For those of you who have honorably served and worn a military uniform, please join me in condemning Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman's arrogance and ignorance during the impeachment hearing.

His opening statement alone was an embarrassment to the Commissioned Officer Corps. He stumbled, rather dramatically with the reading of the words that were penned for him by another, to basically make a political statement and elevate his self-righteous attitude. Trust me when I say I can already hear the noise from fellow Infantry officers who detest his smug and pompous performance.

His condescending statements to Rep. Devin Nunes were nothing more than a subconscious, Freudian slip that showcases his personal belief that he is more important than elected officials. I guess this poor soul does not realize he was subordinate to every elected official in that room.

But the true blinding flash of the obvious moment of the afternoon was when his boss, Mr. Morrison, indicated his outright distrust for Vindman. Evidently Vindman has issues with integrity and does not understand the concept of chain of command since he chose to go outside the chain to happily share his opinion with one individual that shall not be named!

Those of you who feel sorry for Vindman’s lack of knowledge and candor, quit worrying. Surely he has already signed a lucrative deal to be a CNN analyst since he has unequivocally demonstrated his partisan views.

For the rest of the population in America that is not privy to the customs, courtesies, traditions, and protocol of our military members, this is not the conduct of a professional military officer. This is conduct of an individual found wanting, who is seeking only his 15 minutes of fame.

Well, his testimony was recorded for all to witness for many years to come. His punishment cometh as politicians, lawyers and Progressives, use his testimony in their case studies on how not to prepare for a hearing on Capitol Hill.

David A. Eddy is a resident of Middletown.

(26) comments

ralcabin

Vindman is a democrat, so were Kavannaugh's accusers, hmm, think I see a pattern here. Democrats will dig up dirt, go back years to do it, & that's ok, for their party, anything at any cost to get their way. America first? What a party of attackers & haters, very childish.

Ping

Poor little ol’ lt. col. all picked on and challenged. Crying big tears for such a loquacious ‘ mercan hero. This all keeps up and liberal parades will be full of bureaucrats, intel spooks, and shady political operatives.

Spock Here

Shady political operatives? So Rudy is going to be in our liberal parade? Cool

Ping

Well, you’ve already got Fusion GPS, so having Rudy tag along would be a bit of a come down.

Spock Here

Keep trying out your awesome what abouts

Ping

That...from the King (or Queen...I don't know) of "what abouts"

hagansan

A case of decerebrate tribalism and nauseating example of an irrelevent ad hominem attack. Did the phone call employ illegal abuse of power, or not? How many Ukranian fighters and citizens died while waiting for American antitank weapons?

ShruggingAtlas

Ask Obama, he's the one who did that, not Trump.

https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/10/trump_gave_ukraine_what_obama_withheld.html

Ping

Comrade General Hagansan, Hero of Ukraine Resistance Forces to be awarded Really Cares Award.

hagansan

There's a real dichotomy here. You either care that lives were wasted, or you don't.

Ping

Whose lives? For what cause? Do you even know the issues or what you've been fed by the media?

Bose-Einstein

Really, Mr. Eddy. Do you have a Purple Heart? Are you still carrying shrapnel?

Ping

Do you really care? lol. No. You don’t.

CRT

Yeah, Vindman's testimony was embarrassing. When I saw him literally screaming and crying, I cringed. Wait, that was beer lover, Justice Kavannaugh. Vindman, as well as Fiona Hill and former ambassador Yavonovitch testified with dignity. Even Trump's buddy, Sondland (who he barely knows) came off better than the GOP clowns on the committee.

Ping

How could you possibly say “clown” and not include Schiff and Nadler in the sentence: it is the perfectly essential description of them!

Spock Here

The definition of embarrassment is Mr. Nunes, really republicans, is he the best you can do?

Ping

Ahhh, if only the Republicans could get Hank Johnson to switch over. What a feather in the cap that would be!

slowe

On the contrary: Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman is a hero. WE need more like him, please.

ShruggingAtlas

He's a disgrace. He serves at the pleasure of the president, no matter who they might be.

hagansan

Does he serve a President or a Fuhrer?

ShruggingAtlas

Yeah, I'll wait to see your proof of Trump murdering millions of people and putting them in concentration camps.

Ping

To compare Trump to Hitler is to automatically forfeit your argument, whatever it was.

Spock Here

He is well aware that he serves at the pleasure of the president, but he is also aware that the Constitution is above the president, no matter who they might be

ShruggingAtlas

Sure, we can agree on that. I recall an incident with a flag officer (Gen McCrystal) that was rightly relieved of his duties when people under his command made disparaging remarks to a Rolling Stone reporter about Obama during his presidency, so LTC Vindman should be treated in the same manner.

Spock Here

Highly possible that I missed something but what does the firing of a war time commander because the then Afghan policy was criticized publicly, have to do with a general being subpoenaed to testify under oath about something he witnessed and heard? He's back at work, by the way, not fired so not sure of your point. People are, after all, expected to obey subpoenas These people took an oath to defend the Constitution, not an oath to protect the president. The "what abouts" are getting flimsier. Oh, and I believe testimony was that in the Obama administration we sent no weapons to Ukraine, just warmth and food, you're right. We were apparently waiting to see if they "proved" themselves, or something. I don't know if I agree or not.

Ping

Obama's programs of arming people didn't ever do very well. The blowback was always worse than the initial help. Fast and furious, Libya, Syria....you name it, it didn't work.

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