Daily Presidential Tracking Poll - Rasmussen Reports
Barack Obama's approval ratings for May 20:
Strongly Approve: 23%
Strongly Disapprove: 38%
Gallup 5/18 - 5/20 1500 A 42 52 -10
BARBARIC TENENTS OF ISLAM
n another example of Islamic savagery, rebels in Syria (President Obama’s allies, remember?) have tortured and murdered many Christians in recent days. The reports of their violence are escaping the war torn nation in whispers and hushed rumor.
One such rumor comes out of the town of Maalouli, which is just north of Syria. Reports state that two young Christian boys were tortured and crucified by a Muslim mob for refusing to renounce Christianity. One of the young men was crucified in front of his father, who was then also murdered by the Muslim monsters. A similar incident took place just a few months ago - it seems crucifixion is becoming a favorite method of murder for the Islamists.
Graphic crucifixion image. But there are other examples - the Catholic Church is reporting through some of their people still on the ground in Syria that Christians are being subjected to medieval terrors at the hands of local Islamists.
In an area called The Abri, which is an industrial zone just outside of Damascus, Islamist criminals began murdering men, women and children just as they entered the city. Even more disgusting, the murderous group played soccer with the heads of their victims once they were finished.
What the monsters did with the pregnant women and their unborn babies is even more disturbing – they pulled the children from their mothers and hanged the babies from a tree by their umbilical cords.
Another graphic crucifixion image. Over the last few months of reporting on Muslim atrocities from around the world, I have begun to grow accustomed to the barbaric behavior of these Islamists. Their actions continue to shock and disturb me. It seems that their bloodlust cannot be satisfied, and that with each new act of monstrosity they are trying to outdo the last act of violence.
Some commenters are quick to jump on me when I use the word extremists in articles like these. I do that for a reason… it makes life easier. People get mad when you characterize a whole group of people by the actions of some. With good reason – I would hate be judged by the actions of others. However, in Islam… the extremists are the majority.
In fact, it’s the moderates who are in the minority, and most of them live here in the West.
In our ally countries of Afghanistan, Pakistan and Egypt, the majority of the populations believe that anyone converting from Islam to Christianity should be executed. In Afghanistan and Iraq, the majority of people believe that honor killings are sometimes justified. (Honor killings being the murder of a girl who the family believes may be dishonoring them in some way.) This is scary for many reasons, one especially being that our ally countries are generally considered to be of the more moderate variety in the Islamic world.
So, dear reader, when I say “extremist Islam,” please understand that I mean most of Islam.
We must pray and press our political representatives to do what they can to help ease the burden of Christians living in the Muslim world. The horrors of what our brothers and sisters, and our fellow human beings, are living through are unspeakable… and we should be doing whatever we can to help.
White House: Of Course Obama Knew Of Veteran Abuse… He Saw It On The News
Reports about long wait times and other problems at Veterans’ Affairs hospitals in the United States have revealed that there is a trend in how the Obama Administration’s propaganda arm handles scandals. The plan: say that the President is very angry and insist that he only learned the problems existed when they were reported to the general public in the media.
According to reports, it’s clear that the White House has been aware that wait times in the Nation’s veterans’ hospitals are excessively long since at least 2008. Obama even campaigned on the issue while running for President in 2007.
“When a veteran is denied health care, we are all dishonored,” Obama said in October, 2007. “When 400,000 veterans are stuck on a waiting list for claims, we need a new sense of urgency in this country.”
Furthermore, The Washington Times reported Sunday that the President and his transition team were warned by Veterans’ Affairs officials not trust wait time data being reported by VA medical facilities.
“This is not only a data integrity issue in which [Veterans Health Administration] reports unreliable performance data; it affects quality of care by delaying — and potentially denying — deserving veterans timely care,” the officials wrote in briefing materials obtained by the newspaper.
But with recent reports of secret waiting lists and accusations that VA officials with at least one facility in Phoenix attempted to cover up the long wait times by fudging the books, the White House is claiming that President Obama was unaware that there was a veterans’ care issue.
During a White House press briefing on Monday, Obama spokesman Jay Carney was asked when the President was first made aware that the Nation’s veterans were not receiving the care they deserve.
