Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Five Hundred Retired Top Military Brass Push For Romney For President
The Washington Times reports that five hundred retired top military leaders are supporting Mitt Romney for President, including retired Army General Tommy Franks, who led the campaign against the Taliban in Afghanistan after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, and in 2003 he led invasion forces that toppled Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein (above is the cover of General Franks' book).
Five hundred retired generals and admirals are running an ad in Monday's editions of The Washington Times calling on the country to elect Republican Mitt Romney on Tuesday.
In plain terms the officers, who paid for the ad themselves, said they support Mr. Romney: "We, the undersigned, proudly support Governor Mitt Romney as our nation's next president and commander-in-chief."
The ad then goes on to list all of the officers, in alphabetical order, in four columns of print.
The retired admirals and generals said they decided to take this public stand to try to head off "having to live through four more years of what has been experienced since January 20th, 2009."
The list contains a number of prominent four-star admirals and generals, including five former members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
You can read the rest of the piece and link to the list of retired general and admirals via the below link: