Obama states US "troops for fighting on my behalf"Submitted by SemperFi on Wed, 05/09/2012 - 22:29
Mr. Obama’s statement today is a marvel:
“I have to tell you that over the course of several years as I talked to friends and family and neighbors, when I think about members of my own staff who are in incredibly committed monogamous relationships, same-sex relationships, who are raising kids together; when I think about those soldiers or airmen or marines or sailors who are out there fighting on my behalf and yet feel constrained, even now that ‘don't ask, don't tell’ is gone, because they are not able to commit themselves in a marriage, at a certain point I've just concluded that for me personally it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that I think same sex couples should be able to get married.”
*Ahem, **cough** **cough**. Probably just an innocent slip of the tongue, and yeah, he's the CIC. Still.....
....if you will forgive the Nazi reference, Hitler's final acquisition of power in the 1930's was to require the German Wehrmacht forgo their oath to defend Germany and swear allegiance to him and him alone.
Others examples come to mind---Caesar crossing the Rubicon with his army, multiple military coups in South America, etc. But you get the idea.