This op-ed is getting washed over by news but the admiral connected to taking down bin Laden is calling Trump a threat to the Republic. via
Admiral McRaven, former commander of the U.S. Special Operations Command: "Our Republic Is Under Attack From the President. If President Trump doesn't demonstrate the leadership that America needs, then it is time for a new person in the Oval Office."
In Opinion Retired Admiral William H. McRaven writes, "If our promises are meaningless, how will our allies ever trust us? If we can’t have faith in our nation’s principles, why would the men and women of this nation join the military?"
Gen. McRaven: “one retired four-star general, grabbed my arm, shook me & shouted, “I don’t like the Democrats, but Trump is destroying the Republic!” “Easy to destroy an organization if you have no appreciation for what makes that organization great.”
Holy hell, this is a barnburner from McRaven. Our Republic Is Under Attack From the President
A very powerful statement from Admiral William McRaven. (I was privileged to serve with him on the Defense Innovation Board, and I never heard him utter a partisan word, not even in private.)
Let this sink in: In a / piece, Admiral McRaven, the former commander of the US Special Operations Command, states “Our Republic is under attack from the President.”
Scathing oped from former Special Ops Commander Admiral Bill McRaven: “Our Republic Is Under Attack From the President“
Admiral William McRaven: Our Republic Is Under Attack From the President
"We are not the most powerful nation in the world because of our aircraft carriers, our economy, or our seat at the United Nations Security Council. We are the most powerful nation in the world because we try to be the good guys." -- Retired Adm. McRaven
When leaders like Admiral McRaven speak, we should listen. Donald Trump is a threat to our national security — his erratic, impulsive decisions make us all less safe. We cannot give him eight years in the White House.
Our Republic Is Under Attack From the President . ( ADM MCRAVEN A MAGNIFICENT COMBAT NAVY SEAL AND PATRIOT.)
From former commander of US Special Forces. Not a partisan or ideological bone in him. So many members of House & Senate agree with McCraven. They too must speak out before the harm is irreparable. Our Republic Is Under Attack From the President
General Mattis still isn’t speaking out. By Admiral McRaven is. Powerful, important and overdue stuff here. It’s time for the real patriots to stand up. McRaven would make a strong SecDef. Or VP candidate.
Admiral McRaven, "As I stood on the parade field at Fort Bragg, one retired four-star general, grabbed my arm, shook me and shouted, 'I don’t like the Democrats, but Trump is destroying the Republic!'"
famed Admiral Bill McRaven writes that in conversations with members of the military there's "humiliation, anger and fear that echoed across the sidelines. The America that they believed in was under attack, not from without, but from within.
“As I stood on the parade field at Fort Bragg, one retired four-star general, grabbed my arm, shook me and shouted, ‘I don’t like the Democrats, but Trump is destroying the Republic!’” - Admiral William McRaven
Admiral McRaven: As I stood on the parade field at Fort Bragg, one retired four-star general, grabbed my arm, shook me and shouted, “I don’t like the Democrats, but Trump is destroying the Republic!”
This is a must read, from Admiral McRaven, former commander of U.S. Special Forces. Please read and RT to everyone you can. "Our Republic Is Under Attack From the President"
"We are not the most powerful nation in the world because of our aircraft carriers, our economy, or our seat at the United Nations Security Council. We are the most powerful nation in the world because we try to be the good guys."
There are few more respected military leaders from recent history and Admiral McRaven can speak truth to power with authority. Read and share these powerful words from him.
Whoa. Admiral McRaven is a former commander of the United States Special Operations Command. Our Republic Is Under Attack From the President – William H. McRaven
Admiral McRaven's op-ed is the single best thing one could ever hope to read about the situation America finds itself in
This has the sound of a dam breaking.
This president is systematically destroying American alliances and American values, robbing our troops of their honor, and weakening our democracy at its core. One way or another, he must be removed from office. “The fate of our Republic depends upon it.”
Retired four-star Admiral William McRaven, who oversaw the raid that killed Osama bin Laden: "Our Republic is under attack from the President."
Senior military officials publicly calling for Trump to be prematurely ousted from office just reinforces the perception that his main opposition is the national security apparatus
“If our promises are meaningless, how will our allies ever trust us? If we can’t have faith in our nation’s principles, why would the men and women of this nation join the military?...If we are not the champions of the good and right, who will follow us?”
Retired Admiral Mcraven: “Our country is under attack from the president... it’s time for a new person in office.” “If we don’t keep our promises, how will our allies trust us? If we don’t lead, where will the world end up?”
“As I stood on the parade field at Fort Bragg, one retired four-star general, grabbed my arm, shook me and shouted, ‘I don’t like the Democrats, but Trump is destroying the Republic!’”—Admiral McRaven
From a man of impeccable character, patriotism, capability, and professionalism. via
And the admirals ...
McRaven: "They have seen our leaders stand beside despots and strongmen, preferring their government narrative to our own. They have seen us abandon our allies and have heard the shouts of betrayal from the battlefield."
In case of paywall. . . Our Republic Is Under Attack From the President By William H. McRaven
ADM (Ret) McRaven doesn't mince words.I'm going to set aside my feelings about civ-mil stuff for a second, and thank him for speaking out. We are at that point.
By Admiral McRaven, a former commander of the United States Special Operations Command: Our Republic Is Under Attack From the President
Our Republic Is Under Attack From the President. by Admiral William H. McRaven, former commander of the United States Special Operations Command, who oversaw the raid that killed Osama bin Laden.
