Military has little faith in Obama

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    2008 Military Times poll: Wary about Obama

    Troops cite inexperience, Iraq timetable
    By Brendan McGarry - Staff writer
    Posted : Friday Jan 2, 2009 10:09:24 EST

    When asked how they feel about President-elect Barack Obama as commander in chief, six out of 10 active-duty service members say they are uncertain or pessimistic, according to a Military Times survey.

    In follow-up interviews, respondents expressed concerns about Obama’s lack of military service and experience leading men and women in uniform.

    “Being that the Marine Corps can be sent anywhere in the world with the snap of his fingers, nobody has confidence in this guy as commander in chief,” said one lance corporal who asked not to be identified.

    2008 Military Times poll: Wary about Obama - Army News, opinions, editorials, news from Iraq, photos, reports - Army Times
     
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    What do you suggest this means?


    Do you suggest they will not follow orders?
     
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    I don't suggest it means anything. And no, they will follow order. They're US military, not Cuban military.

    I just find it interesting that those who are in Iraq and Afghanistan are concerned.
     
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    They should be booted out. What a disgrace.
     
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    What the hell are you talking about now? You're making less sense than usual.
     
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    That has to be something approaching the purest of ironies. "Lack of military experience and leading men and women in uniform". Right.

    I think there's some confusion there though. The military is a political tool, but it's a political tool which is best left in the hands of professional military people. The best relationship politicians can have with the military is to use them, not run them, leave that to the professionals. There's no need for a politician who can issue instructions to the military to have military experience, he or she just needs to be a good listener and thinker.
     
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    The same findings, written another way, might say:

    Military more positive than negative about Obama

    Despite claims by the McCain campaign during the election that Barack Obama's lack of military experience would prove unpopular among troops, a recent Military Times poll of servicemen and women shows only a quarter are pessimistic about their new C in C, with 33% actually optimistic.
     
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    I think the poll shows pretty definitively that the military has made some deductions about Obama based upon his comments. I think they think it's a mistake to pull out on a timetable, essentially, and that makes them doubt his ability to make military decisions because it's OBVIOUSLY SUCH A FUCKING BAD IDEA.
     
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    Nice lefty spin, but you can't really spin those numbers.
     
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