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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Marine General forced out of CENTCOM for questioning Obama's Iran policy

If you're not going to be a yes-man, there's no place for you in Obama's military. That's the lesson to Marine General James Mattis, who is being forced out of CENTCOM (Central Command) for questioning President Hussein Obama's Iran policy.
In particular, it appears his questions surrounding the U.S. response to Iran's nuclear ambitions drew the ire of civilian military and security advisers. 
These civilians were apparently upset by the way Mattis pushed them to "consider second and third-order consequences of military action against Iran." Nor did they appreciate the way he pushed them to think long term and consider what the U.S. will do if Iran develops non-nuclear weapons that can be used to keep U.S. ships out of the Persian Gulf.
Mattis also expressed concern over the consequences of certain aspects of the U.S. approach to Afghanistan and Pakistan. It seems this line of reasoning didn't sit well with National Security Adviser Tom Donilon.
What could go wrong?

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1 Comments:

At 4:29 PM, Blogger HaShaliach said...

Hey, when all that the U.S. armed forces commander in chief knows about the military is gleaned from a few old Hollywood movies, what can we expect? Well, he might still something right - even if it's only by accident.Then again, perhaps not. /sigh/

 

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