Freedom of speech is not protected for the leaders of the military. This is quited strange as these men and women have been fighting for years for the right to speak our minds. A great uproar has come about when General McCrystal and his aides answered questions from Rolling Stone that showed they differed from the position of Barak Obama.
There have been comments made on "The View" from those who are enraged because the General and his aides did not show the proper support of Obama. Â These individuals have stated that even if the General and his aides did disagree with Obama they should have understood the position they are in and the responsibility of that position that would keep them from making those statements.
Melissa Etheridge make a point that I whole heartedly agree with: "maybe America is too worried about speaking politically correct". Â Yes, there is a tendency for people to be upset when people speak their minds and it is contrary to what everyone else thinks. Â But surely the military should be able to speak their minds without fear of losing their posts if they are risking losing their lives to fight for that freedom.
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