Tsitizens Tsunami……….. Unite and fight 2010………..4th of July has meaning.
extenuation offiled Notice of Challenge
No written criminal complaint exists. There are no Sheriffs records or Police records. There is no narrative. I find no Grand Jury.
In America, in matters regarding the adversarial environment of a criminal Court, it remains a pesky constitutional command only a quaint American custom that the accuser be made known to the accused.
I have searched for my accuser. I do not find one!
I stand this day silent; an innocent man forced to this place against my will. I make no answer! No one is permitted to answer in my name!
Copy stamp from the Monroe County Clerk’s office
No honor among thieves,,,,,,,,,,, Hey, look on the bright side. You bring your mirror and you will always have plenty of company !June 5, 2010
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Congressmen Jason Altmire and Tim Murphy have previous engagements. Sen. Bob Casey Jr. and Rep. Mike Doyle are out of town on anniversary trips with their wives. Allegheny County Executive Dan Onorato will be campaigning in Philadelphia.
When President Obama and Sen. Arlen Specter land at Pittsburgh International Airport today, Mayor Luke Ravenstahl will receive them by himself.
The rest of the region’s top elected officials declined White House invitations to attend Obama’s speech at Carnegie Mellon University this afternoon, their offices said.
The White House billed Obama’s speech as a follow-up to his economic address at Georgetown University on April 14, 2009, less than two months after he signed the $787 billion stimulus bill. In it, he spoke of laying “a new foundation for growth and prosperity — a foundation that will move us from an era of borrow-and-spend to one where we save and invest.”
Obama’s last trip to Pittsburgh was Sept. 24 and 25, when the city hosted the Group of 20 economic summit. He was in town 10 days before that to deliver the keynote address at the AFL-CIO convention. During both of those trips, elected officials didn’t greet him at the airport — as Ravenstahl will — but met up with him later, snagging a slice of the ever-present media spotlight on the country’s chief executive.
“It’s peculiar, to say the least,” Gerald Shuster, professor of political communication at the University of Pittsburgh, said about elected officials declining such invitations.
Altmire, a McCandless Democrat, will be in Midland, about an hour from Carnegie Mellon’s Oakland campus, to talk about $500,000 he secured for charter schools, spokeswoman Tess Mullen said.
“More than 150 people are coming,” Mullen said. “It’s been advertised for weeks.”
Obama lost Altmire’s district to Arizona Sen. John McCain by 10 percentage points in 2008. Altmire voted against administration priorities such as climate change and health care legislation, citing the wishes of constituents.
Onorato’s Philadelphia event was scheduled “for quite some time” before the White House announced the president’s visit Friday, spokesman Brian Herman said.
Murphy, R-Upper St. Clair, will be heading up a technology expo at a Canonsburg hotel. His office said that, too, had been in the works for a while.
Doyle’s excursion is necessary to secure the support of a narrow but essential constituency, he said.
“I planned this getaway with my wife months ago to celebrate our 35th wedding anniversary,” Doyle said via e-mail from his undisclosed location. “If I’d canceled it, I’m pretty sure we wouldn’t be celebrating our 36th anniversary next year.”
Obama won Pennsylvania in 2008 with 55 percent of the vote. Shortly after, Casey, Doyle and Specter joined him at the White House to watch the Steelers win the Super Bowl.
Obama’s Georgetown speech laid out five “pillars” on which the country’s economy would grow: new Wall Street regulations, federal budget savings, and investments in education, renewable energy and health care. Major changes since the speech include Senate passage of a financial reform bill on May 20; handing out the first round of education grants in the $4.4 billion Race to the Top program, with the second round beginning this month; and passage of a health care law in March.
The unemployment rate was 8.9 percent when Obama gave the Georgetown speech, and 9.9 percent in April, according to the most recent data available from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The country’s Gross Domestic Product shrank at a rate of 4.6 percent in the first quarter of 2009. In the first quarter of 2010, it increased 4.1 percent.
A Susquehanna Polling & Research survey in April found Obama’s job approval in Pennsylvania fell to 42 percent, with 49 percent disapproving.
In the 10-county Southwestern Pennsylvania area, 43 percent approved of his performance, compared to 45 percent who disapproved, said Jim Lee, the polling company’s president. The counties are Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Lawrence, Washington and Westmoreland.
