Col.David “Hack” Hackworth said decades ago that the Perfumed Princes of the Pentagon got control of the Army and other U.S. forces during the long Vietnam catastrophe, destroyed morale, lost the war, and kept moving up to the top to be the staff generals and admirals in the Pentagon. The scuttlebutt was always that they managed their way up by being ass-kissers.
I wonder what Hack would say about all the news these days about the Perfumed Princes at the top of the US military?
Not being close to the grunts and field commanders, I feel queasy about saying anything about what looks like military morale is being destroyed by the endless wars the US always loses and from the top down by Perfume Princes forcing the fighting men to have women and transgenders as their buddies in the foxholes and by the openly gay politicos and having BO as their CIC and all the rest.
It’s interesting that Aristophanes’s play “Lysistrata” and other plays and events indicate that women got involved in politics and military matters forcefully and this led to an explosion of “gender issues” in Athens just before the Spartans, who had no gender issues, defeated Athens.
But maybe US fighting men, if you’ll pardon such an ancient word, are a new breed unlike any in our history or the history of the world. Maybe they’re happy with all this gender and sex revolution thing the Perfumed Princes are doing?
On the other hand, I hear the sergeants, the backbone of the Army, are leaving in droves, just like in Korea and later in Vietnam when morale imploded and even some field commanders got “fragged.”
It will be interesting to see. I learned when only about 14 about the Korea implosion of morale from my father who was a Master Sgt. in the medics who resigned in horror. In Vietnam eventually almost everyone wanted out, including John Kerry, now a top Perfumed Prince.
On the other hand, maybe it’s better for the world to have US military morale implode? That might be the only way to stop all these horrifying US invasions? Indeed, the recognition of this morale implosion by the Perfumed Princes is a key reason, I believe, why the US has been backing off from strangling Iran and is now even talking with the Russians seriously about peace in Syria and the whole Middle East. The Russian forces, especially their incredible spetsnaz Special Forces shock troops don’t have a gender or morale problem. Iran and Russia, allies, are the only nations that can lead an effective coalition of forces to stop IS.