Where are the “President lied, people died” protestors now?

Family Security Matters

by DR. ROBIN MCFEE

 

As friends and I got together writing letters for the troops, it struck us how many of our contemporaries are unaware Americans are fighting a war, or that some of military will not return to their native soil alive. I can’t think of any other major conflict where there has been such a disconnection between those who serve, and those who are served. At this time of year, with Memorial Day just a week away, the sacrifice made by so few for so many should be front and center in our consciousness. Alas it may just be another inconvenient truth.

Coming home, the flag that draped my father’s casket as backdrop to reading the newspaper which no longer talks about the military, unless a local person is killed, or a photo op from a Memorial Day service, is in stark contrast from our early days in Iraq and Afghanistan. You’d think there wasn’t a war being waged or Americans in harm’s way, based upon the media coverage, or more accurately, lack thereof.  It made me think of how far we have come as a nation – the good, and the bad, and how the political winds of fortune play a role in the lives of people who risk their security for ours.

Would it surprise anyone to know that more US servicemen and women have died in Afghanistan on Obama’s watch than during the W Bush presidency? The government data on US servicemen/women deaths are clear. Yet where is the public outrage? Where are the protests with clarion calls “Obama Lied, Soldiers Died” being chanted in the streets the way they were when George W. Bush was POTUS? Where is the righteous indignation and concern over military deaths from Code Pink, or the other anti-war protestor groups? Where are the daily front page news items about our brave men and women in uniform who remain in harm’s way?

Sadly the number of flags folded at funeral services over the last 7 years, with the all too familiar phrase “on behalf of a grateful nation” has been greater than the years beforehand, in no small measure due to Obama’s foreign policy in Afghanistan, and even sadder, it does not define or inform his foreign policy either. As an aside, one could of course argue that the number of people – civilians, allies, enemies, and troops – killed due to Obama’s foreign policy errors has eclipsed what has occurred under Bush’s watch.  Beyond the idiotic misnomer Arab Spring which saw allies brought to the brink, is the emergence of ISIS (NOT a JV team!) whose efforts towards Christian genocide has resulted in incalculable deaths. ISIS’ ambition towards extra-regional caliphate has led to untold suffering, loss of irreplaceable historic treasures, and death from the Middle East, to Europe and beyond. Instead of one major group of radical killers and their franchisees (Al Qaeda) we now have two major non state sponsors of terrorism, in addition to a more deadly form of state terrorism sponsor – Iran on Obama’s watch. Then there are deaths associated with Putin unchecked, and Syria unchecked, and Palestinians unchecked, and Iran unchecked (which includes Hezbollah), and, well you get the idea. There’s a lot of bloodshed on his watch, not that you would read about it in the major papers, or see it on the major networks. Clearly there are no “Obama Lied, People Died” protests.

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‘Why Doesn’t EVERYONE Notice This?’

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We have to admit: Watching President Obama’s final State of The Union was tough to watch.

Not because it was his last one forever and we were getting all sentimental about his policies while in office.

It was because his view of what has happened over the last 7 years is so diametrically opposed to the actual truth and reality of where we really are in America today.

As time has rolled on and President Obama’s plans, proposals, philosophy and policies were laid out in the open, it became readily apparent that he has a very limited understanding of economics, business practices and how jobs are created, sustained and maintained in America. His understanding of federal budget and tax policy is limited to his dreams about his liberal agenda, not whether it actually works to create jobs and stimulate growth and prosperity for everyone.

On foreign policy, he has tried to reverse over 200 years of American defense and foreign policy stature first by apologizing for it in the early stages of his Presidency and later, by retreating from the world stage and withdrawing America from a strong position as the world’s remaining superpower.

He doesn’t even understand practical politics which, at its pinnacle, requires a Chief Executive in the White House with the dexterity and political acumen to reach across the aisle and build working majorities in both chambers of Capitol Hill.

Even he admitted he was a failure at that crucial task in his SOTU.

