I always immediately think of this topic whenever Steve H comes out and chides KS or BLeP in some other thread in defense of the Draft-Dodger-in-Chief, yet he's conspicuously absent here... How does a career officer square the commitment to good order & discipline with undermining the military's own internal justice system and command structure like this?
Not just officer, but any good military person. Hawley outlined his philosophy on these things the other day. I think the idea is that Trump gets the "big picture" things mostly right, and there was no better alternative given at the time.
Which I get. I get that.
What I don't get is the lack of criticism. It's OK to say he gets the big picture right, and then criticize the things that are clearly wrong. Like this. That's not "losing a round to Kay." Or "admitting you should have voted for Hillary." It's just staying consistent to your own value system.