“When was [the President] first made aware of these problems?” CNN’s Jim Acosta asked. “And when did other … top White House officials become aware of these problems?”
The delays have been known for some time Acosta continued, but questioned when the President learned that there was a possible VA cover-up afoot.
“You mean the specific allegations that were first reported by your network out of Phoenix, I believe, we learned about them through reports,” Carney replied. “That’s when, as I understand, Sec. [Eric] Shinseki learned about them.”
Even though the President and his transition team were aware of inaccuracies in reported VA wait times when he first took office after campaigning in 2007 on problems in the VA, it took aCNN report years later for Obama to publically address the problems once in the White House.
In other words, there are two possibilities: 1) As the White House claims, Obama’s aides are utterly incompetent and he couldn’t remember to follow through on promises he made the Nation’s veterans in 2007. Or 2) Obama really doesn’t give a rat’s #$%$ about veterans’ care unless he can use it as a campaign prop or it becomes yet another in his litany of public failures.
Whatever the case, if the Obama Administration #$%$ertion that the President of the United States has access to only about as much information as the average CNN viewer at any given time sounds familiar, it’s because America has heard it before.
Obamacare is the worst thing to happen to America in decades. With Obamacare, the federal government has taken over 1/6 of the American economy! Billions of dollars that used to be controlled by private interests are now directly funneled through bureaucratic interests.
Why is this a bad thing?
To understand why this is a horrible, terrible, no good situation one only has to look at what is happening in the VA scandal.
The Veterans Affairs Office is the wing of our government that is supposed to be taking care of our veterans as they come home from war and grow old in peace and good health. Only, that isn’t what the VA has become known for. The VA has become known for waste, corruption and fraud. The VA has become known for working against our veterans in an effort to save the government a few extra dollars.
And the situation has become dire.
The problems first surfaced in Phoenix, where the wait to receive care at VA facilities had grown so long that 1,400 to 1,600 sick veterans were forced to wait months to see a doctor. As many as 40 veterans reportedly died because they couldn’t get the care they needed. VA administrators tried to cover up the problems by establishing secret waiting lists and falsifying reports.
The scandal has now spread to other veteran facilities. VA employees at an outpatient clinic in Fort Collins, Colo., falsified appointment records to hide the fact that as many as 6,300 veterans treated at the outpatient clinic waited months to be seen for treatment. In Wyoming, whistleblowers have accused officials of manipulating records to hide wait times.
VA officers in San Antonio and Austin, Texas, have been accused of similar efforts to hide long waits. And in Pittsburgh, VA officials are accused of covering up the death of several patients after the water in a VA hospital became infected with bacteria. The officials reportedly tried to hide the information not only from patients and superiors, but even from hospital staff.
So, the best example we have of government-run healthcare in America has long lines, fraudulent waitlists, and has been scandalized by government cover-ups. In other words… it’s a train wreck. The VA is now killing our veterans, then trying to cover up their incompetence and malfeasance. This is a glimpse into our future with Obamacare.
Wow, so... Lennart Bengtsson, the former director of the Hamburg-based Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, one of the world's leading climate research centers, announced he would join the academic advisory council of the Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF).
He gets 'hammered' by global warmers for questioning the "religion"- to the point where he feels threatened- mentally and physically. He sees no way out but to resign after only 3 weeks of joining GWPF.
Wow, this is what 'science' has become in the new world order !
What ever you do, do not question that the world is flat !
see the letter of resignation below...
Lennart Bengtsson Resigns GWPF After Intolerable Peer Pressure
Written by Dr. Benny Peiser, GWPF on May 14 2014.
It is with great regret, and profound shock, that we have received Professor Lennart Bengtsson’s letter of resignation from his membership of the GWPF’s Academic Advisory Council.
The Foundation, while of course respecting Professor Bengtsson’s decision, notes with deep concern the disgraceful intolerance within the climate science community which has prompted his resignation.
Professor Bengtsson’s letter of resignation from our Academic Advisory Council was sent to its chairman, Professor David Henderson. His letter and Professor Henderson’s response are attached below.