Officials in swing districts such as Altmire’s, with an electorate showing an anti-incumbent mood, are loathe to link themselves to Washington, Lee said.
“I think Altmire fears a Charlie Crist moment,” Lee said, referring to the Florida governor voters chased from the GOP Senate primary this year after his more-conservative opponent used photos of Crist and Obama embracing.
Ravenstahl will greet Obama and Specter as they step off Air Force One at Pittsburgh International, and the three will ride into the city together, said Ravenstahl’s spokeswoman, Joanna Doven.
The mayor plans to make the most of his face time, discussing some of the city’s transportation needs and highlighting economic strides Pittsburgh has made, Doven said.
Obama last visited Carnegie Mellon as a candidate in 2008.
Militar officers feeding on each other with the yellow streak running down there back as they turn away from the “Constitution”June 4, 2010
A Right to Lawful Command
By JB Williams
Members of the United States Military have sworn an oath to uphold and defend the Constitution and protect the American people from all enemies, both foreign and domestic. Soldiers, Airmen, Sailors and Marines have voluntarily accepted the duty to follow all lawful commands and whether Barack Obama & Co. likes it or not, lawful command begins with a lawful Commander-in-Chief. The US Constitution defines what a lawful Commander-in-Chief is, in Article II – Section I – Clause V.
More than 400 civil and criminal suits have been filed in countless courts across the country raising a myriad of challenges to Barack Obama’s legitimacy for the office of president, or Commander-in-Chief.
So far, every court has declined to hear any evidence against Barack Obama. Name one time in history when you could find not one court willing to ask the most obvious questions on a matter as pressing as who the president of the nation really is?
An Unlawful Commander
Under an unlawful commander, every order is an unlawful order. This means that above all other citizens, members of the military have a unique stake in the matter of who is issuing military orders, and as a result, a very real right to get an answer to that question.
It has been well established that no matter who Barack Obama’s real father might be, or where on earth he might have been born, he is NOT a ”natural born citizen” of the United States and he is therefore, ineligible for the office he currently holds.
Most of what Obama has stated we already know to be a lie. He has refused to release any records to document any part of his life, his birth, his education, his travel, his adoption in Indonesia or his association with a laundry list of anti-American evil-doers. Beyond the fact that most of the public propaganda on the man is not true, we know literally nothing about this person.
Members of the US Military are not obligated to take orders from such an individual. Commanding our troops is an honor and a privilege. The honor is reserved for only one individual at a time, and that individual must meet certain specific requirements or the honor is not theirs.
Members of the military not only have a right to question the lawfulness of their orders, they have a responsibility and an obligation to do so. If they act on unlawful orders, they have lost the protection offered by their uniform.
Another Attainder Courts Martial
Army Flight Surgeon Lt. Col. Terrence Lakin will stand before the military’s probable cause hearing commonly referred to as the “Article 32” hearing on June 11th. On June 3rd, Lt. Col. Lakin received word that his defense team will not be allowed to present or pursue any evidence concerning the lawful standing of his Commander-in-Chief.
As reported by Bob Unruh at WorldNet Daily, an Army Investigator named Daniel J. Driscoll issued an opinion stating the following;
“In my view our constitutional jurisprudence allows Congress alone, and not a military judicial body, to put the president’s credentials on trial,” – “It is my opinion the discovery items pertaining to the president’s credentials are not relevant to the proof of any element of the charges and specifications set forth in the charge sheet,” he continued. “Consequently I will not examine the documents or witnesses pertinent to the president or his credentials to hold office.”
“While Driscoll cited “Rule for Courts-Martial 405” which allows “the production of witnesses ‘whose testimony would be relevant…'” he said questions about Obama’s eligibility – [which could certainly bear on the validity of military orders] – will be ignored.” – WND
Driscoll said those who have custody of Obama’s records – several Hawaii and various school officials – also will not be allowed to testify. Driscoll declined to respond to a WND request to comment on his ruling. – WND
It must be noted that without having delivered an official birth certificate, Driscoll himself could not put on a military uniform and could have no opinion in this matter at all. An allegedly forged COLB, such as that presented by FactCheck and Daily KOS on behalf of Barack Obama, would not be accepted by the US Military as an official “birth certificate.”
