The Military Hates Obama. Oh Really?

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How on EARTH can the Washington Times write an article saying the military is “expressing trepidation” about Barack Obama’s candidacy, and add quotes like:

“We’re very concerned about his apparent lack of understanding on the threat of radical Islam to the United States,” said retired Air Force Lt. Gen. Thomas McInerney, who is pro-Iraq war and a Fox News analyst. “A lot of retired senior officers feel the same way.”

and:

A senior Pentagon official said an Obama swearing-in “will give the Arab street the final victory, the best optics, and the ultimate in bragging rights. They win. We lose.”

without ever mentioning the fact that Barack Obama has received more donations from members of the military than any other candidate in the presidential race?

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