With all due respect, General Gurganus, it IS a “big deal” to disarm our Marines in Afghanistan, you pandering toad.
The order to disarm 200 Marines to accommodate the visit of Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta to Camp Leatherneck was given by the General so as not to offend the Afghani support staff who were already unarmed in the facility. As the General stated:
“You've got one of the most important people in the world in the room," Maj. Gen. Mark Gurganus told reporters at Camp Leatherneck, dismissing concerns related to the shooting. "This is not a big deal."
“I wanted to have the Marines look just like their Afghan partners…”
No. This doesn’t happen all the time. This is the first time a visit by the Defense Secretary prompted the disarming ouf our troops. Is there distrust of our Marines by the higher ups? It appears so. Read more HERE.
At the same time there is no lack of trust of the Muslim Afghanis. Why else would one of those trusted Muslims find himself in a pickup truck heading though heavy security toward the tarmac on a suicide mission aimed at Panetta’s “welcoming committee” at the precise time Panetta is exiting his plane. More on this HERE.
This comes a day after the Commander in Chief proclaimed he is still "proud generally" of what U.S. troops have achieved in Afghanistan.
And HERE is Pam Geller’s take on today’s attempted suicide attack on our Secretary of Defense.