In a retirement speech that was dripping with snark, General Mark A. Milley, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, made a big show of pledging his allegiance to the Constitution. But let’s be real here, folks, it was pretty obvious that he was taking a swipe at former President Donald Trump.
Smugly declaring, “We don’t take an oath to a tribe. We don’t take an oath to a religion. We don’t take an oath to a king or a queen or to a tyrant or a dictator. And we don’t take an oath to a wannabe dictator,” Milley made it clear where he stands. And let’s just say, it’s not on the side of those who love liberty and believe in America first.
Sure, there were moments of cooperation between Milley and Trump, but let’s not forget the tension. The media and those “anonymous sources” in books love to play up any disagreements between them. But the fact remains that Milley took an oath to the Constitution, not an individual, and he was willing to die for it. Well, isn’t that just noble of him?
Now, let’s talk about these reports from the book “Peril” by Bob Woodward and Robert Costa. According to these questionable sources, Milley was supposedly so worried about Trump’s mental state and potential actions after the 2020 election that he reassured his Chinese counterpart that he would warn them about any pending military actions. Can you believe that? Some are even calling it treason. But I guess, for some people, protecting our country and putting America first is just too much to ask.
All in all, General Mark A. Milley’s retirement speech may have been full of high-minded rhetoric about the Constitution, but his underlying message was clear: he’s no friend of Donald Trump or the conservative causes that Trump championed. It’s just another reminder that even those in uniform can’t always be trusted to put their personal biases aside and do what’s right for our great nation.