The Chairman of the US Military Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley was ex-President Trump chief uniformed military advisor….
He was THERE….
In his final speech before leaving his office and the military Milley explained to those in the audiance what he felt the United States Military stand for….
It isn’t a “wannabe dictator.”……
It is…He says to the ‘Constitrution and America’….
Not to just one man like in other countries…..
The General has done a Damn Good tour of duty thru political combat he did not sign up for….
In an impassioned and at times furious speech, departing Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Mark Milley defiantly proclaimed that the US military does not swear an oath to a “wannabe dictator.”
It was a bitter and pointed swipe that appeared unmistakably targeted at former President Donald Trump, who has in recent days accused Milley of “treason” and suggested that he should be put to death for his conduct surrounding Trump’s bid in 2021 to remain in office despite losing the presidential election.
“We are unique among the world’s militaries,” Milley said. “We don’t take an oath to a country, we don’t take an oath to a tribe, we don’t take an oath to a religion. We don’t take an oath to a king, or a queen, or a tyrant or a dictator.”
“And we don’t take an oath to a wannabe dictator,” he spat. “We take an oath to the Constitution and we take an oath to the idea that is America – and we’re willing to die to protect it.”
It’s a line Milley has delivered before, including last year at the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps commissioning at Princeton, his alma mater. But he chose to use it Friday standing alongside the president, during a national address – his last as the president’s top military advisor and the nation’s top general.
Although he was appointed by Trump in 2018, Milley has in many ways been shadow-boxing with the former president since the summer of 2020, when Milley appeared briefly alongside Trump as he walked to a church outside of Lafayette Square for a photo op during the George Floyd protests. Milley, who was in uniform, later apologized publicly for “creat[ing] a perception of the military involved in domestic politics.” The apology outraged Trump…..
Milley on his and his family’s safety upon retirement….
Retiring Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley said he’ll take “appropriate measures” for his and his family’s safety after former President Donald Trump attacked him and suggested he was a traitor who deserved the death penalty.
In a Truth Social post last week, Trump accused Milley — one of his top military officers — of going behind his back on China at the end of his administration. Milley will leave his job at the end of the month….
image….Millewy shakes hand with President Biden while Defense Sec Austin and incoming Joint Chief Gen. Brown…Reuters