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No Word From Golfing Obama After Deadliest Attack on US Troops in Afghanistan in 3 Years

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(CNSNews.com) – Responding to the deadliest attack against U.S. forces in Afghanistan in more than three years, the White House issued a statement Monday saying its “thoughts and prayers are with the victims, their families, and their loved ones.”

“We express our deepest condolences to the families of the six U.S. service members killed and to all of those injured in today’s Taliban attack near Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan,” said the statement, issued by White House press secretary Josh Earnest.

There was no statement from President Obama, who is vacationing in Hawaii with his family. Obama played golf on Monday afternoon at the Mid-Pacific Country Club, after a morning workout at the Marine Corps Base Hawaii.

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OPERATION BOLO – Obama’s War on ISIS

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BOLO – In the US military, a term denoting a screw up, a failure; i.e. “He BOLO’d the M-16 range.”

Not to be confused with the police and FBI term, BOLO, BE ON THE LOOKOUT

Now, that that’s cleared up…

At the Pentagon today, Ash Carter met with El Presidente, his national security staff and the mannequins in military uniforms, the JCS.

Carter really is the perfect guy to be Secretary of Defense for Obama, in this critical hour of a world war with ISIS and back-engineering the military like it’s some alien craft at Area S4 in Nevada.

Oops, maybe I shouldn’t have said, Area S4.

Anyhoo…

Carter is a nice guy, with enough physics knowledge to be the OIC (officer in charge) in Scotty’s engine room on the Enterprise. Not sure what his knowledge of military affairs is, but that doesn’t matter in this day and age. Carter is Obama’s Candyman, the leader of Operation BOLO, the US military plan to destroy ISIS.

“Who can take the military…

Destroy it with PC…

The Candyman, can…

Cause he mixes it with love

And, makes ISIS feel good…”

President Obama was talking tough today to ISIS, which is like getting a death threat from Captain Kangaroo.

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What’s Actually in the Trans Pacific Partnership?

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On November 5, the White House released the text of the 5,544 page Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) that President Obama had just finished negotiating under the FastTrack authority that Congress gave him. That trade pact can no longer be amended. The up-or-down votes in the House and Senate will take place as early as January 2016.

So what’s in the TPP? Here’s a quick summary:

  1. A legislative body superior to Congress
  2. A vehicle to pass Obama’s climate change treaty
  3. Increased legal immigration
  4. Reduced patent protection for U.S. pharmaceuticals
  5. Quotas on U.S. agricultural exports
  6. Increased currency manipulation
  7. Reduced U.S. power

That’s the summary. Here are the details.

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Obama Orders Flags At Half-Staff After Oregon Shooting; Waited Five Days After The Chattanooga Recruiting Station Shooting…

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Politicizing the Oregon shooting. Update to this story.

Via The Hill:

President Obama is ordering flags on public buildings and grounds to be flown at half-staff until Tuesday following the deadly mass shooting at a community college in Oregon.

American flags will be lowered at the White House and public buildings and military installations across the country as well as at U.S. embassies and posts abroad.

Obama delivered his proclamation shortly after he finished a press conference at the White House where he discussed the school shooting for the second time in two days.

“The politics has to change,” Obama told reporters, saying he would continue talking about gun control measures for the remainder of his term.

His presidential proclamation is intended as “a mark of respect for the victims of gun violence perpetrated” Thursday at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Ore.

Obama first responded to the Oregon shooting that left nine people dead, along with the lone gunman, and several more injured, during a press conference on Thursday evening.

“This is a political choice that we make, to allow this to happen every few months in America,” a visibly angry Obama said then. “We collectively are answerable to those families who lose their loved ones because of our inaction.”

Many Republicans have pushed back on calls for new gun measures in the wake of the shooting, while Democrats called for an end to the “carnage” of mass shootings.

Obama last ordered flags to fly at half-staff at the White House and other federal buildings following a July shooting that left five U.S. services members dead in Chattanooga, Tenn.

Obama’s proclamation came shortly after the names of the shooting victims were released by the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office. The victims ranged in age from 18-67.