"...do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic..."

"For the good of the Air Force, for the good of the armed services and for the good of our country, I urge you to reject convention and careerism..."
- Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, Maxwell AFB, April 21, 2008

"You will need to challenge conventional wisdom and call things like you see them to subordinates and superiors alike."
- Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, United States Air Force Academy, March 4, 2011

Monday, June 10, 2024

A Poor Assumption


Your assumption that they didn't know (or that if they did know it would change anything) is wrong.  It's along the same line as "they need more training."

No, that's not the problem.  The problem is they don't care and they do not share the values that led to our Constitution.  Just like the great many ordinary American citizens who do not care or who actively want to change that document or ignore it.

Just like your peers who have been trained on the Constitution and unlawful orders and who cheered on the murder of American citizens using military airpower.

It's comforting to think they simply don't know, but the reality is much more unsettling.  And obvious.

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