This latest bullshit comes from a SCOAMF who has never and will never be in a combat zone. His arrogance and stupidity place him in the “worst president ever” category. The sooner this suckwad gets kicked out of office, the better.
Via Big Peace.
While I understand that only a fraction of the population of this nation is directly affected by what you are about to read, I would never-the-less like to remind you that the remainder of the population is affected coincidentally. While the majority of the American population probably never even considered the Armed Forces as a possible career objective, there are those who never considered life without serving their country, in uniform, on a field of combat. Most of these young men and women never take the time to internalize some idealized vision of charging death for God and Country, they just have a burning desire for the call on their lives to do so and then, most importantly, they act!
……Obama, however, was apparently never burdened with that urgent call to serve others or his country selflessly. And because the only thing he ever answered to was a call to “self-empowerment” and self-ingratiation, he has been a brutal failure as a moral leader and Commander in Chief.
……As of February 1st 2012, Obama has determined that Combat Pay for US forces will be determined by a new criteria. In general, Afghanistan has been deemed a combat zone and all US forces deployed in that region have been eligible for combat pay due to the certainty of encountering dirt-bags in firefights, ambushes, IED’s or suicide bombings. This new policy now requires having been shot at first. For those not understanding the problem with this, it now says that the US Government has effectively declared Afghanistan a “safe zone”! And this in spite of the nearly daily reports of Americans being either wounded or killed!
This newest insult is certainly an effort to bolster what will be his campaign claim to have “pacified” Afghanistan during his tenure and having kept one of his last campaign promises to bring all troops home by the end of his first term. But here again is where perception, does not align with reality. In a land where the Taliban are given new control over the country by our unwillingness to hold them accountable in combat and where discussions of “peace talks” include promises to release known murderous thugs back onto the battlefield where our troops still operate, the Taliban have made it clear they are not only not in talks but that they are not interested.
Is this the “safe” Afghanistan where Warriors are still forced to patrol daily, are wounded in daily, killed in daily, betrayed by Afghan Soldiers and Police Cadets, daily and which the Obama Administration has now effectively declared no longer a combat zone?
So once again, the health and well-being of our Warriors will suffer for political expedience. In addition, all troops fired upon, wounded or killed by our “Afghan partners” will not be viewed as combat deaths but fratricide/murder, making those incidents criminal acts. This will affect the way United States Marines, Soldiers, Airmen, Sailors and Coast Guardsmen who are wounded or killed in that polluted land are treated by this government. It will also most likely change the SGLI eligibility status from non-taxable to taxable!!
Obama’s insult is par for the course. The DemLeft hates the military. And we’re talking sneering, spit-flecked, envious, resentful, depraved, boorish hate.
Leftist groups, artists, college students, academic intelligentsia, and politicians reserve a special hatred for the military. Some of them even like to crash military funerals and spew anti-war sentiment at the families of the fallen.
Bubba Clinton wrote a letter to his draft board explaining that “so many fine people have come to find themselves loving their country but loathing the military”. Bubba also organized and led anti-war demonstrations in London while a student at Oxford. Dennis Kucinich snubbed the military in Iraq in deference to kissing Syrian leader Assad’s ass. John Murtha slandered the troops, Jim Moran disrespects them on a regular basis, and Pete Stark likes to give smarmy responses to the concerns of service members who question his hostility.
We are also saddled with Obama’s visceral hatred. The Dhimmi-in-Chief gives consolences to the families of muslim terrorists, ordered a religious funeral for Osama Bin Laden, classifies domestic muslim terrorism against the military as “work place violence”, wanted to prosecute CIA interrogators for doing what it takes to save American lives, and said that winning in Afghanistan “isn’t necessarily the goal”. To punctuate his scatterbrained defeatism, the asinine ROE he approved endangers troops. He disrepects the wishes of military families for a photo op and he just reduced the hazardous duty pay of military members in harm’s way to $7.50 per diem, but raised the salaries of government bureaucrats by thousands of dollars.
I can see it now; if you got shrapnel from an IED or narrowly missed getting hit by a mortar or bullets from an AK47, tough luck. You really weren’t “shot at”. Besides, “almost” only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades. It takes a special kind of ingrate to disrespect people who are risking their lives defending you. It’s a safe bet the majority of service members do not like Obama or his dismissive, arrogant attitude.
When it comes to hate, two parties can play that shit. Newsflash, B. Hussein: The feeling is mutual.