I am outraged that the entire Joint Chiefs of Staff have been silent on the fact that this administration decided to use soldiers as political pawns. This administration decided that they would refuse to pay out the death benefit to our fallen soldiers families. It was a decision made entirely out of politics. It is wrong to DEFAULT on our soldiers. We promised we had their back and would take care of their families. Yet, the Admirals and Generals (General's Dempsey, Odierno, Amos, Welsh, and Grass, along with Admirals Winnefeld and Greenert) have been hiding from the public eye. Not one word from any of the military men (I'd call them leaders but there have decided to leave their soldiers behind on the battlefield and that is despicable and not leadership) that should have made a stand. Not one word from GEN Dempsey, does he even care? Not one word from any of these men can only mean they agree with the politics. So while it is treasonous in my opinion these men show they have no honor and no integrity.
All of the Generals and Admirals should have taken a stand and stood up to the administration. Are they just following orders? I mean I hope not because that excuse went through the trapdoor in 1945 during the Nuremburg trials. There is no reason or excuse for these men to ignore the fallen soldiers. How will these Generals and Admirals ever look at another soldier in the eye again? Every soldier should turn their back on these clowns who have done nothing to take care of the fallen. These Generals and Admirals have decided to allow their soldiers to become nothing more than the administrations political pawns. These Generals and Admirals should be ashamed to say they wear the same uniform as the fallen.
One might ask what I would have done. Well I would have immediately told the President to get this fixed. If that didn't work, I would have called a news conference, read my resignation, and walk off the podium. These men are supposed to be principled. GEN Shinseki openly clashed with President Bush and Donald Rumsfeld. Yet the current JCS personnel stood by silently. These clowns should be forced to resign now. I am left to wonder: is the Solider creed nothing but a punchline for some sick joke. Here is one last thought to ponder: How can these clowns ever ask the soldiers to live up to the army values if they themselves do not?