Dr Benny Peiser
Director, The Global Warming Policy Foundation
Resigning from the GWPF
Dear Professor Henderson,
I have been put under such an enormous group pressure in recent days from all over the world that has become virtually unbearable to me. If this is going to continue I will be unable to conduct my normal work and will even start to worry about my health and safety. I see therefore no other way out therefore than resigning from GWPF. I had not expecting such an enormous world-wide pressure put at me from a community that I have been close to all my active life. Colleagues are withdrawing their support, other colleagues are withdrawing from joint authorship etc.
I see no limit and end to what will happen. It is a situation that reminds me about the time of McCarthy. I would never have expecting anything similar in such an original peaceful community as meteorology. Apparently it has been transformed in recent years.
Under these situation I will be unable to contribute positively to the work of GWPF and consequently therefore I believe it is the best for me to reverse my decision to join its Board at the earliest possible time.
With my best regards
Your letter of resignation
Dear Professor Bengtsson,
I have just seen your letter to me, resigning from the position which you had accepted just three weeks ago, as a member of the Global Warming Policy Foundation’s Academic Advisory Council.
Your letter came as a surprise and a shock. I greatly regret your decision, and I know that my regret will be shared by all my colleagues on the Council.
Your resignation is not only a sad event for us in the Foundation: it is also a matter of profound and much wider concern. The reactions that you speak of, and which have forced you to reconsider the decision to join us, reveal a degree of intolerance, and a rejection of the principle of open scientific inquiry, which are truly shocking. They are evidence of a situation which the Global Warming Policy Foundation was created to remedy.
In your recent published interview with Marcel Crok, you said that ‘if I cannot stand my own opinions, life will become completely unbearable’. All of us on the Council will feel deep sympathy with you in an ordeal which you should never have had to endure.
With great regret, and all good wishes for the future.
Chairman, GWPF’s Academic Advisory Council
Microsoft founder Bill Gates said yesterday that raising the minimum wage can “cause job destruction.” Gates’s comment in an appearance on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” surprised some because of his generally liberal political leanings.
Here’s what Gates said when co-host Mika Brzezinski asked his thoughts on raising the minimum wage, including paying employees “a lot more”:
Well, jobs are a great thing. You have to be a bit careful: If you raise the minimum wage, you’re encouraging labor substitution and you’re going to go buy machines and automate things — or cause jobs to appear outside of that jurisdiction. And so within certain limits, you know, it does cause job destruction. If you really start pushing it, then you’re just making a huge trade-off.
The remarks come in the run-up to the State of the Union address next Tuesday night, when President Obama is expected to call for an increase in the national minimum wage.
A series of emails from July 2012 are especially damning, as Judicial Watch reports:
One key email string from July 2012 confirms that IRS Tea Party scrutiny was directed from Washington, DC. On July 6, 2010, Holly Paz (the former Director of the IRS Rulings and Agreements Division and current Manager of Exempt Organizations Guidance) asks IRS lawyer Steven Grodnitzky “to let Cindy and Sharon know how we have been handling Tea Party applications in the last few months.” Cindy Thomas is the former director of the IRS Exempt Organizations office in Cincinnati and Sharon Camarillo was a Senior Manager in their Los Angeles office. Grodnitzky, a top lawyer in the Exempt Organization Technical unit (EOT) in Washington, DC, responds:
“EOT is working the Tea party applications in coordination with Cincy. We are developing a few applications here in DC and providing copies of our development letters with the agent to use as examples in the development of their cases. Chip Hull [another lawyer in IRS headquarters] is working these cases in EOT and working with the agent in Cincy, so any communication should include him as well. Because the Tea party applications are the subject of an SCR [Sensitive Case Report], we cannot resolve any of the cases without coordinating with Rob.”
The reference to Rob is believed to be Rob Choi, then-Director of Rulings and Agreements in IRS’s Washington, DC, headquarters.
The IRS Scandal.
Obviously something untoward happened at the IRS. The implications of a government agency targeting certain civilians for their political beliefs are terrifying… and the response to the scandal should have been immediate. We cannot allow this type of thing to happen in America because it puts all of our freedoms at risk. However, perhaps even more disgusting and dangerous is the way that Democrats have responded to the IRS Scandal.
