By Ray Starmann
During last night’s Commander in Chief Forum on the USS Intrepid, Mr. Trump told moderator Matt Lauer, in reference to the War on ISIS, “Well, the generals under Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton have not been successful,” Trump replied. “I think under the leadership of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, the generals have been reduced to rubble. They have been reduced to a point where it’s embarrassing for our country.”
Mr. Trump is certainly correct. The generals have been reduced to rubble. Actually, they have been ground into space dust, for the value that they give to this Republic.
Under the Obama Administration, for over seven years, the military’s senior leaders, the Joint Chiefs of Staff and three and four star generals and admirals in worldwide command positions have rolled over on every single foreign policy debacle and social engineering directive emanating from the White House, the Pentagon and the State Department.
Where were the generals and indeed the admirals when Obama pulled out of Iraq in 2012, turning the country into a Pandora’s Box from hell?
Where were the generals as the President tied the military’s hands with obscene rules of engagement in Afghanistan?
Where were the generals and admirals when the disastrous Iran Deal was signed, a deal that provides Iran everything it needs to build up its military, support terrorism and pursue a nuclear weapon, while doing nothing for America?
Where were the generals and admirals while Obama and Hillary Clinton dithered as the Syrian Civil War raged and we sat on the sidelines and did nothing?
Where were the generals and admirals as ISIS formed like a malignant category five hurricane in the Middle East?
Where were the generals and admirals as CENTCOM created intelligence to placate the imaginary beliefs of the White House concerning ISIS?
Where were the generals and admirals as China constructed an artificial archipelago of military bases and airstrips in the South China Sea?
Where were the generals and admirals as the White House abandoned one of our oldest and most loyal allies, Israel?
Where were the generals and admirals as the Marines cannibalized aircraft and equipment for spare parts and the Air Force raided aircraft boneyards?
Where were the generals as the US Army was reduced to a pre-1940 size?
Where were the admirals as the US Navy grew dangerously small?
Where were the generals and admirals as Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell was repealed?
Where were the generals and admirals as transgenders were authorized to serve on active duty and also authorized to receive free gender reassignment surgery?
Where were the generals as a conspiracy to graduate three women from Ranger School took place?
Where were the generals and admirals as the Secretary of the Navy ordered a new gender neutral lexicon for the Navy and Marine Corps?
Where were the generals as US Army ROTC cadets were ordered to parade around our nation’s campuses in women’s red high heels?
Where were the generals as US Army male soldiers were ordered to conduct physical training while wearing pregnancy simulators?
Where were the generals as the Secretary of the Army wrote, signed and distributed Breastfeeding and Lactation Support memos to worldwide Army commands?
Where were the generals when the Secretary of the Navy completely ignored the Marine Corps’ 36 million dollar study that outlined and proved in excruciating detail why women shouldn’t be assigned to combat arms units?
Where were the generals and admirals as the Secretary of Defense authorized women to serve in the combat arms and special operations?
Where were the generals and admirals when the Secretary of the Navy ordered the Marine Corps to conduct so called Unconscious Bias training, the Corps wide, Soviet style brainwashing to try and convince Marines that all genders are equal?
Where were the generals when the troops were ordered to receive sensitivity training in combat zones?
Where were the generals when the US Army conducted White Privilege Training?
Where were the generals and admirals when the DoD included online classes that portrayed the Bible and the US Constitution as sexist documents?
Where were the generals and admirals as the grand and glorious traditions of the US military were flushed down the toilet by the President?
Critics will say, what can the military’s senior leaders do? The military is subordinate to civilian leadership. Yes, that is true. Yet, not one single senior military leader has resigned in protest over Obama’s policies, or for that matter, not one single active duty senior military leader has voiced an opinion against Obama’s horrible national security decisions and destructive social engineering.
We don’t live in Idi Amin’s Uganda or North Korea under Kim Jong Nutjob. For God’s sake, even in Nazi Germany, the German General Staff argued with Hitler about strategy.
Obviously, America’s senior military leaders are lacking in intestinal fortitude and are more worried about their pensions than about the nation they took an oath to serve.
America’s senior military leaders have no more value than dime store dummies in uniforms.
Last night Mr. Trump correctly stated that he would fire many of the military’s senior leaders. In fact, Mr. Trump, if elected, must completely clean house in the US military. The top generals and admirals in the US armed forces have stood by and done nothing for over seven years as the military’s readiness, combat power, fighting spirit and morale have been thrown in a wood chipper by the President and his willing executioners in the Pentagon.