Mark Milley

After Benedict Milley Throws Parting Shots on His Way Out, Victor Davis Hanson Obliterates His Legacy

It’s no secret that we don’t like General Mark Milley. His actions that we know of during his time in both the Trump administration and the Biden regime were awful. The things we don’t know about are almost certainly exponentially worse. He is not a patriot. He was never good at anything other than decimating our military by helping to make it more “woke.” His exit is a blessing that was long overdue.

It will take years if not decades for the military to recover from Milley’s actions as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs. As he celebrates his final day before heading off to a lucrative private sector job where he will continue doing the bidding of the Deep State, it’s important to declare his legacy for what it is.

For that, I turn to commentator Victor Davis Hanson

As Gen. Milley leaves office of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, on his last day he goes out ranting about his loyalty to the Constitution and not to a “dictator,”—blasting Trump without mentioning Trump, and thus trumping as it were Trump’s own excesses with those of his own.

So transits the most politicalized and weaponized 4-star CJS since the office was created.

Would that instead Milley had at least explained the 2021 historically disastrous flight from Kabul and defeat in Afghanistan, or the radical implementation of woke agendas into the Pentagon retention and promotion policies, or why he felt the illustrious and renown Professor Kendi, of current Boston University “Center for Antiracist Research” infamy, should be required reading for the U.S. military at time when its recruitment is descending into historical lows and its deterrent reputation is seriously questioned.

So what about Milley’s own “constitutional” legacy?

Is it that an officer who deems his civilian President and Commander in Chief dangerous—as diagnosed by 4-star psychiatrist, state department diplomat, and now theater commander Milley—has a right to commandeer the chain of command, usurp powers that are expressly by law denied to him, and then take it on himself in a time of Chinese-American tensions to freelance, by contacting his communist counterpart to warn him about his own president’s diagnosed volatility, and to reassure the hardened Stalinist that Dr/Gen. Milley will inform him first of any precipitate action from the White House.

Dictatorial much?

Americans might ask the departing Milley, two questions, 1) if Trump is reelected in 2024, will a retired General Milley, as did his retired 4-star colleagues in 2020, violate the Uniform Code of Military Justice and repeat his current charges against a second-term President Trump—matching the previous invective of his colleagues’ accusations of “liar” or “Mussolini”?.

And 2) what would Milley have done had a subordinate like himself, say a 3-star general, decided that Gen. Mark Milley’s Beijing gambit and his arrogation of command powers that were not legally his own, posed a grave threat to the republic?

And thus would such a 3-star call up theater commanders to warn them to resist Milley’s reckless orders and to report to him first, followed by his phone call to the top Chinese PLA general to assure them that if Milley somehow gave an order deemed by the 3-star to be dangerously provocative, then he would not only not obey it but rather first warn the Chinese military of Milley’s unstable state of mind.

Is that the kind of military Milley wishes to leave as his legacy, as he departs barking accusations at the moon?

I’ll answer that last question. Yes. If we’re able to reverse our trajectory as a nation to the point that we actually have a future, then history will look back at Milley as someone who attempted to intentionally destroy the nation he supposedly served. If we are not able to reverse trajectory, then we will cease to be a nation, at which point Milley can finally say, “Mission accomplished.”

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