Further, the UCMJ (Uniform Code of Military Justice) is a punishment system based upon the antiquities of Roman martial law the British later adopted and sophisticated. Revolutionary war leaders–primarily John Adams–adopted the British Articles of War as a matter of urgent necessity. Both the colonial Revolutionaries and the British fought under the same rules for discipline. America’s Articles of War (since renamed the Uniform Code of Military Justice) have never been reconciled with the United States Constitution. Hence the birth of the attainder court-martial (no juries allowed).
In fact, Winthrop cites in quotation on page 49, Volume I of his treatise on Military Law and Precedents;
The UCMJ – “Not belonging to the judicial branch of the Government, it follows that courts-martial must pertain to the executive department; and they are in fact simply instrumentalities of the executive power, provided by Congress for the President as Commander-in-chief, to aid him in properly commanding the army and navy and enforcing discipline therein, and utilized under his orders or those of his authorized military representatives.”
This means that Lakin’s accused is also his accuser, the head of the Executive Branch, the Commander-in-Chief. It also means that Driscoll’s refusal to allow any evidence concerning Obama is both incorrect and highly suspect.
In a June 3rd press release from Margaret Hemenway, Lakin’s press representative issued the following statement;
“Army refuses Lakin’s request to have president Obama testify and refuses to allow any witness or evidence from Hawaii or elsewhere on eligibility question – hearing to proceed on June 11th.” – “LTC Lakin faces lengthy prison term for refusing to deploy to Afghanistan” – Obama Administration unleashes Army lawyers instead of releasing birth certificate…”
In essence, Lt. Col. Lakin is being denied any real defense. Without being able to present evidence supporting his claims that he has been issued unlawful orders, by an unlawful Command, he has no defense. Yet every member of the military is sworn to follow only “lawful orders.” The penalty for following unlawful orders can be extreme. The issue of “lawful orders” is clearly of utmost importance to every American in uniform.
A Failed Grand Jury Effort
At the same time, across the country in Monroe County Tennessee, another decorated career officer awaits his fate, in the hands of a corrupt Grand Jury which has also declined to accept evidence against Barack Obama for more than a year now.
LCDR Walter Fitzpatrick III began his search for truth and justice more than a year ago, when he attempted to enter evidence against Barack Obama’s legitimacy to hold office, into his local Grand Jury in Monroe County Tennessee.
Fitzpatrick was repeatedly blocked from entering that evidence into court by way of the citizens Grand Jury, which Tennessee code allegedly allows to be entered by any citizen presenting evidence or wrong doing by any elected or appointed official. The Grand Jury is supposed to be the checkpoint between the people and their government, wherein any citizen can present evidence against corrupt government officials.
After months of blocks from local law enforcement officers and court officials, Fitzpatrick filed a criminal complaint against local officials for obstruction of justice and was shortly thereafter arrested on April 1, 2010 – while trying to affect a citizen’s arrest upon members of the local system. Tennessee has some of the strongest citizen arrest laws in the country. But when it comes to Obama, no law seems to be in effect, anywhere in the country.
Fitzpatrick was incarcerated for days without food or water, while denied visitors, and stands charged with “committing actual RIOT”” – based upon the four supporters present to video document events on April 1, “resisting arrest” for actually resisting police officers unlawful physical assault, while being frog marched off public property by the local Sheriff’s Department, “interrupting a meeting” by trying to affect a citizen’s arrest upon people in that meeting and “disorderly conduct” by trying to expose corruption and obstruction of justice in his local community.
On May 26, 2010, Fitzpatrick filed a challenge asserting that the Grand Jury he had already named in a criminal complaint was not eligible to hear his case, for obvious reasons. His accusers stand accused.
10th District Senior Public Defender Richard Hughes notified Fitzpatrick by phone at 3:10PM on June 2nd that a “new” Grand Jury had been formed for the purpose of hearing Fitzpatrick’s testimony on the morning of June 3rd.
That turned out to be a false statement, as when Fitzpatrick arrived for his hearing, the same Grand Jury members had been assembled to hear testimony, absent Jury Foreman Gary Pettway, replaced by Foreman Angela Davis. Fitzpatrick was to testify before a jury he had already challenged and the outcome was no surprise.
