18 October, 2021

Good Question

Tom Cotton To General Milley: ‘Why Haven’t You Resigned?’ | The Daily Wire

Cotton later blasted Milley, saying, “General Milley, I can only conclude that your advice about staying in Afghanistan was rejected. I’m shocked to learn that your advice wasn’t sought until August 25 on staying past the August 31 deadline. I understand that you’re the principal military adviser, that you advise but you don’t decide, the president decides, but if all this is true, General Milley, why haven’t you resigned?”

All of us would like to know that.

The General’s answer?

Milley answered, “Senator, as a senior military officer, resigning is a really serious thing. It’s a political act if I’m resigning in protest. My job is to provide advice. My statutory responsibility is to provide legal advice or best military advice to the president. And that’s what the law is. The president doesn’t have to agree with that advice; he doesn’t have to make those decisions just because we’re generals. And it would be an incredible act of political defiance for a commissioned officer to just resign because my advice was not taken.

It would be an act of political defiance, but hardly an “incredible” one. In fact, this has happened on more than one occasion. An honorable man would have resigned if put in the position he claims he was in.

But we already know that Milley is without honor.

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