Over time, a lot of folks have said that the military would not turn on American citizens if so ordered by the president. I have personally doubted this claim, due mainly to the growing civic illiteracy in both private and public sectors. Attached is an article about army officers criticizing Obama's rebuke of McChyrstal. But the last quote of this article caught my attention and I thought it worth sharing.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn...topnews&sub=AROfficers said there was no question that McChrystal and other commanders would carry out whatever decisions Obama makes. "We will tell you what we think, but we are also soldiers, so if the president gives an order, we will execute it," the senior officer said.
After seeing that, do people feel that the military would not turn on American citizens if so ordered?