Scott Beauchamp is a writer and infantry veteran who twice deployed to Iraq. He's currently at work on a book about military virtue as an alternative to marketplace ethics."Military virtue" as an alternative to marketplace ethics? What is military virtue? Unthinking obedience? Armed welfare queenism? And what is marketplace ethics? You mean capitalism? Or free markets? what is it about free markets that warrants an alternative?
On 9-11 the military, as well as all law enforcement and intelligence agencies, failed. Under the Hegemon, failure means more power, which they received. In just over a decade, the hyper-inflated military is talking coup. This is because our generals are political appointees. it is how our system works, so we usually end up with the worst people in command, like General Petreaus, who, like a Clinton, ought to be in prison, but like a Clinton, is not for political connections.
The objection du jour is that Donald Trump, of you listen to his quote, is saying that the Saudi Arabians on the front lines of effecting the 9-11 attack were spirited out of USA back to Saudi Arabia. Their families were well involved and knowledgeable. Trump says simply said he'd kill the families of the perpetrators, people who have benefitted tremendously by the crimes. How is that a change in present policy?
“I like the generals. I like the concept of the generals. We’re thinking about — actually there are two of them that are under consideration,” Trump said Wednesday on Fox News. He then acknowledged that for months he has been “really looking to go more the political route.”