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    Kennydale: I found another picture to go along with yours. Talk about hope and change!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ezkl2230 View Post
    OK. According to the article, the DOD asked the Marines to find a more unisex approach to their covers. The question remains: did the DOD make this request of their own initiative, or, since they take their orders from the president, are they doing it in response to directives received from the Commander in Chief and now are buffering Obama from any potential fallout by making themselves out to be the originators of the request (as has also been the case with so many other underlings - Clinton, Holder, etc., - taking the heat for the president)? The fact that the company currently making the female covers is going out of business is a side issue; it really has no bearing on this decision. The specifications for the covers are issued by the military, and any new company picking up the contract would have to produce female covers meeting the same specifications.

    So is this article giving the true explanation, or, since Stars and Stripes is part of the military establishment and therefore bound to portray the CiC in a good light, is it yet another attempt to deflect blame away from Obama?
    But the full quote of the Marine's statement which you paraphrased was this:

    In an email, Marine Corps officials said there is no truth to reports that President Obama is behind the potential change.

    “The president in no way, shape or form directed the Marine Corps to change our uniform cover,” according to the Marine Corps statement. “We are looking for a new cover for our female Marines for one overriding reason: The former manufacturer went out of business. … The Marine Corps has zero intention of changing the male cover.”
    "Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well armed lamb contesting the vote."
    ~ Benjamin Franklin (maybe)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oldgrunt View Post
    No, only extreme pride for his service, as well as gender identification, which is instilled in ALL Marines! From their initial entry into the Marines, until their death as an old man, Marines never lose that pride of service. They are definitely not inclined to the "unisex" look.
    United States Marine 1st Sgt. Dwayne Farr apparently doesn't have any gender insecurity issues and he'd rather be comfortable:

  5. #24
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    South Carolina/Charleston
    Quote Originally Posted by nosreme View Post
    Presidents don't get involved with military dress & appearance.
    But generals with noses the color of the rear ends of Hagel and the godking do!!

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