I know right!? I for one am very grateful that then private citizen (celeb billionaire) Trump asked for time to sit with previous presidents IOT shit on them in private.I can't hardly imply the good General is lacking in courage, but it is a good bit easier, and serves other unrelated purposes, to make a public statement then it is to sit with the president (or whatever highly placed aide you can get to) and speak with him face to face. With this president , a sure way to get automatic push back regardless of the soundness of your points is to go public and make him look bad. Everyone should know that by now. You want to advise and hope to influence Mr Trump, make your argument in private. But if you have other motives, by all means go ahead and sound off.
I am amused by those (some here) who think McChrystal should STFU, but didn’t have any issues with Flynn beclowning himself at the convention.
As was pointed out, these are cases of should vs shall, but maybe try to apply some consistency...
Also, can an apologist try to decipher his Soviet Union/Russia/Afghanistan history lesson from yesterday. The rest of the western world wonders.
Another really good read:Along the lines of this thread, Mr. Bolsonaro's inaugural speech (newly elected Preseident of Brazil) is a good read... a guarantee to private property and the right to self defense was a key theme.
Godspeed to the anti-Communist Brazilians.