*YOU* Decide....................

JD northgate76 at GMAIL.COM
Thu Feb 5 13:35:23 MST 2009

Yinz had me goin' 'n' 'at, ya jaggoff!  [?]

"NOTE: This article is, in fact, a satire piece. "

On Tue, Feb 3, 2009 at 2:35 AM, John A. Quayle <blueoval57 at verizon.net>wrote:

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