Thanks to Tucker Carlson for showing his interview tonight with the former Marine after being released from jail, today.
He certainly did not deserve being “the fall guy for Biden” in the fall and failure of the Afghanistan war.
It is my hope now that he will be given a job to replace his lost tenure and retirement from the Marines that will triple what he made in the service. His family and his dedicated service to our country did not deserve this political stunt by his superiors who have some “bad” political liberal communists in our Military who need to be culled.
May God Bless you for your military service and the time you have spent away from your family.
The Military is in a “mell of a hess” after Obama kicked out all of the Conservative officials and kept the “left over” officials who don’t know how to run the place except have them practice marching in “high heels.” Doesn’t that tell you a lot?
The Washington Examiner
Wednesday, January 05, 2022
EXCLUSIVE: Marine officer discharged after criticizing Afghanistan withdrawal bemoans ‘systemic’ problems at Defense Department
by Mike Brest, Defense Reporter | | January 04, 2022 07:14 PM
Former Marine Lt. Col. Stuart Scheller, discharged in December after appearing in viral videos speaking out against political and military leaders’ handling of the Afghanistan withdrawal, says the problems he sees within the Department of Defense are “systemic” to the point of being surprised others did not follow his example.
The combat veteran who served for 17 years and spent time in Afghanistan and Iraq told the Washington Examiner in an interview Tuesday that the “wool has been over a lot of people’s eyes” but is surprised that more members of the military members did not publicly demand accountability as he did.
“What I thought would happen was more people would rally behind me and the senior leaders would be forced to address it, or at least one senior leader would be brave enough to address it,” Scheller said. “And that didn’t really play out the way I envisioned it.”
Scheller was thrown into the brig after making national headlines beginning in August for a series of videos criticizing the Biden administration’s pullout of Afghanistan, the first of which was posted the day after officials said an ISIS-K terrorist detonated a suicide vest outside the Kabul airport, killing 13 U.S. service members and roughly 170 Afghan allies. He pleaded guilty to six misdemeanor-level offenses in October at his court-martial. Scheller was championed in conservative circles, with support among lawmakers, for his lambasting of the withdrawal.
Scheller drew a one-month forfeiture of $5,000 and a letter of reprimand, much less than what prosecutors were seeking, after he pleaded guilty to the charges under the Uniform Code of Military Justice, which were: Article 88, contempt toward officials; Article 89, disrespect toward superior commissioned officers; Article 90, willfully disobeying a superior commissioned officer; Article 92, dereliction in the performance of duties; Article 92, failure to obey order or regulation; and Article 133, conduct unbecoming of an officer and a gentleman.
Despite the way his military career ended, Scheller looks back on his experiences fondly.
“I am very grateful for everything that I got to experience,” he explained. “It’s made me the man that I am. It’s made me the leader that I am. I wouldn’t be here today If it wasn’t for the military. I’m very grateful for the opportunities.”
Moving forward, he is sticking to his previous goal of trying to obtain accountability within the DOD. Through a variety of efforts, including fundraising and promoting veteran congressional candidates, he wants “to make sure that the military addresses some of their accountability issues, some of their nepotism, the fundamental issues in procurement. They have fundamental issues in their education system.”
Leadership skills, not political ideology, are a priority for Scheller as he considers who to back.
“I would support any candidate that I think is a leader. That’s not an extremist on either side,” Scheller said, adding that people presumed he was conservative because he was critical of the Biden administration.