Federalist Publisher Ben Domenech discussed Gen. Mark Milley and the increasingly partisan nature of the U.S. military on Fox News Monday evening. The top official made headlines last week when he showed contempt for congressional Republicans questioning him on critical race theory’s infiltration of the armed forces.
“General Milley’s record of achievements, such as they are, include episodes of profound blundering — a persistent misunderstanding of the national interest,” Domenech said. “And a dangerous willingness to politicize the army of the United States.”
“Don’t misunderstand me,” Domenech continued, after laying out several examples of the general’s failure to successfully perform his duties. “Mark Milley isn’t even slightly unusual in his sphere. Our armed forces remains a stronghold of brave patriots. But once you get that first star on, things change. Advancement becomes about subjective politics, not empirical outcomes. When your next job and your next promotion depend on a vote of the United States Senate, their priorities become your own, and you start to resemble a senator more and more, and a general less and less.”
Milley said in a House Armed Services Committee hearing last week he is “widely read” in communist literature and, most notably, “I want to understand white rage, and I’m white.”
“I personally find it offensive that we are accusing the United States military general officers are commissioned [and] noncommissioned officers of being ‘woke,’ or something else because we’re studying some theories that are out there,” Milley said. “I’ve read Karl Marx, I’ve read Lenin, that doesn’t make me a communist.”
Domenech also noted how legacy media crafts a “yes queen” narrative that propagandizes the effectiveness of the armed forces and its leadership.
“This is a group of leaders who are masters at political climate, media engagement, and spending trillions in your taxpayer dollars,” Domenech said. “They even get the praise of one useful media idiot after another, whose natural inclination is to ‘yes queen’ anyone who agrees with their woke ideology no matter how obvious it is that they fail at any measure of success at their actual job.”
See Domenech’s full monologue below.