Promotion freeze is part of nefarious plan
The Gazette’s Sept. 9 reprint of the commentary, (“Promotion freeze compromises military readiness,”) on Sen. Tuberville’s block on military promotion confirmations describes its effect on U.S. military preparedness. I fear that it may pose an even greater threat to national security.
Hypothesis: This hold, under guise of opposition to the military’s practices on abortion availability, is part of a plan to keep those high-ranking slots open until after the ‘24 election at which point, if re-elected, Mr. Trump will have input (how much input I’ll admit I’m unsure) into who gets them.
Remember what Sen. McConnell did to keep open the Supreme Court vacancy in the last year of Obama’s term?
Late in his term, Mr. Trump expressed his wish that he had “generals like Hitler had,” because “they did what Hitler wanted.” The military command structure impeded his 2020 coup attempt.
Staffed by Trump loyalists, it might facilitate one in ‘28.
I’ve expressed this concern to Sen. Schumer’s office and urged an end to this “courtesy” hold extended to a senator on this issue.
Perhaps my concern is unfounded. I feel like the robot on Lost In Space, waving his arms and shouting “Danger! Danger!” The robot was often right. I hope I am not.
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