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Lies in State

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

(Cartoonist - Stuart Carlson)

In other news, Britain just set a new record for daily coronavirus infections higher than the peak of the first wave earlier this year. So, yeah, looks like those new restrictions announced by Boris Johnson probably aren't going to be enough. And the Brexit is coming.

Meanwhile, the Trump regime is bring back their "public charge" or wealth test for immigrants. Anyone who might qualify for public benefits could be denied a green card even if they don't use any benefits.

Finally, a group of over 200 retired generals and admirals have endorsed Joe Biden. Some of them served under Trump.

Some of the officers who signed the letter supporting Biden had retired only in the past few years, including Air Force Gen. Paul Selva, who served as vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff under Trump before he retired in August 2019; Vice Adm. Gardner Howe, a Navy SEAL leader who also retired last year; and retired Adm. Paul Zukunft, who oversaw the Coast Guard until 2018.

The list of signatories featured 22 retired four-star military officers, among them Navy Adm. Samuel Locklear, who oversaw all U.S. forces in the Pacific from 2012 to 2015, and Adm. Harry Ulrich, who commanded U.S. naval forces in Europe during President George W. Bush's administration.

The retired top brass signed the letter backing Biden along with nearly 300 other former national security officials and diplomats. William Webster, the former director of the CIA and the FBI, was among the signatories, along with five former defense secretaries: William Perry, William Cohen, Chuck Hagel, Leon Panetta and Ash Carter.

This is comforting because it suggests the military would not support Trump in a coup which is unfortunately something we have to consider since he keeps talking about doing it.

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  • katanahamon

    On the other hand, do we really think the military endorsing political candidates is a smart thing?