Further, one witness to the events of April 1 showed up to testify and separately, his father showed up on Fitzpatrick’s behalf. Monroe County Sheriffs’ Deputies questioned both individuals and turned them out of the Courthouse. The son – denied his right to offer first hand testimony supportive of Fitzpatrick.
Today, Fitzpatrick filed new criminal charges in Monroe County Tennessee, not that there is any evidence of justice in the justice system in Monroe Country Tennessee, which might in part explain why Tennessee was recently ranked #1 – as the most corrupt state in the country.
Hundreds of challenges to Obama’s eligibility have been filed in both civil and criminal courts and ALL of them have been dismissed on “lack of standing” before any evidence could be presented. In short, civil and criminal courts have repeatedly stated the following two points;
- Obama’s eligibility is not our responsibility
- No American has “proper standing” to question Obama’s constitutional standing
Now Military Courts are telling soldiers the same thing. It is not their responsibility and no member of the military has the right to ask any questions about their highly secretive Commander-in-Chief.
The Monroe County Grand Jury, allegedly established as the entry point for citizens to present evidence of wrong doing against officials, is essentially telling Fitzpatrick the same thing. It’s not their department and it’s none of his business.
Justice is officially beyond the reach of average citizens and even decorated military officers.
Not a “Natural Born Citizen”
In a series of columns, I delve into the meaning of the words “natural born citizen” – a special requirement for the offices of president and vice president. I also accept Obama’s own statements as fact, for the purpose of argument, even though I believe Obama to be a career liar.
In this series, we find that there is NO WAY for Barack Hussein Obama Jr. to qualify as a “natural born citizen” of the United States, and therefore, he is an unlawful occupant of the White House.
Here’s that series –
The Bottom Line
Based upon all available research and evidence, I am very confident in stating that Barack Hussein Obama is ineligible for the office of Commander-in-Chief. This means that every order given under his command is an “unlawful order.” Every bill signed by Obama or executive order issued by Obama is also unlawful and unconstitutional. It also means that every individual questioning Obama’s authority has a reasonable purpose for doing so.
But it should be clear to every American at this point – that no court in this land is going to uphold and defend the rule of law or the US Constitution when it pertains to Barack Hussein Obama. Members of the military are going to be jailed for questioning the lawfulness of their orders. Any citizen who dares to question Obama’s authority will be treated as a “crackpot” at best, a “potential domestic terrorist” at worst.
The entire justice system has been eliminated as a peaceful option for redress concerning Barack Hussein Obama. No court in this land will allow any American citizen, civilian or soldier, to question the legitimacy and authority of this particular president.
Our justice system has failed. It has failed at the highest level, to uphold the US Constitution and protect the people from all enemies, foreign or domestic.
Far more troubling than the truth about Obama himself, is the truth about our broken legal system. Without a right to peaceful redress in the courts, what remedies remain?
The Governor of Arizona should bus all “Illegal Immigrants” to California’s “Sanctuary City’s” as part of Arizona’s boycott and a show of good will to the sate!June 4, 2010
From the L. A. Times
1. 40% of all workers in L. A. County ( L. A. County has 10.2 million people) are working for cash and not paying taxes.
This is because they are predominantly illegal immigrants working without a green card.
2. 95% of warrants for murder in Los Angeles are for illegal aliens.
3. 75% of people on the most wanted list in Los Angeles are illegal aliens.
4. Over 2/3 of all births in Los Angeles County are to illegal alien Mexicans on Medi-Cal, whose births were paid for by taxpayers.
5. Nearly 35% of all inmates in California detention centers are Mexican nationals here illegally.
6. Over 300,000 illegal aliens in Los Angeles County are living in garages.
7… The FBI reports half of all gang members in Los Angeles are most likely illegal aliens from south of the border.
8 Nearly 60% of all occupants of HUD properties are illegal.
9. 21 radio stations in L. A. are Spanish speaking.
10. In L.. A. County 5.1 million people speak English, 3.9 million speak Spanish.. (There are 10.2 million people in L. A. County .)
(All 10 of the above facts were published in the Los Angeles Times)
Less than 2% of illegal aliens are picking our crops, but 29% are on welfare. Over 70% of the United States ‘ annual population growth (and over 90% of California , Florida , and New York ) results from immigration. 29% of inmates in federal prisons are illegal aliens.
