"Enthusiasm for Trump among American servicemen, both active-duty and veteran, seems to be one of the more genuine things about this surreal phase of American politics."
"In polls, support for the president among veterans far outpaces that among Americans at large. Whenever Trump visits the troops, military leaders struggle to rein in the display of unauthorized MAGA paraphernalia. One former US Central Command planner described the support for Trump among much of the military as ‘downright cult-like’".
This makes me feel like things are going right. There should be enthusiasm for the civilian commander in chief, right?
The author of this is named Gil Barndollar. Gotta be a made up name.
I want a made up name too. How about C.W. "Rusty" Ironhead? Or C.W. "Lack Of" Horsecents? Gotta get that catchy nickname in there.
Listen to what this Barndollar says next.
"Matters have sprinted downhill since Trump took office. It would take a full volume of this journal to catalog his offenses against American civil-military norms; a few recent examples must suffice. In November alone, the president ordered the pardon of two servicemen convicted of, or awaiting trial for, crimes committed in combat. He intervened when the Navy attempted to take special-operations status from another convicted criminal, SEAL Eddie Gallagher, and lost his secretary of the Navy, Richard V. Spencer, in the process."
If Gil doesn't get why all that would be popular, he shouldn't be writing articles about military moral.