We also should be concerned about the attempt by some to ignore or downgrade the significance of the Internal Revenue Service scandal. The fact that something this contrary to the concept of freedom can happen in a country based on constitutional values and be characterized as a “phony scandal” by people who supposedly have the best interests of this country at heart again points to the danger of placing partisan politics above truth and honesty.
Obviously, the IRS was used in inappropriate ways, or Lois Lerner would not have pleaded the Fifth Amendment. It is more than disturbing that the president of the United States and many in his party feigned outrage when the inappropriate actions of the IRS initially were exposed but now cannot lend support to a full and unfettered investigation of activities that threaten the very liberty of the American people.
Dr. Carson brings up some important points in a thoughtful and instructive way. You should read his entire piece here. But he leaves his most poignant note for the end.
Most important, the people must awaken and look objectively at the actions of both Democrats and Republicans and not simply accept what party leaders say. Freedom is not free, and vigilance in responsible voting is necessary to preserve it.
Amen, Dr. Carson. Amen.
The brilliant Dr. Ben Carson has written a scathing piece about the Obama administration’s failings for the National Review Online. He titled it “Unfit for office.” So that should tell you a little bit about the direction Dr. Carson was going to take article.
Dr. Carson focused in on two scandals in particular: the Benghazi Scandal and the IRS Scandal. For Dr. Carson both of these issues are emblematic of the problems inherent within the Obama administration. Both scandals reveal the heart of the Obama Presidency and its sinister underbelly.
The Benghazi scandal.
Mistakes were made – fine. We should want to figure out how and why these mistakes were made and what we can do to correct them. That is not what the Obama administration is doing.
This should not be a partisan issue, because the implications of ignoring or prevaricating about the underlying mistakes will have far-reaching consequences…
Making mistakes is part of being human, but the ever-increasing deception that is necessary to cover those mistakes when honesty is abandoned is evil. Those willing to ignore evil for political reasons should question their fitness for leadership of our nation. In this case, a blatant falsehood was promoted — namely that the Obama administration had international terrorist activity directed at America under control and that the Benghazi incident was a spontaneous action resulting from the outrage of locals who had viewed an offensive anti-Islamic video. Undue importance was placed on promoting an image of U.S. strength during the weeks immediately preceding the presidential election of 2012.
Again, I must emphasize that if we, the American people, the American press, and the American political class, participate in the cover-up or ignore such an important story, we contribute to the demise of honesty and truth as pillars of our governing structure. In the book of Proverbs, King Solomon put it this way: “If a ruler listens to lies, those who serve him will be wicked.”
If you can't remember anything, it's ALWAYS Breaking News....
That make Hillarius the Master/Mistress of "Breaking News"...she never remembered a single thing when she testified under oath...
New documents obtained and released through a Judicial Watch lawsuit show the targeting of tea party and conservative groups came directly out of Washington D.C., not a rogue IRS office in Cincinnati.
On July 6, 2012, former Director of the IRS Rulings and Agreements Division and current Manager of Exempt Organizations Guidance Holly Paz sent an email to IRS Attorney Steven Grodnitzky asking for an explanation of how tea party group applications were being handled. Grodnitzky responded by confirming the cases were being handled in Washington.
“EOT is working the Tea party applications in coordination with Cincy. We are developing a few applications here in DC and providing copies of our development letters with the agent to use as examples in the development of their cases. Chip Hull [another lawyer in IRS headquarters] is working these cases in EOT and working with the agent in Cincy, so any communication should include him as well. Because the Tea party applications are the subject of an SCR [Sensitive Case Report], we cannot resolve any of the cases without coordinating with Rob,” Grodnitzky wrote.
When the IRS targeting scandal broke last year, officials in Washington immediately pinned the blame on the Cincinnati office. This documentation proves not only that direction was coming out of Washington, but that Washington instructed Cincinnati about how to handle tea party applications.
Goodbye to ABC.
ABC News Joins Obama and Bans American Flag Lapel Pins!
