Does President Obama hate the military with the closures of the WWII monument in Washington, the Normandy cemeteries in France and now an NFL blackout for troops overseas?
That’s right; U.S. troops deployed worldwide will be blacked out of all NFL football games during the government shutdown. Up until Obama pulled the switch, the military watched their favorite pro sports teams.
Now is is reported that The American Forces Network will not broadcast Major League Baseball playoff games or this weekend's NFL games during the government shutdown, according to its Facebook page.
They wrote, "We determined we do not have a sound policy or legal basis to air the sports channels at this time because it is not deemed critical to military operations and activities. In essence, we think we should walk a careful line on not providing any programs beyond the news/information realm, which can be clearly tied to direct support of force protection, situational awareness and readiness."
Naturally the reaction was swift and furious.
Why is the White House treating our military like first-graders being told to put their heads on their desks?
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