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John A. Quayle blueoval57 at VERIZON.NET
Tue Feb 3 01:35:12 MST 2009





<http://jumpinginpools.blogspot.com/2009/01/military-to-pledge-oath-to-obama-not.html>Military 
to Pledge Oath To Obama, Not Constitution

Conservative News and Reporting
"News for the Rest of Us"
Michele Chang

Secretary of Defense Robert Gates is extremely frustrated with orders that 
the White House is contemplating. According to sources at the Pentagon, 
including all branches of the armed forces, the Obama Administration may 
break with a centuries-old tradition.

A spokesman for General James Cartwright, the Vice Chairman of the Joint 
Chiefs of Staff, states that the Obama Administration wants to have 
soldiers and officers pledge a loyalty oath directly to the office of the 
President, and no longer to the Constitution.

"The oath to the Constitution is as old as the document itself." the 
spokesman said, "At no time in American history, not even in the Civil War, 
did the oath change or the subject of the oath differ. It has always been 
to the Constitution."

The back-and-forth between the White House and the Defense Department was 
expected as President George W. Bush left office. President Obama has 
already signed orders to close Guantanamo and to pull combat troops from 
Iraq. But, this, say many at the Defense Department, goes to far.

"Technically, we can't talk about it before it becomes official policy." 
the spokesman continued. "However, the Defense Department, including the 
Secretary, will not take this laying down. Expect a fight from the 
bureaucracy and the brass."

Sources at the White House had a different point of view. In a circular 
distributed by White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs, the rationale for 
the change was made more clear.

"The President feels that the military has been too indoctrinated by the 
old harbingers of hate: nationalism, racism, and classism. By removing an 
oath to the American society, the soldiers are less likely to commit 
atrocities like those at Abu Ghraib."

"We expect a lot of flak over this," ! the clas sified memo continues. "But 
those that would be most against it are those looking either for attention 
or control."

The time frame for the changes are unknown. However, it is more likely that 
the changes will be made around the July 4th holiday, in order to dampen 
any potential backlash. The difference in the oath will actually only be 
slight. The main differences will be the new phrasing. It is expected that 
the oath to the Constitution will be entirely phased out within two years.

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