Paul Eaton on crack

| January 4, 2013 | 12 Comments

Kerry Hagel

Chief Tango sent us a link to this article. Yeah, retired General Paul Eaton wrote that. Eaton has also appeared in VoteVets campaign ads, he’s a frequent guest on Bill Maher’s show, wherever that plays these days, he was an adviser to Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, then he campaigned for Barack Obama, and now, SURPRISE!, he thinks that Kerry and Hagel are a fricken Dream Team.

Kerry and Hagel share qualities and experiences sure to resonate with those who execute U.S. national security and foreign policy – on the battlefield and in the increasingly dangerous world of diplomacy.

Both men demonstrated great bravery in war and moral courage throughout their lives. Hagel, as an infantry sergeant and squad leader in Vietnam, was twice wounded, saved by his squad mate brother and then returned the favor. Kerry, not far away, operated riverine craft in an equally dangerous environment and sustained several wounds.

After such experiences, they understand the implications of deciding to use military force like few others in our civilian leadership. They know at a gut level that the decision to put our soldiers in harm’s way can traumatize those who have answered the call of duty, and affect their families, like few of life’s endeavors.

I guess, he wants to forget that Hagel called the surge in Iraq the “most dangerous blunder since Vietnam”. Who can forget how Kerry supports the troops by testifying in front of a Senate Committee in 1971 (while Eaton’s father was MIA in Vietnam and Eaton, himself, was at West Point, by the way) that they were war criminals and don’t forget Kerry’s “botched joke”; “You know, education, if you make the most of it, you study hard, you do your homework and you make an effort to be smart, you can do well. If you don’t, you get stuck in Iraq.

Yeah, the troops were real appreciative of that joke;

Halp us Jon Cary

Eaton continues;

Kerry, having voted to approve the use of force in Iraq with, among others, Senator Hillary Clinton, declared his intent to ensure all foreign policy tools remained on the table.

Both men later voted against the surge in Iraq in the face of substantial push-back from their colleagues.

So they waffle and bend with the political winds. That’s what the troops really appreciate, someone who will send them to war and then go wobbly when the political heat is turned up. Remember that Kerry as a citizen tried to undermine the war effort in Vietnam and peace negotiations by traveling to Paris and made offers to the North Vietnamese delegation that he couldn’t deliver on.

So yeah, that’s a real dream team you have there, General. Maybe he thinks getting Kim Il-sung for Energy Secretary would be a real coup for us. Or Joe Biden would make a good Education Secretary.

Category: Barack Obama/Joe Biden, Liberals suck

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  1. Just Plain Jason says:

    I am on my kindle fire or I would put up a link to Ranger Up’s nobody likes John Kerry t-shirt.

  2. 2-17 Air Cav says:

    “Or Joe Biden would make a good Education Secretary.” Perfect.

  3. Dave Thul says:

    I long ago decided that if John Kerry becomes SecDef, I will have to retire from the Guard immediately, so I don’t violate UCMJ by reminding everyone what a traitor he is.

  4. COB6 says:

    Elections have consequences and if we thought picking Joe “I’m a bigger dumbass than you” Biden was an anomoly, we were wrong.

  5. palolojo says:

    The reason Obama wants Hagel is he plans to gut the military and Hagel will go along with it and then Obama can blame it on a Republican.

  6. 2-17 Air Cav says:

    @3. Its’ okay. You can remain in the Guard. Unless things have changed, the Suckretary of State is not in the military chain of command.

  7. Well, increasingly, the fact that some people in the military were promoted beyond E-2 just goes to show that not all flag officers have their dicks screwed in straight.

    Or something.

  8. Just an Old Dog says:

    Pfft Kerry’s Purple Hearts. From the people that saw his “wounds” Iv’e gotten hurt worse opening beer cans.

  9. MAJMike says:

    Hory clap!! Are we living in the middle of a Saturday Night Live! skit? Looks like the Lib-Cong Dream Team!!

  10. TheDot says:

    Eaton, you just went full retard. You never go full retard.
    (“Tropic Thunder,” which I believe was a documentary of Kerry’s time in Vietnam…)

  11. Dave Thul says:

    #6 You are right that the SecDef isn’t in the chain, but then again neither is my US congressman, and I’ve taken heat for just being critical of him.

  12. 2-17 Air Cav says:

    @11. No, I was talking about the Secretary of State (or Suckretary). The Secretary of Defense is in the mil chain, so far as I know. In any event, the juice isn’t worth the squeeze in speaking ill about any pols or appointees while you’re still serving. We’ll cover that until you’re free and clear!

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