Military Times Poll shows only 15% of our troops approve of the job Obama is doing as commander in chief. This is a dramatically fast reduction in support. The Military Times gives excuses for this that tend to blame the troops not Obama. AUN-TV believes they have the poll right and the reasons for the results wrong.
It is quite simple, Obama generally has not supported the troops so why should they support him? And the question they were asked is whether Obama is doing a good job running the military, in light of ISIS, Benghazi and other failures the results are easy to explain.
In his first term, President Obama oversaw repeal of the controversial “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy.
Then he broke with one of the military’s most deeply rooted traditions and vowed to lift the ban on women serving in combat.
And the commander in chief has aggressively sought to change military culture by cracking down on sexual assault and sexual harassment, problems that for years were underreported or overlooked.
Obama is an unpopular president in the eyes of the men and women in uniform. Yet his two-term administration is etching a deep imprint on the culture inside the armed forces. As commander in chief, he will leave behind a legacy that will shape the Pentagon’s personnel policies and the social customs of rank-and-file troops for decades to come.