by Suzanne Eovaldi, staff writer
“Obama Hates America,” reads a comment on The Hill about veterans’ groups slamming a Commander in Chief who is in charge of a 267% increase in military deaths since taking office in 2009. (1) A second comment provides stats which show 1,681 (military) deaths in the 62 months between February 2009 and 2014, an absolutely obscene mortality rate for a “non hot” war. And a third comment sums it all up: “When are you people going to realize that Obama hates the Military?”
I learned long ago that when I couldn’t figure out what was going on at the college in which I taught or in news stories I was sent to cover, the tip “Go Talk to the People,” was the best advice I would ever receive. And in these dark hours of corruption from the Obama Regime, talking to the people is still likely to give us the real “skinny.”
“He’s a charlatan,” says a writer to the Justin Sink report which states Obama had decided “to stand by Shinseki.” Our own Kevin “Coach” Collins wrote an outstanding essay about Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel’s fast tracking the SEX CHANGE operation of E-mailer Bradley Manning to the tune of $40,000.00 as he spent millions to change out old V.A. office furniture. Yet, nothing for our Military! Suicides at all time highs. Drugs passed out to suffering soldiers like candy. If we thought the Agent Orange scandal was bad when the troops came home from Viet Nam, where is the Hollywood crew of Apocalypse Now when we need them?
What could be worse, we asked, than locking out our Honor Flight vets, preventing them seeing their own memorials during the Obama generated government shutdown farce? Well 4 Americans dead in Benghazi and the subsequent Administration/media cover-up are worse.
And what could be worse than sending Afri-Con General Hamm into retirement before he could testify at a Congressional hearing on Benghazi? Well, ignoring the pleas of mothers and fathers for information, for the TRUTH about how and why their sins died–that’s certainly worse. “What difference now does it make?” wailed Hillary. Well, what you people did matters a lot, to us, to our veterans, to our America.
An MD who treated the war wounds of vets wrote a great Free Republic comment when he pointed the finger at politician-generated wars. He said our Military should only be used for NATIONAL DEFENSE, just as it is directed by the US Constitution. He went on to mention many of the ways in which the VA mistreated our veterans. Another comment by a Free Republic reader adds: “This is socialized healthcare at its best. Get used to it as it’s about to hit all of us except the special snowflakes in D.C.”
Finally, the sarcasm of those who comment on Free Republic cuts to the bone with this remark: “Standing by Shinseki is support for what
Shinseki is doing. . .allowing vets to die. He (the obvious antecedent is Obama) doesn’t like the Military so what better way to poke a finger in the eye of our soldiers than to let them wait for government run health care.”
By the way, how many young high school grads have you seen recently on TV that aren’t druggies, derelicts or YOU TUBE street brawlers? Would they, could they fight to save America?
How far will Obama’s experiments in social engineering carry us in a “space station” war against the Russians? Is it more important to have a capable and professional military, or worry about co-ed dorms and showers or altered Marine fitness standards in order to accomodate women?
Military chaplains are not permitted to mention Jesus, Our Lord, but Political Correctness demands troops be allowed to worship Wicca. Holy Bibles must be hidden away or destroyed but the sky will fall if the Quran is somehow “defiled!”
Just how much more of this will the American public be willing to take? Well, the old white guys this administration and media so thoroughly disrespect aren’t going to be alive “to kick around” much longer, as Nixon once said. I still remember tears that were shed in 1951 when a great American general was fired by another Democrat president, Harry S. Truman. General Douglas MacArthur told Congress in April 19, 1951 (1) that “Old soldiers never die; they just fade away.” Truman had fired the great Korean War general for criticizing the man from Missouri who wouldn’t let MacArthur nuke Red China. Quoting the old World War I barracks hymn, MacArthur told Congress: “And like the old soldier of that ballad, I now close my military career and just fade away, an old soldier who tried to do his duty as God gave him the light to see that duty. Good-bye.”
Will America also fade away along with the veterans the Obama administration has literally refused to help? Or will Obama at last be the one in a world of hurt?