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Generals and felons
By Sam Osborne


May 03, 2006

Letter to the editor:

Some in the Bush administration are condemning the retired generals who think that they have a constitutional right of free speech and are using it to advocate an essential change in the civilian leadership of the Defense Department.

It must have also been wrong for some retired generals of the past to stump for the presidency, win office and appoint their own secretary of defense. Shame on generals Washington, Jackson, William Henry Harrison, Taylor, Johnson, Grant, Hayes, Arthur, Benjamin Harrison, Garfield, and Eisenhower.

On leaving the service, these men should have realized that they, like convicted felons, had lost their full rights and responsibilities as citizens.

Sam Osborne
West Branch, Iowa - USA

About: About: Sam Osborne is a retired psychology professor.


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