Despite the fierce policy divide inside the White House over Afghanistan, Defense Secretary Robert Gates says the military will fall in line with whatever President Barack Obama decides.
Really? I don’t understand the necessity, thinking, reason for even making a statement like this. This is news?
Of course the troops will do what the President says. He is the Commander-in-Chief. The boss. The guy in charge.
Actually Gate’s statement kinda ticks me off. Who is he trying to reassure? It questions my integrity and that off all the military who took this oath.
“I, do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice. So help me God.”