You'll recall I wrote a few weeks back about how the White House sent out a directive urging Republicans to use our troops for partisan political events.
Well, the Pentagon is apparently not happy about what the the White House is doing, and reissued the rules about troops NOT attending partisan political events in uniform. The document reiterating the rules came from Rummy himself, which is interesting since he's as political as the White House. I suspect General Pace, the Joint Chiefs chair, is the one who flipped out and forced Rummy to do this.
You can read the reissued rules here.
PS The lesson here is that we (well, Josh Marshall was the first to jump on this) just took a political tool away from the White House and the Republicans by simply airing it publicly. It's one small step, but these are the kind of steps that are necessary to to win.
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