Ours is a military family. Grandpa served in the Navy during WWII. Our son serves in the Marine Corps. Those who volunteer to serve cannot speak out for themselves, so civilians must step up and do their duty in that regard.
It is safe to say most military personnel and their families feel a deep, deep alienation from this president. That is bizarre. Isn’t the commander in chief supposed to support and respect the troops? Isn’t it optimal for line troops to respect their commander? Our sons and daughters are being killed and maimed fighting wars the commander either denies or opposes. Our sons and daughters are hamstrung by this president’s rules of engagement. These rules make sitting ducks of our sons and daughters. The president is responsible for this, and many crimes, along with his stumbling, mumbling secretary of defense.
Funding Al Qaeda in Syria and the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt is bad enough, but allowing Jihadist sympathizers to serve in the administration as well? Funding and employing the enemy is prudent military and foreign policy? No, it’s treason.
Few civilians stop to think about what it is like for active duty individuals in a combat zone, serving under a president who refuses to acknowledge the war they fight but frequently speaks and acts in ways supportive of the enemy.
As if to destroy morale on purpose, this president acts to reduce military compensation and benefits. He works to destroy the chaplaincy and force the homosexual agenda, already a source of internal conflict damaging combat readiness.
Does it get worse? Well , yes, of course it does. Veterans benefits have been cut. Veterans have been prevented from visiting war memorials in the capitol. The president’s security forces have identified veterans as potential terrorists. And it gets worse.
Now death benefits have been denied in a cynical and cruel political game during the government slim down, benefits denied grieving families whose sons and daughters gave the ultimate sacrifice. This president and his secretary of state denigrate those sacrifices, showing disrespect for the very people dying to protect us. Despicable.
Worse? Yes. This government is prosecuting our own for war crimes. Recently 1st Lt. Clint Lorance was found guilty of murder and sentenced to 20 years imprisonment. His crime? Violating the rules of engagement in his effort to protect his troops in Afghanistan.
In light of numerous and ongoing reports of Afghan regulars turning fire on our own, this conviction is especially heinous. Obviously there are more ways to execute inside attacks, as the president demonstrates.
Terrorists captured on the battlefield get halal food, prayer mats, and Korans delivered by gloved hands. Our soldiers get cold MREs, worn out equipment, and a slap in the face.
The president and his operatives work hard urging us to accommodate Sharia, using our resources to further the cause of allowing men to beat their wives. What will Obama do when Sharia generals want to hang homosexuals in the military, or when Muslim soldiers defend honor killings?
It will get worse, much worse, unless we prosecute this criminal.