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    Should the Army's top officer General Casey step down?

    “Our diversity, not only in our Army, but in our country, is a strength. And as horrific as this tragedy was, if our diversity becomes a casualty, I think that’s worse." General Casey.

    This guy is a disgrace to the uniform.

    He has fallen into the touchy feely world of politics and is soft. This wasn't a "tragedy." Losing military servicemen in a helicopter accident is a tragedy. This was a slaughter of 13 American soldiers and the wounding of 30 others by a radical Muslim extremist shouting "Allah Akbar" before he began the rampage.

    For his failure to protect our troops from Nidal Malik Hasan, for putting the lives of our fine service men and women on an equal footing with the nebulous concept of diversity, and for calling the event at Fort Hood last week a tragedy instead of what it was – a terrorist attack - General Casey needs to apologize to the families of those murdered at Fort Hood last week for minimizing their loss. He then needs to resign and step down immediately. He is a disgrace to the uniform he wears. His political correctness is putting our soldiers in harm’s way right here at home. We are at war with radical Islam in Afghanistan and Iraq. And, since 9/11 there have been numerous terrorist plots here in the U.S. foiled by law enforcement and not one recorded incident of backlash against Muslims.

    “Our diversity, not only in our Army, but in our country, is a strength. And as horrific as this tragedy was, if our diversity becomes a casualty, I think that’s worse." General Casey.
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    Re: Should the Army's top officer General Casey step down?

    Calling for the removal of a soldier disagreeing with your politics? Good to see that you put partisan smears over your so called "support for the troops". I guess its easy to see what you truly care about.

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    Re: Should the Army's top officer General Casey step down?

    If he is the one who had the ability to remove Nidal Malik Hasan and knew about his attempts to contact terrorist then yes he should resign. Simply spewing some pc rhetoric is not reason alone to for someone to resign, unless it influenced his decision to not remove a potentially dangerous individual out of the military.
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    Re: Should the Army's top officer General Casey step down?

    I have to walk a very fine line here.

    I will say that I was surprised that Casey was promoted to C.o.S after he was essentially relieved in Iraq, after being a non-factor for months.

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    Re: Should the Army's top officer General Casey step down?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    If he is the one who had the ability to remove Nidal Malik Hasan and knew about his attempts to contact terrorist then yes he should resign. Simply spewing some pc rhetoric is not reason alone to for someone to resign, unless it influenced his decision to not remove a potentially dangerous individual out of the military.
    Beyond a certain rank, the job of an officer in the military is as much political as it is anything else. As distasteful as it might be, making the right noises over here is essential to his ability to get the job done over there.

    I am with jamesrage on this. If he knew about Mr. Hasan's instability and terror ties and did nothing, he should be removed. If he's merely making the right noises after a politically sensitive attack, he's doing his job the way he knows it must be done.

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    Re: Should the Army's top officer General Casey step down?

    The man should step down. His priorities are demonstrably neurotic.

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    Re: Should the Army's top officer General Casey step down?

    Am I missing something here? I see nothing wrong with his statement. I agree with it myself. I don't see how he is lowering the importance of those killed that day.

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    Re: Should the Army's top officer General Casey step down?

    Quote Originally Posted by ScottD View Post
    Am I missing something here? I see nothing wrong with his statement. I agree with it myself. I don't see how he is lowering the importance of those killed that day.
    And as horrific as this tragedy was, if our diversity becomes a casualty, I think that’s worse
    I'm insulted by this. First, it wasn't a tragedy. It was a massacre.

    14 people killed in a helicopter crash in a training accident is a tragedy.

    Second, I'll sacrifice diversity for truth. But I guess I'm not PC.
    Last edited by kansaswhig; 11-13-09 at 11:40 PM.

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    Re: Should the Army's top officer General Casey step down?

    Quote Originally Posted by kansaswhig View Post
    I'm insulted by this. First, it wasn't a tragedy. It was a massacre.

    14 people killed in a helicopter crash in a training accident is a tragedy.
    Tragedy: a lamentable, dreadful, or fatal event or affair.

    Fits the definition just fine. A massacre is a tragedy.

    Second, I'll sacrifice diversity for truth. But I guess I'm not PC.
    And what is the truth? Are all Muslims in the military really out to get us?
    Last edited by ScottD; 11-13-09 at 11:51 PM.

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    Re: Should the Army's top officer General Casey step down?

    Quote Originally Posted by ScottD View Post
    Tragedy: a lamentable, dreadful, or fatal event or affair.

    Fits the definition just fine. A massacre is a tragedy.


    Agreed. Using this incident for political attacks sickens me.

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