In addition to being a very serious offense under the Uniform Code of Military Justice, it’s also an excellent book authored by retired Lieutenant Colonel Robert Patterson, USAF who was one of President Clinton’s military aides during the Clinton years. The military aides to the President are responsible for carrying the “nuclear football“, or the briefcase that contains the nuclear launch codes.
One of the things that I like most about the book, and may have blogged about before, is that it’s not written as an attack on the Clintons, but rather an eye-witness account of how the Whitehouse was run during the Clinton years; seen through the eyes of a professional soldier.
If you haven’t read it, I encourage you to pick up a copy. Today, it could serve as a preview of what we have in store from a Clinton or Obama presidency. While I don’t think they would be exactly the same, I don’t think that Obama has any less contempt for the military than Hillary does.
One of my greatest concerns about the upcoming election is the (continued) mis-use of our nation’s armed forces as some sort of Global Police, or worse yet, a Red Cross with guns. That concern is actually one of the reasons that I will continue to support John McCain, because of the candidate available, I think he is the most invested in actually working in the best interests of our military.
If you’re undecided, and you’re wondering what another Clinton Whitehouse would look like, look no further than Dereliction of Duty.