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Subject:  Re: What Did McChrystal Say? Date:  6/23/2010  1:45 PM
Author:  anniesdad Number:  1549088 of 2229376

McChrystal's greatest crime was speaking the truth -- that the White House is unserious about this war, and that its foreign policy team isn't up to the job. And if he were saying this about a Republican administration, the press would be hailing him as a great hero, speaking truth to power.

Article 88 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice.

Any commissioned officer who uses contemptuous words against the President, the Vice President, Congress, the Secretary of Defense, the Secretary of a military department, the Secretary of Transportation, or the Governor or legislature of any State, Territory, Commonwealth, or possession in which he is on duty or present shall be punished as a court-martial may direct.

Maximum punishment.

Dismissal, forfeiture of all pay and allowances, and confinement for 1 year.
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