Monday, March 16, 2009

Dear President Obama: Here's why the military loaths you (III) Is there some reason you won't listen?

Mr. President, I've tried to be as patient with you when it comes to you screwing up my country; as empty a suit who has ever lived in the White House; as possible.

I've tried to tell you that your multiple snubs of the Military are having a damaging impact across the board in our confidence in you as Commander and Chief.

From the contempt you exhibit, consciously or unconsciously, every time you "salute" as you leave the chopper, or step out of our 747; from blowing off our wounded kids so you could go shoot hoops in Landstuhl because DOD would not let you use their blood and pain as a campaign prop, to blowing off the Medal of Honor Ball at your inauguration... to this.

Your complete betrayal of every veteran of the Armed Forces of the United States.

Mr. President, you're skating on increasingly thin political ice. You see, you're starting to worry that the bloom is falling off the rose. And in that much, you're absolutely right.

When you were in, oh, about 4th grade, I was raising my hand to enlist in the United States Army.

As a part of that contract (yeah, I know... your moronic idea to continue to pump billions of our dollars into AIG has turned just the tiniest bit unpleasant with that bonus thing and all... but allegedly, a contract is a contract.) the government promised to take care of me, "from the tip of my toes to the top of my head, FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE," the recruiter said.

It was during that little tiff in Southeast Asia, Mr. President. You might have heard of the Vietnam War? I was 17, you son of a bitch. In fact, I just got my high school diploma... 37 years after I became a 16 year old senior.

And now, you're going to take that promise away from me, Mr. President? You're going to violate the word of the Government of the United States to me and the millions of others that strapped on a uniform to protect dumb shits like you, Mr. President.

See, Mr. President... this is the risk we run by serving our country. Some civilian dumb ass comes along, never set foot in uniform because he's a selfish bastard that thinks he's OWED something... and when we're done in the Military, we run the risk of someone like you... someone utterly without a clue... someone who has NO IDEA what it is to sacrifice for their country... someone like you coming along and taking it all away... so we can go back to the days of "Vets and dogs, Keep off the grass."

And that's why we're starting to loath you, Mr. President.

It's because you loath us.

And this silly-assed effort to screw us long after we served to, among others, keep YOU safe is going to cost you in the end.

Soon, Mr. President, people will begin to see you the way we see you. Every day, you're pealing off another layer... and another and another. Your leadership has been a disaster for this country and you just got here.

Senator Murray TOLD you this idiotic plan was dead on arrival. That your lackey Shinseki hasn't rammed his resignation down your arrogant throat is all I need to know about that gutless sellout as well.

Mr. President, this is by no means the "Change" I can "Believe in."

In fact... it's just the opposite.

The American Legion Strongly Opposed to President's Plan to Charge Wounded Heroes for Treatment

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Contact: Craig Roberts of The American Legion, +1-202-263-2982 Office, +1-202-406-0887 Cell

WASHINGTON, March 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The leader of the nation's largest veterans organization says he is "deeply disappointed and concerned" after a meeting with President Obama today to discuss a proposal to force private insurance companies to pay for the treatment of military veterans who have suffered service-connected disabilities and injuries. The Obama administration recently revealed a plan to require private insurance carriers to reimburse the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in such cases.

"It became apparent during our discussion today that the President intends to move forward with this unreasonable plan," said Commander David K. Rehbein of The American Legion. "He says he is looking to generate $540-million by this method, but refused to hear arguments about the moral and government-avowed obligations that would be compromised by it."

The Commander, clearly angered as he emerged from the session said, "This reimbursement plan would be inconsistent with the mandate ' to care for him who shall have borne the battle' given that the United States government sent members of the armed forces into harm's way, and not private insurance companies. I say again that The American Legion does not and will not support any plan that seeks to bill a veteran for treatment of a service connected disability at the very agency that was created to treat the unique need of America's veterans!"


1 comment:

  1. "A man who is good enough to shed his blood for the country is good enough to be given a square deal afterwards."
    Theodore Roosevelt

    "To announce that there must be no criticism of the president... is morally treasonable to the American public."
    Theodore Roosevelt

    Hope is not a plan; not all change is good. WE are the civilian national security force. We need A NATION OF RIFLEMEN now more than ever.



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