Thursday, May 29, 2008

CNN’s Kyra Phillips Connected the Dots

Remember Admiral Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, open letter to all in uniform to refrain from getting involved in politics? After all, it only makes sense so close to a presidential election, that “Keeping our politics private is a good first step. The only things we should be wearing on our sleeves are our military insignia. It is and must always be a neutral instrument of the state, no matter which party holds sway."

My earlier post on this military “open letter” suggested perhaps the administration didn’t want the troops vote to count like they did in previous elections because of the popular sentiment of American troops in Iraq. Mullen got the clue when he visited with U.S. military personnel around the world, and got a series of right wing questions from those who sensed a change of mood in the military: “What if a Democrat wins?” and, “What will that do to the mission in Iraq?”

CNN’s Kyra Phillips spoke to Iraqi soldiers and got an enthusiastic thumbs up for the prospects of a Democratic president.

“Within that whole group, not one wanted a republican in the US presidential
seat. They were all for a democrat. They were all for that type of change
because they said they were living a republican war.”

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