Lt. Col. Vindman deserves every bit of thanks he gets for honorably serving our nation. Here comes the “but.” His time spent in the White House deserves not even one lone thank you.
Recently retired, Vindman claims he was the victim of constant bullying during his time spent in the Trump administration. He further believes that his dismissal was nothing short of vindication at the hands of America’s President. his duly elected Commander-in-Chief.
Vindmans’ attorney bought into his clients’ allegations. “An Army officer who played a high-profile role in President Trump’s impeachment proceedings is retiring from the military over alleged “bullying” and “retaliation.” Or, perhaps he’ll say anything given the enormous wads of money he’s receiving. It’s a tough call to make.
Either way, the attorney went on to say, ‘Through a campaign of bullying, intimidation, and retaliation, the president of the United States attempted to force LTC Vindman to choose between adhering to the law or pleasing a President. Between honoring his oath or protecting his career. Between protecting his promotion or the promotion of his fellow soldiers. LTC Vindman’s patriotism has cost him his career.”
Vindman disagreed with Trumps’ policy concerning Ukraine, but staff members disagreeing with the President is not all that uncommon. They are within their rights to do so. Here comes another “but.” The way they handle their concerns is a matter of protocol, and, dare it to be said,..common sense.
Protocol, which Vindman should know all about, would have been to request a private appointment with President Trump to discuss the matter, and Trump would have listened. If the matter had not been resolved to Vindman’s liking, he could have easily resigned and requested he be transferred to a new duty within the Army.
But just as dog whines if they don’t get fed on time, instead, the Lt. Col. chose to bark loudly when he began to publically criticize his boss for not seeing things his way. This ultimately cost him his career. He took off his uniform and quit the Army altogether.
During his time at the White House, the decorated soldier made it his express habit to attempt undermining the President. Following in the footsteps of James Comey and the rest of the Trump-hating FBI, Vindman felt it more appropriate to spend his time gathering harmful information in attempts to have the reigning King dethroned.
So much for patriotism. The American Military News did not side with him whatsoever. “Vindman testified in November before the U.S. House of Representatives that Trump had strayed from talking points Vindman set out for the planned call with Zelensky and acted ‘inappropriately’ during the call. Vindman’s testimony helped advance Democrat-led impeachment efforts.”
One of all American president’s many responsibilities, past and present, includes conducting matters of foreign policy based on the enormous amounts of highly classified information they receive daily. Information that in Vindman’s case, he was not always privy to.
In his own mind, he felt he knew exactly what the score was, though, in reality, he knew very little at all. The final blow came when Vindman took a stand against Trump during the phony impeachment trials. It bordered on traitorous activity much to the displeasure of everyone serving in the Trump administration.
Not only this but by publicly spouting out falsehoods during the highly publicized trial, he embedded fictional lies into the minds of every liberal who was cheering him on. They were soaking in the misinformation while celebrating what they were certain would be their victory.
The truth always prevails. The Democrat-led impeachment coup failed, and Vindman was left with no other option other than to tuck his tail and run. Which is exactly what he did. Since he couldn’t have things his way, he gathered up his toys and headed for home. He refused to stand and fight another day.
Some claim Vindman to be a hero for taking a stand. Others claim him to be a turncoat. We’re curious. What do you think?