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TROOPS WORRY: “What if a Democrat wins?” Mullen warns military: stay out of politics….

 TROOPS WORRY: “What if a Democrat wins?” Mullen warns military: stay out of politics (REPOST)
International Herald Tribune ^ | May 25, 2008 | Thom Shanker

Posted on Monday, May 26, 2008 23:54:37 by Lancey Howard

WASHINGTON: The highest-ranking U.S. military officer has written an unusual open letter to all those in uniform, warning them to stay out of politics as the United States approaches a presidential election in which the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan will be a central, and certainly divisive, issue.

 

“The U.S. military must remain apolitical at all times,” wrote Admiral Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. “It is and must always be a neutral instrument of the state, no matter which party holds sway.”

 

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Mullen said he was inspired to write the essay after receiving a constant stream of legitimate, if troubling, questions while visiting U.S. military personnel around the world, including, “What if a Democrat wins?” and, “What will that do to the mission in Iraq?”

(Excerpt) Read more at iht.com

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