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    Trump should be smart and after being sworn in just make a small comment that he had hoped the general would have stayed in the position. He (the general) has done an admirable job since being appointed by George Bush and was in charge during two Obama administration inaugurations.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by NJCardFan View Post
    Wait. Since when is a general the head of a National Guard unit. Usually it's a major or at best a Lt. Colonel, best of my knowledge. Even if they use a full bird colonel, I never heard of a 2 star general as a head of a National Guard unit.
    Maybe it's because it's DC?
     

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    OK, the story is changing AGAIN! The upshot seems to be that the general submitted his resignation (as required by law), the Trump team asked him to STAY, and the general refused. Is this a case of a general trying to make trouble for Trump?

    Fake News: Wash Post Changes Story on Trump ‘Firing’ D.C. Nat’l Guard General
    http://www.breitbart.com/big-governm...guard-general/

    The Washington Post wrote on Friday that President-elect Donald J. Trump “fired” the commanding General of the D.C. National Guard who is heading up the military presence during the coming inaugural event — in the middle of the oath of office ceremony. Yet a second story on Saturday did not contain the claim...

    ...The paper reported that Major General Errol R. Schwartz, who has commanded the D.C. National Guard since his appointment to the position by George W. Bush, was told to vacate his office the moment Trump says his “I dos” to the oath of office. The decision was presented to readers as unfathomable, if not dangerous, by a president who doesn’t know what he is doing.

    In an interview, General Schwartz told the paper that his firing was strange. “The timing is extremely unusual,” the general said.

    “My troops will be on the street,” Schwartz continued. “I’ll see them off, but I won’t be able to welcome them back to the armory.” The general added he would “never plan to leave a mission in the middle of a battle.”

    The paper went on to quote Democrat D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson as saying, “It doesn’t make sense to can the general in the middle of an active deployment.”

    ...But the Post’s early reporting on the “firing” of General Schwartz contains no statements from the Trump transition office and also leaves out key points such as the fact that the general of the D.C. National Guard traditionally supplies his letter of resignation to every new president who is about to take office.

    Subsequent to the publishing of the paper’s story making Trump appear incompetent, news emerged that the incoming Trump administration offered to let General Schwartz keep his position through inauguration day, but it was the general himself who refused the offer, preferring instead to quit at 12 noon on January 20, the hour Trump takes his oath of office.

    The general then ran straight to the media to “argue his case in the press,” as a recent Fox News report noted...
     

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    More never Trump trash.
    Pffffffffffffffffffffff! Buh Bye Big Ears
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    It's "funny" how facts that emerge subsequent to initial stories almost always contradict the Lib-Prog partisan narratives in the original stories.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NJCardFan View Post
    Wait. Since when is a general the head of a National Guard unit. Usually it's a major or at best a Lt. Colonel, best of my knowledge. Even if they use a full bird colonel, I never heard of a 2 star general as a head of a National Guard unit.
    All the State NG heads - the Adjutant General slots - are two stars. They really aren't so much in command of Guard units as in charge of the State organization, and responsible for the maintenance, training, and organization of their State's guard, sort of like the Army Chief of Staff's relation to the line units in the Federal Army.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by DumbAss Tanker View Post
    All the State NG heads - the Adjutant General slots - are two stars. They really aren't so much in command of Guard units as in charge of the State organization, and responsible for the maintenance, training, and organization of their State's guard, sort of like the Army Chief of Staff's relation to the line units in the Federal Army.
    So if there is leftist violence, this guy's absence won't mean a lot?
     

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    Correct.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by DumbAss Tanker View Post
    Correct.
    Comforting and maddening at the same time. How do you get all those pretty stars for being useless in an actual situation?
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elspeth View Post
    Comforting and maddening at the same time. How do you get all those pretty stars for being useless in an actual situation?
    For the ones that earned those stars, it was what they put into the troops yesterday that made them able to handle what's in front of them today.
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