Our Republic Is Under Attack From the President --William H. McRaven
What hath wrought: "If we can’t have faith in our nation’s principles, why would the men and women of this nation join the military? And if they don’t join, who will protect us?" ~ Admiral McRaven
Our Republic Is Under Attack From the President - This piece by Adm. McRaven starts as a classic paean to the bravery and sacrifice of U.S. soldiers, then swings dramatically to a stunning indictment of Trump. Must read.
"If this president doesn’t demonstrate the leadership that America needs, both domestically & abroad, then it is time for a new person in the Oval Office—Republican, Democrat or independent—the sooner, the better. The fate of our Republic depends upon it."
“As I stood on the parade field at Fort Bragg, one retired four-star general, grabbed my arm, shook me and shouted, ‘I don’t like the Democrats, but Trump is destroying the Republic!’”
if you cut through all the patriot mumbo-jumbo, anecdotal evidence here that the military is extremely unhappy with Trump
Overlooking civ-mil ethics of McRaven's op-ed, does he think such humanitarian/universalist principles describes US foreign policy, or is it aspirational?
In case you missed it, this was the op-ed of the week.
"Admiral McRaven is a former commander of the United States Special Operations Command."
Sorry, I don't get the Cult of McRaven. This just seems 16 grafs of sincere bombast that barely even bothers to actually make the case against Trump, "Our Republic Is Under Attack From the President"
Powerful words from apolitical military leader.
Powerful piece by Adm. McRaven.
“We must embrace these values...If this president doesn’t understand their importance, if this president doesn’t demonstrate the leadership that America needs...then it is time for a new person in the Oval Office — the sooner, the better.”
Trump is currently searching high and low for something negative he can tweet about Adm. McRaven. He won’t be able to find anything because Bill is the best among us. The fate of our Republic depends upon removing from office.
Bill is a true American hero and I am proud to call him a friend and stand with him during this time of national disgrace. #Mcraven Opinion | Our Republic Is Under Attack From the President - The New York Times
Worth a read. Question is: When if ever do 20 Senate R's put conscience and duty to nation over their personal political survival?
I have no words to add.
Admiral McRaven, one of America's great military heroes, recounts a retired four-star general telling him: "I don't like the Democrats, but Trump is destroying the Republic." McRaven suggests that 'it's time for a new person in the Oval Office"
McRaven led JSOC into the nastiest jihadist strongholds in Iraq and Afghanistan. Please let Trump question his patriotism and fortitude. Pretty please.
It’s almost as if all these high-ranking members of our military, intelligence, and diplomatic communities were screaming, trying to tell Congress something...Can you hear McRaven now? via ⁦⁦
We must protect our republic from the president.
I have so much admiration for Admiral McRaven - not only for his service to our country, but closer to home, his leadership while chancellor of the UT system. He’s not a partisan. He’s, above all else, a patriot. via
Let the Night of the Generals begin. It’ll all go smoothly. Opinion | Our Republic Is Under Attack From the President - The New York Times
“I don’t like the Democrats. But Trump is destroying the Republic.” — Retired four star US general.
Pretty sure this says it all . Our Republic Is Under Attack From the President
It doesn't get more clear than this. “As I stood on the parade field at Fort Bragg, one retired four-star general, grabbed my arm, shook me and shouted, ‘I don’t like the Democrats, but Trump is destroying the Republic!” - Admiral William McRaven
“If this president doesn’t demonstrate the leadership that America needs, both domestically & abroad, then its time for a new person in the Oval Office— Republican, Democrat or independent — the sooner, the better. The fate of our Republic depends upon it”
McRaven: “If Trump “doesn’t demonstrate the leadership that America needs, both domestically and abroad, then it is time for a new person in the Oval Office — R, D or I — the sooner, the better. The fate of our Republic depends upon it.”
Hypothesis to investigate: being a (former) military officer gives you no extra standing to determine who should or shouldn’t serve as president-esp. after the sorry history of military removal of elected leaders. via
Our Republic Is Under Attack From the President - Former commander of the United States Special Operations Command.
A must-read from Admiral McRaven, former commander of the United States Special Operations Command. Read it from beginning to end, word for word.
Are you *trying* to make me side with Trump? . Check out the quote below.
Strong words from a longtime military leader with broad knowledge and experience. Our Republic Is Under Attack From the President
Our Republic Is Under Attack From the President
Wise words from a wise man.
There are places in the world where the military stages coups when not happy with civilians in power, in the US one writes an op-ed for #NYT #25
I’m not sure it’s possible to lose your leg "above the knee":
'As I stood on the parade field at Fort Bragg, one retired four-star general, grabbed my arm, shook me and shouted, “I don’t like the Democrats, but Trump is destroying the Republic!”'
Retired Navy Admiral William McRaven: At two recent military events "there was an underlying current of frustration, humiliation, anger & fear....The America that [military personnel] believed in was under attack, not from without, but from within."
They “have seen the assaults on our institutions: on the intelligence and law enforcement community, the State Department and the press....They have seen us abandon our allies and have heard the shouts of betrayal from the battlefield
Our Republic Is Under Attack From the President
Opinion | Our Republic Is Under Attack From the President - The New York Times via thanks
Opinion | Our Republic Is Under Attack From the President
Our Republic Is Under Attack From the President