That Marine Lt. Col. Stu Scheller had to go online to let Americans know how incompetent and unqualified the Senior Leadership is, from President Biden, Secretary of Defense Austin, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and the CENTCOM Combatant Commander regarding the Afghanistan withdrawal, turned frantic evacuation, is a testament to the bravery, integrity, and dedication of our military to their country. This administration and its senior commanders have proven they are incompetent in making a military plan even though Secretary of Defense Austin's previous job description included development of plans and procedures. This raises the question, who were the individuals who approved his plans on his last job and are they incompetent as well?
This group of individuals who devised and approved the Afghanistan withdrawal plan have proven themselves to be not only incompetent but lacking integrity and honor as well in that they refused to admit any responsibility for the debacle. Through their irresponsibility and incompetency they are risking the lives of our troops and the reputation of the United States as a world leader. These people should be relieved of duty and position immediately. They should be shamed by the citizens of our great nation whose sons and daughters are risking and losing their lives in Afghanistan and around the world . These "leaders"are both unfit to lead and unfit to command.
When a leadership crisis like this at the highest level occurs, what recourse do the troops on the ground have but to take their case to the American citizens? If the leadership at the highest level is incompetent and lack integrity, what assurance do the troops have that if they raise their concerns through the prescribed military channels anyone would have the intestinal fortitude to listen and take action, fearing that if they did so they would be relieved of duty, just as this Marine has been, due to "lack of confidence in their leaders". If I were in this position, I would have a lack of confidence in the leadership also.
This is a major national concern in that the integrity of our military is at stake . This situation needs to be rectified immediately and not wait until the next Presidential election. Our troops are sacrificing everything for their country and our freedom and deserve competent, ethical leadership who have unwavering integrity and serve their country, their office, and combatant soldiers and not their paychecks or glorified positions. Leadership is earned. It is not a sign on the office door stating "I am a Leader".
As President I will select someone of the caliber of General James Mattis to lead as Secretary of Defense. I will select a leader with unwavering integrity and courage. An individual who knows what it is like on the battlefield and as Secretary of Defense is not afraid to get his boots on the ground with the troops.
Thank you Lt. Col. Stu Scheller for speaking out. Hang in....Help is on the way.