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Beck: Is There Anyone in the Military Brave Enough to 'Put Their Stars Down' on the Table?


"Now’s the time."

Glenn Beck on Tuesday asked if there is anyone in the military with the courage to "put their stars down" on the table and walk away in protest of the Obama administration's policy in Syria, where he says America would be "fighting with our sworn enemy."

Retired Lt. Gen. William Boykin said there isn't anyone "at the appropriate level."

"This has to be at the three-, four-star level regardless of the service, and I right now cannot identify one of those that has the courage to do it," Boykin said on "The Glenn Beck Program."

He said there comes a point where "you have to stand on principle."

"And it’s not a matter of disobeying orders, it’s a matter [of] saying I cannot support this," Boykin said.

Beck said the U.S. has "crossed a line" -- first in Benghazi and now fighting alongside the enemy.

"It doesn’t make any sense. It’s like going over to fight the Japanese with the Nazis. What? It doesn’t make any sense to me," Beck said.

Retired Lt. Col. Bill Cowan said everyone in the military has a responsibility to follow orders.

"You put on that uniform every day, you’re going to do what you’re told the do, whether you agree with it or not," he said.

Beck asked if there was a limit. Boykin said if such a thing were to happen, it needs to be now.

"Now is the time when there are general officers and admirals that need to walk in and lay their star down and say my country means more than my career. Now’s the time, and that will get people’s attention," Boykin said.

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