Posts tagged ‘Military’
This is one major pet peeve of mine.
My father is a career naval officer. He served his twenty years before retiring. I was 17 when he retired. I was there for almost all of his time in the service. I remember at his retirement ceremony wondering why my mother, obviously his wife, received a certificate and special mention at his ceremony, yet nothing was said about us – the children. We moved every three years representing our country as well. And we did not even get a choice in the matter, not that I would have chosen anything else. But I would have liked a certificate or something. Something to remember that part of my life. How about just a spiffy piece of paper thanking the children?
The Washington Post has this article today:
Obama tried to sway Iraqis on Bush deal
At the same time the Bush administration was negotiating a still elusive agreement to keep the U.S. military in Iraq, Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama tried to convince Iraqi leaders in private conversations that the president shouldn’t be allowed to enact the deal without congressional approval.
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One of my very favorite political analyst friends points out the following:
Heard of the Logan Act? I found this at www.scoopthat.org:
Obama really did try to play politics with the Iraqi war and our troops. Obama wanted Iraqi officials to stop negotiating with President Bush on the matter of U.S. troop removal until after the elections. Obama does not have the authority to speak for the executive branch of the U.S. government! Hopefully, Obama gets charged for violating the Logan Act, which specifically states no unauthorized U.S. citizen can negotiate on behalf of the executive branch of U.S. government.