[FRONT TOWARD ENEMY]
- Apr 18, 2013
- Reaction score
- Political Leaning
Thing is, there's always some senior military brass who insert themselves into politics. Gen. MacArthur - who complained publicly how Truman wouldn't let him drop the Bomb on the North Koreans - became a Republican hero at the time. More recently, the Marine Commandant publicly complained about Obama's ending of Don't-Ask-Don't-tell and allowing gay marriage in the military, saying that it was going to "damage unit cohesiveness".
BUT as much as I disapprove of active-duty military getting involved in politics (unless they're being ordered to do that which is strictly unconstitutional and morally reprehensible e.g. torture), I have zero problem with retired military getting involved in politics - besides, being retired Navy myself, that'd be pretty hypocritical of me if I opposed retired military being involved in politics, wouldn't it?
Good luck with that. A politicians job #1 is to get reelected. Job #2 is to keep his party in power.