In an op-ed for Salon, retired U.S. Army colonel Gregory A. Daddis criticizes America’s “ritualistic fawning” over veterans, particularly those who openly support military coups and encourage sedition and hatred.
He mentions retired Lt. Gen Michael Flynn as one example of a veteran with anti-Democratic sentiments that detract from the immense sacrifices of the many heroic men and women in our nation’s all-volunteer force.
Instances of impropriety should not be dismissed because we are required, by some unwritten rule, to mechanically thank veterans for their service. Wearing a uniform should not shield the wearer from scrutiny, criticism or disciplinary action.”Gregory A. Daddis, retired U.S. Army colonel
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