ABC NEWS BANS FLAG LAPEL PINS
This is what we get from the present attitudes in Washington .
Barbara Walters said that this was going to hurt ABC bad. And she works for ABC.
YESTERDAY THE BRASS AT ABC NEWS ISSUED ORDERS FORBIDDING REPORTERS
TO WEAR LAPEL PIN AMERICAN FLAGS OR OTHER PATRIOTIC INSIGNIA.
THEIR REASONING WAS THAT ABC SHOULD REMAIN NEUTRAL ABOUT 'CAUSES'.
SINCE WHEN IS PATRIOTISM TO BE DISCOURAGED?
I URGE YOU TO BOYCOTT ABC AND ITS SPONSORS AND AFFILIATES.
WE ARE SLOWLY LOSING EVERYTHING OUR COUNTRY STANDS FOR AND
EVERYTHING OUR MEN AND WOMEN FOUGHT AND DIED TO PRESERVE!
PLEASE FORWARD THIS TO AS MANY AS YOU CAN.
THIS HAS BEEN VERIFIED THROUGH:
THIS ONE NEEDS TO BE CIRCULATED...QUICKLY
Did they become Socialist
same laws and situations existed
What laws are on the books that force a president to release convicted felons U.S. society?
1. GW is not president
2. We have just experienced a 36,007 jailbreak on LOTUS' watch....I don't recall the same happening on GW's watch.
The Obama administration knowingly placed the lives of American citizens in jeopardy in favor of releasing illegal immigrants who had been convicted of tens of thousands of crimes and were scheduled for deportation.
CBS News reported the shocking details this way….
"The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) released 36,007 convicted criminal aliens last year who were awaiting the outcome of deportation proceedings, according to a report issued Monday by the Center for Immigration Studies.
The group of released criminals includes those convicted of homicide, sexual assault, kidnapping and aggravated assault, according to the report, which cites a document prepared by the ICE.
A majority of the releases were not required by law and were discretionary, the organization says."
According to the report, the 36,007 individuals released represented nearly 88,000 convictions, including:
•193 homicide convictions
•426 sexual assault convictions
•303 kidnapping convictions
•1,075 aggravated assault convictions
•1,160 stolen vehicle convictions
•9,187 dangerous drug convictions
•16,070 drunk or drugged driving convictions
•303 flight escape convictions
+ + Representative Lamar Smith (R-TX) issued a strong statement in reaction to this alarming news.
As reported by Breitbart... “These criminal immigrants should have been deported to ensure that they could never commit crimes on U.S. soil. But instead, ICE officials chose not to detain them and instead released them back onto American streets.
Obama administration officials want the American people to think these individuals were guilty of minor, petty offenses. But the convictions tell a chilling story.
There should be no discussion of reforming our nation’s immigration laws until the President enforces the laws currently on the books.
The safety of the American people should be the President’s top priority. We need a President who follows the law and deports criminal immigrants who violate our laws and endanger our lives.”
President Barack Obama's foreign policy can easily be summed up in a single word –failure.
Lack of focus, lack of attention, and lack of competence combined with an ideology that believes America's been too powerful, too successful in the last century, is what makes up the "Obama doctrine."
This is a president who does not believe in American exceptionalism, a president who is uninterested in national security and America's place in the world, who considers our strength part of the problem, and who believes that America is the cause of international tension.
onsider President Obama's failures in real terms:
Iran negotiations have given them a path to nuclear weapons; Weak Russian sanctions have obviously failed and have put Ukraine at risk of falling under Putin's control; Israeli-Palestinian negotiations have failed and our diplomacy has become defamatory towards Israel; Syrian negotiations have failed and Assad may have used chemical weapons again; Failure to recognize and list Boko Haram as a dangerous terrorist group by his own State Department.
The list is a long, long list, of failures. How much more can we take?
The growing terrorist threat across North Africa has received precious little attention in the United States and Boko Haram's latest outrage should focus our attention on the continuing threat from Al-Qaeda and radical Islam.
For anyone who wants to know "what difference it makes" to find and punish the Benghazi murderers, the lengthening and horrifying list of terrorist attacks across North Africa is more than a sufficient answer.
