US Army General Defends President

Joint Chiefs Chairman General Martin Dempsey expressed the view of many in the military concerning the death of Osama bin Laden. There is no question that President Obama played a leading role in ensuring the operation proceeded,and was ready to accept responsibility if it failed. General Dempsey scoffed at some veterans who organized a program that claims former President George Bush deserves credit for killing the al-Qaeda leader. Scott Taylor, a former SEAL, leads this smear campaign.

General Dempsey points out, “one of the things that makes us as a profession in a democracy–in our form of democracy– that’s most important is that we remain apolitical. If someone wears the uniform, whatever uniform, for partisan politics, I’m disappointed by that. I think it ends the bond we have with the American people.”

Republicans swift boated Navy Cross winner John Kerry, and now they want to give a medal to George Bush, who avoided combat in Vietnam!