Capt. Crozier’s firing shows the growing Trumpification of the military

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by Max Boot,

from The Washington Post,

Navy secretary Thomas Modly said Capt. Brett Crozier was “too naive or too stupid to be commanding officer of a ship like this,” because he should have known that a letter he emailed to 20 to 30 officials would leak to the media.

By the same token, Modly is too naive or stupid to be acting Navy secretary because he did not realize that his embarrassing diatribe — delivered to sailors who cheered and applauded Crozier when he left the ship — would leak to the media. Some unnamed Navy factotum had the gall to dispute the quotes attributed to Modly and to argue that his remarks were “private” — as if it’s possible to deliver private remarks over a public address system.

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