Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin’s stated ambition to drive terrorists and domestic extremists out of the military amounts to a “witch hunt,” former Navy Lt. Col. Oliver North told “Tucker Carlson on Thursday. Tonight “.
According to North, the military suspension ordered by Austin last month in an attempt to resolve the issue resulted in “1.5 million man-days lost due to readiness and readiness to face the adversary. number one we have in the field. planet Earth, the Chinese Communists. “
“Our army has two missions, no more than that,” North said later in the segment. “Number one, deter war. Number two, if you have to fight a war, win it.”
Earlier in the program, Carlson noted that Austin, a retired general, had been “snatched” by Biden “from the cynical world of private equity.
“You’re not supposed to notice it,” the host added. “You are only supposed to notice that Lloyd Austin is Black.
Carlson continued to criticize Austin as an “overtly political” military leader who had “put the entire military to a test of political purity.” Anyone who had views Lloyd Austin found extreme had to go.
North noted that when he enlisted, he had to sign a simple document stating under penalty of perjury that he was not a member of the Communist Party. Today, he continued, the document that commits his duty to his brothers in arms is pages and pages longer.
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“’I supported you’ are four very important words, not a feeling, but a commitment. And this commitment goes from top to bottom. It goes to the guy standing next to you who is wearing a [ArmaLite rifle] … The main thing is that this commitment goes all the way to the top, ”he said.
“Does this president have the backs of those guys who volunteered to go into service?” I do not think so.