I don’t always agree with LCol Peters, but this is spot on:
“…retired United States Army Lieutenant Colonel Ralph Peters described himself as “furious” at the L.A. Times and the civilian military leadership for their handling of the nascent scandal. Peters told Megyn Kelly this controversy was an example of the “moral cowardice of military leaders who never stick up for our troops but protect their own careers….”
“…terrible scandal here,” but that scandal has “nothing to do with our troops in combat.”“No terrorists were harmed in the taking of those snap shots,” said Peters. “The real scandal is that the L.A. Times, desperate to survive, creates a scandal, publishes those pictures over the Pentagon’s objections. The real scandal is that the establishment media leaps on another chance to trash our troops. The worst of the scandal is that our leaders, in and out of uniform, rush to condemn our troops – no explanation, no context.”
“I suggest the White House spokesman Jay Carney join the military and see what it’s like himself before he condemns our troops,” Peters continued. “I’m especially appalled that those in uniform, General [John R.] Allen, our commander in Afghanistan, just jumped to trash our troops.”
You can watch the entire video at the link.
This is one reason the Army is losing so many good NCOs and COs.
There have always been Generals who place their career above the Troops on the ground but this crop of leaders is beyond the Political Correctness pale.
Between the media and the Generals, the Troops just may lose the war…at home.