Marine Corps Generals Openly Turning Against Obama
In an unprecedented act of open criticism of a sitting President, two 4-star Generals have publicly blasted President Obama’s policies. Several weeks ago Marine Corps General John Kelly, commander of U.S. Southern Command, first spoke out about the President’s border crisis, and now the Marine Corps top commander, Gen. James Amos, Marine Corps Commandant, publicly ridiculed President Obama’s handling of Iraq and the subsequent mess that ensued.
It is extremely rare, if not unheard of, for active military leadership to challenge a sitting President in this manner. It seems the President’s successive acts of disrespect and indifference towards veterans and active military might be culminating. Maybe even the political ranks of the General officer level have had their fill. With two Generals already out on the line, will more follow behind? Or will their fellow Generals stay behind guarding their shiny rank and the privileges that come with it? Only time will tell.
It’s definitely reassuring that a certain level of character within our military has survived Obama’s military purge which claimed countless respected leaders such as the legendary Marine General James “mad dog” Mattis. Unfortunately for Obama, after current commandant, General Amos leaves his post, he will be replaced by General Joe “fighting Joe” Dunford, who was considered by many to have been General Mattis’ right hand man and not one to walk away from a fight.
This should be good.