We are fools for letting this continue
Breaking: Lt. Commander Fitzpatrick III to appear before new Monroe County Grand Jury
By JB Williams
Lt. Commander Walter Fitzpatrick III (Retired) is scheduled to appear before the Monroe County Grand Jury in Tennessee this morning, on charges of inciting a riot, interrupting an official meeting and resisting arrest – related to Mr. Fitzpatrick’s attempt to serve citizen’s arrest upon numerous members of the Monroe County justice system. – Mr. Fitzpatrick claims to be innocent of all charges and is representing himself in the case.
On May 26, 2010, Mr. Fitzpatrick filed a challenge with the Monroe County Clerk of Courts, Martha Cook, which in part, read as follows;
At 3:45 PM yesterday, 10th District Senior Public Defender Richard Hughes notified Mr. Fitzpatrick that a new Grand Jury had indeed been formed on the basis of Mr. Fitzpatrick’s challenge.
It is not yet known how the new Grand Jury was formed, or who sits on that jury in a small town where the local officials and news media have gone out of their way to slander Fitzpatrick and bias locals potentially sitting on that jury, against Mr. Fitzpatrick.
An update will be issued after today’s hearing. Commander Fitzpatrick keeps a blog updated for people following this story – http://thejaghunter.wordpress.com/
This entire fiasco began with Mr. Fitzpatrick’s attempt to present evidence and charges of Treason against Barack Hussein Obama to his local Grand Jury. Although this is supposed to be a primary purpose of a citizen Grand Jury, to date, no evidence has been allowed to be presented on the original matter.
Background on this developing story can be found here;
- Is Obama Guilty of Treason? – Jun 10, 2009
- Why Commander Fitzpatrick Is NOT Guilty of Mutiny! – Jun 13, 2009
- Tennessee Grand Jury Joins DOJ in Obstructing Justice – Sep 9, 2009
- How Crazy are those “Birthers?” – Oct 15, 2009
- Obama Treason Charges Advance In Tennessee Grand Jury – Nov 28, 2009
- Monroe County Grand Jury Still Sitting on Treason Case – Dec 16, 2009
- Monroe County Tennessee Still in Treason Spotlight – Jan 2, 2010
- Lt. Commander Walter Fitzpatrick, III Arrested for trying to Expose Government Corruption – Apr 1, 2010
- CONCERNING: Lt. Commander Walter Francis Fitzpatrick, III – Apr 5, 2010
Four score and seven years ago, our fathers brought forth, upon this continent, a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that “all men are created equal”
Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived, and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battlefield of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of it, as a final resting place for those who died here, that the nation might live. This we may, in all propriety do. But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate — we can not consecrate — we can not hallow, this ground — The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have hallowed it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here; while it can never forget what they did here.
It is rather for us, the living, we here be dedicated to the great task remaining before us — that, from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they here, gave the last full measure of devotion — that we here highly resolve these dead shall not have died in vain; that the nation, shall have a new birth of freedom, and that government of the people by the people for the people, shall not perish from the earth.
So we begin,,,,,,,, To all who have served and to the families who have given loan of loved ones. With out your sacrifice this would not be home of the brave and the land of the free. “Semper Fidelis” and have a blessed holiday.
World War I……………..
World War II……………………….Normandy…………. “D” Day
Frozen Chosin…………..and some history of the forgotten war.
Vietnam…………….. welcome home………….. Thank you !
let’s not forget our coastal friends………. all part of the team !
Letters from Iraq………………
On may 28th 2010, we have now had 1,000 members of our armed forces die in Afghanistan. Now, add between both Iraq and Afghanistan our Country’s wounded warriers. They are and represent the highest form of our citizenry and ALL volunteers. What are you willing to do for the gifts they give you ? Have they fought for generations so you can give your country away ? Use these days to honor our men and women. Hold and show this country’s families. We respect them and their sacrifice.
Sunset Parade………… Let us put away the colors for tonight but know while you sleep, you can sleep well. Happy Memorial Day and remember you can sleep because they keep watch.
If I ever go to war Mom, Please don’t be afraid.
There are some things I must do, To keep the promise that I made.
I’m sure there will be some heartache, And I know that you’ll cry tears,
But your son is a Soldier now, Mom, There is nothing you should fear.
