In short, how about no.
Martin Lewis at Huffington Post calls for a military coup. He doesn’t want to call it a coup, so instead he calls for the military to use violent force to overthrow the President of the United States and install a new President of their choosing. Which is called a coup d’état.
So, let me study the mind of a retard:
Dear General Pace,
I note with admiration your courage in making clear your private concerns about the safety of the US military and the longterm danger to US national security caused by the President’s stubborn refusal to acknowledge the quagmire in Iraq.
Wrong. General Pace said no such thing. He described logistical difficulties of maintaining a mission longer than necessary.
The plan, supported by the President, the Pentagon, and both political parties is to maintain the current counterinsurgency strategy until the middle of 2008, followed by a drawdown to 70-100 thousand troops. This has been the plan for the past two years.
After misinterpreting the General’s comments, Lewis continues:
General Pace – you have the power to fulfill your responsibility to protect the troops under your command. Indeed you have an obligation to do so.
You can relieve the President of his command.
Not of his Presidency. But of his military role as Commander-In-Chief.
You simply invoke the Uniform Code Of Military Justice.
He proceeds to cite completely irrelevant parts of the UCMJ.
Article 134 reads: “Though not specifically mentioned in this chapter, all disorders and neglects to the prejudice of good order and discipline in the armed forces, all conduct of a nature to bring discredit upon the armed forces, and crimes and offenses not capital, of which persons subject to this chapter may be guilty, shall be taken cognizance of by a general, special, or summary court-martial, according to the nature and degree of the offense, and shall be punished at the discretion of that court.”
Got that? He wants military generals to place civilians under arrest and place them in front of military tribunals.
However you have the legal responsibility – under Article 134 of the Uniform Code Of Military Justice – to protect the troops under your command by relieving the President of his MILITARY command.
Mr. Lewis appears to be confused by the difference between a general court martial and a general.
To be crystal clear – I am NOT advocating or inciting you to undertake any illegal act, insurrection, mutiny, putsch or military coup. You are an honorable patriotic man.
In addition to relieving him of his command as Commander-In-Chief, you also have authority to place the President under MILITARY arrest.
Let’s clarify something. The President is the democratically elected executive and the duties of Commander-in-Chief are Constitutionally inseparable from the office of the Presidency. The Constitution also places the military under the command of civilian authorities. The civilian government commands the military. I repeat myself, because he doesn’t seem to grasp this point.
He does not realize that military officers swear an oath to support and defend the Constitution. This does not include overthrowing the civilian government whenever it displeases the military. This does not include placing a democratic president under arrest.
The retard continues:
As my post says – I am absolutely not advocating a de facto military coup. I am simply advising General Pace that he should relieve President Bush of his command of the military – pending a court martial.
It is an interesting question as to who would then become Commander-In-Chief. I’m not sure that it would be the Vice President. But if it was – the same course of action could be taken if the Vice President acted with “Conduct Unbecoming”
Regular Military officers lack the legal authority to place United States citizens under arrest, as stated in the Posse Comitatus Act. Nor are they authorized to place civilians before military courts so long as the civilian court system is intact.
This would be one order I would disobey.
What I find disconcerting is that so many partisans like Mr. Lewis want a politicized military to support their policy ends. He would rather have militarism than democracy, all because he irrationally hates Bush. Then again, he is the same type who supports militarist regimes across the world so long as they are Leftists.
However, given the current imperilment of US troops, and the “Conduct Unbecoming Of An Officer And A Gentleman” of this President – you have a greater responsibility to your nation, your code of honor and to the US Constitution.
I wish you well as you prepare to undertake the most heroic action of your distinguished career.
General Pace – please save the US.
Respectfully, you are a fucking retarded monkeyshit.