The Warrior Who Would Be a Social Worker
During the Kennedy and Johnson Administrations, the Joint Chiefs of Staff was hawkish, going so far as to advocate a first strike against this country’s archenemy, the Soviet Union, according to reliable sources. Today General Martin Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, calls the shots. He makes Neville Chamberlain, Britain’s notorious appeaser, seem like Genghis Khan. He has stated publicly and in testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee that actions of war, involving U.S.military personnel, must have an “international legal basis.” He has furthermore implied disdain for the U.S. Constitution, skirting around the issue of American constitutionality like a nervous bride on her honeymoon. Dempsey is catching flak from his own generals, members of Congress and leaders abroad. His remarks, largely ignored by the media, reveal a sycophant comfortable with Iran and its minions/controllers who threaten the security of the world. Only a psychiatrist could determine if the General’s opinions are motivated by ideology or fear. The perception could be that General Dempsey is more concerned with his personal golden parachute than the very real possibility of enemy chutes opening in the skies over America.