Fw: Military to Pledge Oath To Obama, Not Constitution?

Where are we heading? More of the change the people wanted. This is starting to be a weird government we have in charge now. Is thisa the start of the hilter’s defense force?

Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Military to Pledge Oath To Obama, Not Constitution

Michele Chang

Secretary of Defense Robert Gates is extremely frustrated with orders that the White House is contemplating. According to sources at the Pentagon, including all branches of the armed forces, the Obama Administration may break with a centuries-old tradition.
A spokesman for General James Cartwright, the Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, states that the Obama Administration wants to have soldiers and officers pledge a loyalty oath directly to the office of the President, and no longer to the Constitution.
"The oath to the Constitution is as old as the document itself." the spokesman said, "At no time in American history, not even in the Civil War, did the oath change or the subject of the oath differ. It has always been to the Constitution."
The back-and-forth between the White House and the Defense Department was expected as President George W. Bush left office. President Obama has already signed orders to close Guantanamo and to pull combat troops from Iraq But, this, say many at the Defense Department, goes too far.
"Technically, we can't talk about it before it becomes official policy." the spokesman continued. "However, the Defense Department, including the Secretary, will not take this laying down. Expect a fight from the bureaucracy and the brass."
Sources at the White House had a different point of view. In a circular distributed by White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs, the rationale for the change was made more clear.
"The President feels that the military has been too indoctrinated by the old harbingers of hate: nationalism, racism, and classism. By removing an oath to the American society, the soldiers are less likely to commit atrocities like those at Abu Ghraib."
"We expect a lot of flak over this," the classified memo continues. "But those that would be most against it are those looking either for attention or control."
The time frame for the changes are unknown. However, it is more likely that the changes will be made around the July 4th holiday, in order to dampen any potential backlash. The difference in the oath will actually only be slight. The main differences will be the new phrasing. It is expected that the oath to the Constitution will be entirely phased out within two years.


Anonymous said...

I knew it was false as soon as I started reading it. Here's the link to Snopes: http://www.snopes.com/politics/satire/oath.asp
Says it started as satire. Let's just hope it ends up as a Glenn Beck segment.

Anonymous said...

DUH!! Even that renowned right wing nutistan resource World Net Daily highlights this as a hoax. Once again, wingnuts are just eager to find any little thing to freak out about... get a life, ya losers!!

It would be "nice" if these losers used Google once in a while, but then again, it might not provide them with the "facts" that fit into their version of "reality."

Anonymous said...

I've always said we need to start a force for Hilter's defense.

Anonymous said...

What I don't understand is how this is considered "satire". Satire is supposed to have elements of truth and elements of humor. This has neither, its just some made up alarmist BS.

CMcD said...

> What I don't understand is how this is considered "satire".

David Neiwert's new book talks about the tendency of right-wing personalities to deflect criticism by claiming that they're merely "entertainers" (I'm lookin' at you, Rush Limbaugh). As he puts it,

it’s often voiced as crude “jokes”, the humor of which, when analyzed, is inevitably predicated on a venomous hatred.

Marc with a C said...

Left-wing humor: Michael Steele, the GOP's token black man, is about as relevant and culturally informed as the Sugarhill Gang.

Right-wing humor: Wouldn't it be great if someone beat the shit out of Al Gore?

VagusDoc said...

Left-wing humor: Rush Limbaugh is fat.

Right-wing humor: Michael Moore is so fat and disgusting and liberal... God I wish he was dead. I think I want to kill him. I want to KILL MICHAEL MOORE!!! Well not me, but I think I could hire someone...

Anonymous said...

Left wing humor: Boss Limpdick is a big fat idiot.

Right wing humor: let's put on some white sheets, buy more AK-47s at the gun show down the street, and beat the living crap outta any brown person or anyone who looks vaguely "teh gayz" and drag them behind our truck (complete w/obligatory truck nutz) on a rope down a long, lonely cuntry road... har har har har... my grandpappy (who's also my uncle) would so proud a me!! squeal like a pig, you n*****r... har har har har

katz said...

Does Godwin's Law still apply if his name is misspelled?

Left-wing humor: Sarah Palin is stupid.

Right-wing humor: Nancy Pelosi should get shot for treason.

Anonymous said...

Left wing humor: John BONER is a racist liar.

Right wing humor: all dimocrats should be rounded up and shot at dawn.

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