If I ever go to war Dad, I know that you’ll be strong.
But you won’t have to worry, Cause you taught me right from wrong.
You kept me firmly on the ground, yet still taught me how to fly.
Your son is a Soldier now Dad, I love you Hooah, Even if I die.
If I ever go to war Bro, There are some things I want to say.
You’ve always had my back, and I know it’s my time to repay.
You’ll always be my daybreak, through all of life’s dark clouds,
Your brother is a Soldier now, Bro, I promise I’ll make you proud.
If I ever go to war Sis, don’t you worry bout me,
I always looked out for you, but I can’t do that anymore,
Cause I’m a big bro to all in America.
I love you so much and you know that, Your brothers a soldier now Sis,
So wipe your eyes, I’ll be fine even if I die.
If I ever go to war my Friends, We’ll never be apart,
Though we may not meet again, I’ll hold you in my heart.
Remember all the times we had, Don’t let your memories cease,
Your friend is a Soldier now, Dear Friend, And I’ll die to bring you peace.
And when I go to heaven, And see that pearly gate,
I’ll gladly decline entrance, Then stand my post and wait.
I’m sorry Sir I can’t come in, I’m sort of in a bind,
You see I’m still a Soldier Sir, So I can’t leave them behind.
By PFC Jonathan W. Guffey – Alpha Company
101st Airborne 2/506th Infantry Air Assault – Iraq 2006
10 July 2006
The Lords Prayer for all in closing
For more on the Memorial Day celebration go here: The JAG Hunter
Hey,, a true “Patriot” and a “World Leader” Can’t find his way, his office is round and keeps walking in circles!May 28, 2010
President’s Memorial Day Plans Irk Some Veterans
By Anne E. Kornblut and Ed O’Keefe
President Obama is skipping the traditional Memorial Day visit to Arlington National Cemetery, a move that has dismayed some veterans — and comes at a sensitive moment in the administration’s relationship with the military.
Instead of speaking at Arlington, as he did last year and as most presidents have done, Obama will appear at the Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery outside Chicago, the White House said. Vice President Biden will take his place at Arlington, the most prestigious military cemetery in the country and home to Section 60, a large burial ground for soldiers killed in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Paul Rieckhoff, the founder and executive director of the group Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, expressed disappointment at the White House move. “Arlington is hallowed ground, and the center of our nation’s attention on Memorial Day,” Rieckhoff said. “Unfortunately, President Obama and his family will not be there with us.”
Critics — mainly conservatives — have argued that attendance is more important with two wars ongoing. “Obama may talk about the government in the first person, but the men and women lying at Arlington know differently,” commentator Eric Erickson wrote on the conservative site Redstate.com. “Of course, Obama really doesn’t like the military, does he.” Fox News blared the headlines: “Trampling on Tradition?” and “Offensive to Soldiers?”
But other veterans say they’re not disturbed by Obama’s decision. “We don’t really see the big deal, so long as he’s taking the time to honor our fallen war heroes throughout Memorial Day weekend,” said Ryan Gallucci, spokesman for AMVETS. ” . . . Arlington is certainly not the only place our fallen heroes are buried, so why not pay your respects to veterans around the country?”
Steve Muro, the Department of Veterans Affairs acting undersecretary responsible for 131 national cemeteries, said Obama’s decision to visit a cemetery named for Lincoln is appropriate, since the 16th president established the country’s first 14 national cemeteries.
“I think the president is trying to show that there is more than one national cemetery,” Muro said.
Obama is not the first president to miss the Arlington ceremony. Ronald Reagan spoke at West Point one year, and went to his California ranch another year. George H.W. Bush, a war veteran, did not go at all. Bill Clinton, who did not serve in Vietnam and had a rocky time with the military, went to Arlington all eight years, and George W. Bush, who also avoided combat service in Vietnam, attended from 2003 onward.
Obama, who opposed the Iraq invasion and has overseen a drawdown there but is adding 30,000 troops in Afghanistan, has had a mixed relationship with the military.
His current support for ending “don’t ask, don’t tell” is not universally supported by the rank and file, but comes with backing from some top brass.
His most senior firing to date was retired Adm. Dennis C. Blair, who was pushed out as director of national intelligence last week, one of a handful of military members who have struggled in the highest ranks.