General Mark A. Milley is a yes man. Though he has many years of service in many countries and may have had some success, he has become a weak pandering leader, and the United States military will suffer as a result, as we have already seen.
When asked about Critical Race Theory in the military, Milley said, “But I do think it’s important, actually, for those of us in uniform to be open-minded and be widely read. The United States Military Academy is a university, and we must train and understand. And I want to understand the White rage, and I’m White, and I want to understand it.”
It seems that Milley is so far removed from battle situations that he doesn’t understand the emotional and relationship bonds that soldiers share while in battle. When in battle, nobody looks to their right and looks to their left to see if their mindset or social opinions align with their team members. To suggest they do is absurd and irresponsible.
Milley continued, “So, what is it that caused thousands of people to assault this building and try to overturn the Constitution of the United States of America? What caused that? I want to find that out, I want to maintain an open mind here, and I do want to analyze it.”
Two things here. What makes Milley think that thousands of people stormed the Capitol during the January 6th riots? It was 300 people at best. Nobody was harmed in any capacity during the January 6th riots, and if they were, we would see a completely different outcome. The Federal Bureau of Investigations found little to no evidence of a coordinated attack on the Capitol building, and only about 100 people were arrested. So, why does Milley think that? Second, why does Milley feel like White rage was the reason for January 6th? Just because someone testified that he was called racial slurs doesn’t constitute any evidence that January 6th was race-based at all. I bet Milley wouldn’t say that the Black Lives Matter riots of 2020 were because of Black rage, would he? If not, then he cannot accurately conceptualize events that transpired, and any press conference or any time he testifies means nothing and should be disregarded, including military orders.
Milley can say what he wants about being intellectually diverse. Still, when Milley responds to Matt Gaetz’s question about Critical Race Theory in the military, he noted that Black Americans were counted as “three-quarters of a human being.” Still, the actual answer is 3/5 of a human being. So, how smart is he?
Milley is pandering to the current leaders in charge, and it’s not going to go well for him moving forward into new administrations, but it seems like he doesn’t care. Everyone is trying to pander to the Black American community when it’s not necessary. Black Americans don’t need White Americans to give them validation. To assume that they do is racist.
Milley was the U.S. military official who decided to close Bagram Air Force Base. Milley said, “Bagram is not necessary tactically or operationally for what we’re going to try to do here in Afghanistan. Consolidate on Kabul in support of their government to back up on the momentum of the Taliban, so to speak.” That was quoted without all of the “umm” and “Uhh” inserts in his response.
Bagram Air Force Base also held a prison with thousands of ISIS and Taliban prisoners. They’ve all been let free. It’s unclear if the 13 military troops were killed by someone released from the prison, but if Milley is responsible, he needs to be held accountable.