President Obama's policies are delusional. For five years he's insisted that the global war on terrorism was essentially over and won. Nothing could be further from reality.
We must return national security to the center of the political debate throughout 2014 and replace the "Obama Doctrine" of drift, decline, and defeatism with a strong Reaganite foreign policy.
Michelle carries signs...
And Hotus talks the talk backed up by NADA
Good luck girls.
Obamascare boondoggle rolls on!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Remember President Barack Obama telling Americans over and over that if they liked their current healthcare plans that they can keep them? Remember when Obamacare kicked in last October and 6 million Americans had their plans cancelled because of Obamacare? Remember when President Barack Obama stepped in and told the insurance companies to stop cancelling plans and then gave an extension for it all to be worked out?
First off, it couldn’t be worked out because the insurance companies had already spent millions of dollars re-tooling their industry to meet Obamacare requirements. The 6 million cancelled plans failed to meet Obamacare guidelines and to re-instate them would have cost the insurance industry millions more dollars to re-tool their systems again.
Secondly, the grandfather clause in Obamacare was intentionally written to make it impossible for Americans to grandfather their existing policies into our new socialist medical system. Dr. David Hogberg, a healthcare policy analyst for the National Center for Public Policy Research explained:
“If you had your plan prior to March 2010 when Obamacare became law, it was supposed to be grandfathered in. You were supposed to keep it, but the Department of Labor came out with these grandfather regulations. It’s almost like telling a guy you can keep walking on the beach as long as you don’t get any sand on your feet. It’s almost impossible not to violate.”
But what’s going to happen when Obama’s illegal extension ends?
According to some experts, up to 20 million private healthcare policies will be cancelled for failing to meet the Obamacare guidelines. Obamacare established minimum requirements for all healthcare plans offered by the insurance companies and it is estimated that up to 20 million existing polices still fail to meet those minimum requirements.
A number of insurance company executives were summoned before the House Energy and Commerce Committee this week to be grilled on the 6 million previous cancellations. Rep. Cory Gardner (R-CO) asked them whose fault was it for the cancellation notices that were sent out last year. Gardner’s website posted the following response:
“The witnesses confirmed that these [previous] cancellation notices were sent out due to the president’s healthcare law. It was also disclosed that millions more Americans will see their plans canceled when the president’s healthcare law is fully enforced.”
He then asked the executives how many plans they still offer that fail to meet Obamacare standards. Only one executive, representing Blue Cross Blue Shield answered, telling him about 3.2 million. The other insurance leaders said they would have to do some research to find out. If that’s an average figure for each of the companies represented before the hearing, the number of polices that fail to meet Obamacare’s minimum requirements easily reaches 20 million, possibly more.
That means that when the extension runs out, the insurance companies will have no option but to mail out around 20 million cancellations. Add those to the 6 million already cancelled and to the 18 million Americans that were previously uninsured then subtract Obama’s bogus figure of 8 million enrollees and you end up with 36 million uninsured Americans. That’s twice the number of uninsured Americans prior to Obamacare.
This is the success that Obama and Pelosi are proud of. No wonder our country is going down the toilet under their leadership!
Romney trying to invoke Benghazi!™ and failing miserably
Baloney....he was 100% right, but the so called moderator lamestream media butch became a substitute for LOTUS. Did she ever apologize for her incompetent arrogance?
Senior Airman Ret. Brian Kolfage is a real American hero. He has earned the right to speak out against the incompetence of the Obama administration... and so he does.
Dear President Obama,
My name is Brian Kolfage, I’m a triple amputee and retired Air Force veteran who was severely wounded on September 11, 2004 in Iraq.
I nearly died in a war that most of your colleagues supported overwhelmingly, including the two presidents who came before you. Many citizens may not agree with waging war in Iraq to free the oppressed Iraqi citizens, but it’s something that warriors like myself have no control over. I joined to serve my country and to better my life. I’ve seen things that you could never imagine, and they have made me the person I am today.
