ballot box. So far, very few Republicans have repudiated Rove's recent comments. These people are not worthy of our votes. Taking back the House and Senate should be the first priority of all Americans, regardless of party. The lesson of Iraq is one we learned as children -- lies get you into trouble. By the way, just because I am a Christian, doesn't mean that I have to check my mind at the door.