Diplomats & Military Commanders for Change

Diplomats and Military Commanders for Change

Diplomats and Military Commanders for Change is an ad hoc organization in the United States of 27 retired Foreign Service and U.S. military officers. The group was formed on June 16, 2004, at the National Press Club, when the group published an open letter that stated that President George W. Bush had "failed in the primary responsibilities of preserving national security and providing world leadership" and had harmed international relations so badly that only a new leader can repair them.

DMCC's letter also stated: "since we strongly oppose the re-election of George W. Bush, we obviously prefer the alternative, John F. Kerry."

This statement is especially noteworthy because several of the signatories had supported George W. Bush when he ran for President in 2000, and a large number were appointed to positions by Republican presidents, including Bush's father, President George H.W. Bush.


Originally 26 members, Robert B. Oakley was announced as the 27th member June 15, 2004.

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