Mr. Obama, even though we have extreme opposite views, we have one thing in common, we both attended school in Hawaii. However, that’s where the similarities end. You see, as you attended your exclusive, private school, I would ride my bike to Kaimuki High School in one of the roughest areas in Hawaii. Every morning I would ride past Punahou, the exclusive private school you attended and I would notice all of the Bentleys, Maseratis, and fancy foreign cars that all the kids were dropped off in; wow it must have been extremely rough in Hawaii living that life, right? I could only imagine what it was like to have that kind of money. Fortunately for you, not many people are aware of the school that you and the upper class citizens of Hawaii attended. The tuition to attend your exclusive, private school was more than it cost me to obtain a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture from the University of Arizona. You talk a big game when it comes to financial inequality, yet I’m quite sure you have no idea what it’s truly like to have to sacrifice. You were one of the elitist children in Hawaii.
After High School, we each chose very different paths. You were able to attend America's finest Ivy League schools, while I pursued a career in the military, in hopes of earning a degree. What we have in life as children usually helps to set the tone for how we acheive success later in life. I worked to get where I am today, while it was HANDED TO YOU….Mr. Inequality.
I volunteered to go to Iraq on both of my deployments, and the second time I begged to go even after I wasn’t selected. During that second deployment, I was ultimately placed on the team where I would lose both legs and my dominant arm. Even though many Americans were against the war in Iraq, I’ve never asked myself if it was worth it after losing 3 of my limbs.
I am frequently reminded of the many young Iraqi children who would beg me for water, food, and toys while I was stationed in Iraq. Children, who in all aspects made the poorest of poor American children look rich. You have no idea what it really means to be poor. It’s laughable that you, who would have no idea what it means to be poor would so frequently play the inequality card.
While I was in Iraq, our mission was to liberate the Iraqi citizens from a tyrant and that’s what we did. Never forget, it was your people who sent us there, like the Clintons, John Kerry, Nancy Pelosi & Carl Levin. However, since the day you busted onto the scene you’ve been talking about ending the war and pulling the troops out, not understanding the blood sweat and tears that so many Americans and Iraqi’s invested. And with complete disregard for every life sacrificed, every limb lost, and every broken family, you bailed on our mission to pursue an agenda that was completely centered on your re-election in 2012. If you didn’t bail on Iraq you were worried that you may not get re-elected and that’s a fact. Just before elections on Oct 11, 2012 you said “Al Qaeda is on the run and Osama bin Laden is dead.” Look at Iraq now, they are in shambles and the Al Qaeda flag is flying freely. Clearly, you’re unfit for duty as a Commander in Chief. You put your own agenda ahead of America’s agenda, and now you have single handedly ruined and destroyed nearly everything we gained in Iraq. It clearly means nothing to you, because the only thing that you’ve personally invested in that country was a promise to bail on them. However, people like me gave limbs, friends have died, and we’ve watched families destroyed by war’s aftermath.
I’m not placing blame on you for the war, I’m placing blame on you for destroying what we’ve worked so hard to build. You’re not a leader, you’re a community organizer. A leader would have stood up regardless of the situation and put America’s agenda first and that is ensuring a secure Iraq even after 10 years of war. But, you placed Barack first, just as Robert Gates confirmed in his new book. I can’t help but think of those poor kids who I gave water and toys to 11 years ago. They’re probably 15 or 16 years old now, and I can only imagine what it’s like for them to have their nation being torn apart yet again; all because of your poor leadership qualities. Regardless of why we went to Iraq, its water under the bridge. We went there, we waged war, and we not only owed it to our KIA’s but we owed it to the citizens of Iraq. We invaded their country and turned it upside down, and you bailed on them. You bailed on our soldiers and you’ve wasted every death and every limb, it’s all for nothing. And to make matters worse you blame others for your failures
You’re just another elitist rich thug who’s pretended to live the rough life growing up in the inner-city. You’re only worried about your own agenda and furthering your party instead of taking care of Americans. Your inability to be a leader at some of the most critical points has caused both of our wars to fail. You’ve been a joke to most of our veteran community and we have no faith in your ability to lead.
Senior Airman Ret Brian Kolfage USAF
“The man who complains about the way the ball bounces is likely to be the one who dropped it."
— Lou Holtz