Now, when we confront the distortions pushed by this right wing blog, the comments get deleted.
Now the latest distortion...
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June 26th, 2008 at 9:35 am
David - this is from Kline’s bio: “He retired from the Marine Corps with the rank of Colonel.”
But let’s get back to the topic at hand. The more I think about this whole situation, whether or not Sarvi has released his records from the last few years is irrelevant. What I want to see are his records from the time that he was on active duty. He doesn’t give a good explanation for why he left the service at that point, but I’d be willing to bet that Sarvi left because he was passed over for promotion. Why else would a Captain leave the service after only 5 years of duty in the pre-Clinton era?
Sarvi passed over for promotion? Seriously guys, enough is enough. A good lieutenant makes Captain after about 3-4 years time in service.
As a Captain, you usually serve in an administrative role for a couple of years, typically in a staff planning role, (Assistant S-3 Operations Officer and stuff like that) get a company command for a year, and then serve in another higher profile staff position before making Major.
You make Major between 9-10 years.
Sarvi could not have been passed over for promotion to Major, he would not have met the time in service requirements to be promoted.
Junior officers leave the military all the time. It's a fact. The assault on Sarvi's military record is disgusting.
Why didn't Kline make General then? I mean come on, the guy carried the "nuclear football"! How can you carry the "nuclear football" and not make General?
Will Kline release his full military record so that we can see why he never made General?