Out of the Mouth of Generals

We’ve all heard the expression “Out of the mouth of babes,” yet as far as we know, the expression, “Out of the mouth of generals” hasn’t become a household saying yet.
And speaking of generals, shall we focus in on the general of the day, Gen. Mark Milley, our Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff? The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (CJCS) is the highest-ranking and most senior military officer in the United States Armed Forces and is the principal military advisor to the president, the National Security Council, the Homeland Security Council, and the secretary of defense.
Let us repeat: The CJCS is the principal military advisor to the president, the National Security Council, the Homeland Security Council, and the secretary of defense. That makes him pretty important to the security of this country. But as important as he is, his job description does not include giving orders to the military over and above any orders given by the president. Yet we’ve heard that he actually said something to the military along the lines of before you take any action, check with me. (Now we are paraphrasing since he didn’t whisper in any of our ears, like the “gossip” he was sharing when it came to Woodward and Costa.)
But it seems like it is all over that he told his Chinese counterpart in a secret phone call that he’d let him know if the United States planned to attack China; giving him a heads up and giving away what is considered one of the best weapons a country can have: the surprise attack. If they knew when, where, and how we might be planning to
attack, I guess they’d be all prepared for us, wouldn’t they? It hardly seems like what a well-qualified general in his position would do, or should do, does it?
And when it comes to Critical Race Theory, our CJCS (Gen. Milley) had something to say about that. ”The United States Military Academy is a university. And it is important that we train, and we understand ― and I want to understand White rage. And I’m White, and I want to understand it. So, what is it that caused thousands of people to assault this building and try to overturn the Constitution of the United States of America? What caused that? I want to find that out.”
The general was obviously referring to the January 6 “attack” in the above comment. (We don’t think he’ll find the answer he’s looking for there. And while he’s interested, he might want to change the questions he’s seeking answers for.)
The general added, “I’ve read Mao Zedong. I’ve read ― I’ve read Karl Marx. I’ve read Lenin ― that doesn’t make me a communist.”
No, general, it doesn’t. It isn’t what you read, it’s how you act: the things you do and the things you say that come from your heart that would tell us what you really believe. Why would you, of all people, want to instill feelings of racial hatred (for your own White race), adding to the racial bigotry that already exists in this country.
Can’t anything ever be discussed anymore without making it sound like it’s about one group vs. another group? (And besides, how things were in the past does not mean how they are today. We’ve grown past that kind of thinking, haven’t we? It’s always good to know our history, but we learn from our mistakes, we don’t teach those mistakes to every new class of students coming up.
And remember when you “accidentally” gave the Taliban the whole list of all those left behind in Afghanistan, ostensibly for a reason to facilitate the release of those individuals—both Americans and all those non-Americans who helped us and worked with us in some way—making it easier for the Taliban to find them and perhaps making
it harder for them to ever leave there alive and well?
So we’re not really sure what’s been coming out of your mouth of late. If you really want to give orders to the military above and beyond the orders that come from the president (for whatever reason, even though it’s not in your job description), don’t expect those of us who know anything about your job description to think that that’s okay. And that especially goes for offering to tell the Chinese officials if and when this country would be planning to attack China, no matter the president in the White House at that time.
Really, Gen. Milley, we know a lot more has come out of your mouth, and while we respect your position, we really think what you’ve done of late, especially your part in the Afghanistan fiasco, is grounds for someone in your position to be fired.

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