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March 22nd, 2012
08:57 PM ET

Marine's dismissal over Obama comments

CNN's Erin Burnett speaks to Former Army Captain Michael Breen about Gary Stein's possible dismissal from the military for comments posted on Facebook against President Barack Obama.


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  1. Jason Tudor

    He disobeyed orders that have been in place for some time. He knew he disobeyed those orders. The military made a determination based on those facts. He's a military member and a federal employee and these rules have been iron clad for sometime. It will be interesting to see if his attorneys can make any new headway given the numbers of rulings that have come before this one.

    April 6, 2012 at 1:31 pm | Reply
  2. Jason Tudor

    He disobeyed orders that have been in place for some time. He willfully disobeyed those orders. The military made a determination based on those facts. He's a military member and a federal employee and these rules have been iron clad for sometime. It will be interesting to see if his attorneys can make any new headway given the numbers of rulings that have come before this one.

    April 6, 2012 at 1:31 pm | Reply
  3. Horacio Fernandez

    as a former sailor/doc we are told from the beginning. Once you sign your name on the dotted line you lose your rights and you belong to the United States of America. He may have done this outside of work. However , he needs to remember your a Marine 24 hours a day, seven days a week. he needs to be discharged because I personally would not feel comfortable being on the same battlefield with him and his beliefs. I am always going to be wondering if he is going to have my back on the battlefield.and pull the trigger.this guy needs to be discharge dishonorably for his comments and beliefs.

    April 4, 2012 at 11:57 pm | Reply
  4. Drew

    In my opinion, your guest, Mr. Breen, hit the nail on the head concerning this story. I am a recent veteran of the Army, and I can only echo his sentiments: we knowingly sign away certain aspects of our right to free speech when we sign up. Those who seem to think themselves exempt from these restrictions (like Sgt. Stein and that Soldier who showed up in uniform, on stage, at a Ron Paul campaign rally) really make the rest of us look undisciplined by association.

    March 23, 2012 at 2:58 am | Reply
  5. jay

    THE TOOK AND OATH WHEN HE RAISED HIS RT HAND TO OBEY TH E ORDERS OF THE POTUS. CASE CLOSED! HE LUCKY HE WASN'T CHARGED WITH MUTINY. PROUD SAILOR OF THUSN.

    March 23, 2012 at 12:02 am | Reply
  6. BFM

    This guy should be court-martialed, the only reason he's against president obama, is because of the color of his skin. He looks like a skinhead. We should all pray for him.

    March 23, 2012 at 12:02 am | Reply
  7. michael sayre

    I served in the U.S. Army from 1982 to 1980. My favorite Platoon Sergent told me early on in my service that "we protect democracy, we do not practice it".

    March 23, 2012 at 12:01 am | Reply
  8. Adreian

    As a former soldier we are taught the importance of following a chain of command. You would never publicly disobey the orders of your colonel, your command sergeant, etc. The President of the United States is at the top of that chain of command and as much as I hate to say it people feel like it is okay to disrespect the current Commander in Chief because he is black. If we are honest about it we know that this president has been one of the most disrespected presidents of our time.

    March 22, 2012 at 11:59 pm | Reply
  9. Terry

    He should be charged with treason.

    March 22, 2012 at 9:42 pm | Reply

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