Isn't Ralph Peters the wing-nut-in-residence at Faux News that was doing all the speculating about Bam's love affair and gay sexing with Hugo Chavez ?
I don't know if the military brass would go to such lengths to protect Obama from embarrassment, but Obama would certainly go to any lengths in ordering that nothing is allowed to embarrass him. We know that because he's made a career out of it.A carefully modulated whitewash: [Watch] Col Ralph Peters - Deserter Bergdahl Desk Job a Dangerous Whitewash, Obama Saving Face |
The military brass aren't going to allow an outcome which further embarrasses the president.
With that thought in mind, it wouldn't be surprising if the military brass, knowing they have to put up with Obama only another 18 months or so, begin trying to right a lot of current wrongs. Our nation's professional military class is permanent and takes the long view, while the occupant of the White House is transitory, and in the current case, a whimsical social engineer clueless about military tradition.Hard to believe it took this long
According to General Dahl, Bergdahl wanted to call attention to what he considered poor leadership of his unit, and believed that that by leaving his post and running the 14 miles to a nearby base he could cause a stir and gain access to a high-ranking officer to complain.