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The Worst Commander in Chief in History
God Bless the USA: My Husband Mark (on the rt.) and son Alex (in the middle) honored at a Red Wings Game.
Our son had two weeks of R&R (the Army acronym for “Rest and Relaxation”) from Afghanistan. Thankfully – he considers our home in Lansing “home” so he told his new wife – if you stay with my mother and father in Lansing – I’ll go there for my R&R and then we all can be together.
So Kristen and our little granddaughter came to stay with us in November. We waited for our wonderful son to come home to us – to come home to his new wife and his little girl who is now almost nine months old. He left when she was less than a month old.
My son’s unit is the 4/23rd Infantry Battalion – Stryker Brigade, US Army. Alex has seen things no one should ever have to see. His life, and the life of the other soldiers in his unit are constantly on the line over there. They are boots on the ground, infantry, dodging bullets, bombs and living like animals. They sacrifice all for our country and as I’ve always said – for complete strangers. They’re not only willing to die for their loved ones and family – they are willing to die to maintain the rights and the liberty of complete strangers. It takes a very special kind of person to become a soldier.
Our daughter Allie works for the Tampa Bay Rays – and she was able to arrange (with her contacts in Detroit, Michigan) – to the surprise of both my husband and son – a wonderful tribute to them by the Detroit Red Wings. The video you see was taken by Allie. I can not watch it without crying, and I mean the tears streaming down my face crying.
It was a packed Red Wings stadium and they all got to their feet and cheered for my husband then an active duty Colonel in the Army recently back from a year in Iraq, my son a SPC in the Army home from Afghanistan for two weeks and another wonderful soldier.
You may have been listening to the news that the Stryker Brigade is going to very dangerous places lately. I can’t believe my son is in this unit – it’s so different when it’s your BABY – but he is. I won’t share the few things he told while home – I had to pray WHILE he relayed some of what he saw and was a part of. I wanted to run from the room screaming – but I listened and my heart went out to my son – a young man of 22 who has lost some good friends and has seen a glimpse of hell. He's also seen his share of pure evil.
My parallel concern is that my son and so many other heroes are risking so much for our country and all this President talks about and works on is a sweeping health care reform bill that the American people do not want!
This is an outrage that goes beyond anger. I have to fight hating this President – the Commander-in-Chief who acts less like a Commander-in-Chief than any other President in my life-time and probably in history. I venture to say he will probably go down in history as being THE worst Commander in Chief the U.S. has ever had to date.
At a time when our country is at war – he never stops with his Obama care – something the American people have made so clear that the vast majority hates, didn’t ask for and definitely does not want.
I wish I could talk to him. If I could I would say: Your obsession Mr. President -- with something that is not wanted and is not nearly as important as our national security is mind boggling.
I would even understand if you had become obsessed with the economy. I could at least understand the need to help all the unemployed hurting Americans. There would be some comfort in knowing you care for a cause that is bigger and more important than yourself.
Instead, you have spent a year touting this ridiculous socialist-like take-over of our country by attempting to introduce a sweeping health care bill. If you had taken one fraction of your time meeting with, planning and executing strategies to WIN the war on terror perhaps we wouldn’t be losing lives in Iraq and Afghanistan as we have. Did you even notice it has escalated? The death toll Mr. President. I’m talking about the deaths of young and not so young, heroic men and women. My impression is, even if you had noticed, you don’t care. But what would you know of such a thing? Heroism I refer to. I suppose you believe trying to quit smoking is heroic…
In one year of your Presidency Mr. Obama, you can take credit that 30% of all the 8 year Afghanistan war causalities occurred since you took office. That’s 30% of ALL CASUALITIES President Obama – on your stinking watch! Why President Obama, aren’t you spending much more of your time trying to DECREASE those numbers? How DO you sleep at night?
You are a national disgrace Mr. Obama, I am so very sorry to say. You make President Nixon look like an angel. Your narcissistic, ego-feeding attempt to make a program for some type of legacy you’ve dreamed up is despicable. Oh, did I mention it is something the American people by a vast majority do not want in any way shape or form?
My Son Alex told me he slept out on the dirt and sand for a month while they built a Forward Operating Base. My Son who takes a shower every day under normal conditions said, he finds sand and grit in places he didn’t think possible while in Afghanistan.
And he’s also told me he has watched the life leave the eyes of a dying soldier.
I pray every day that someone will not one day tell me they saw the same in my son’s eyes.
You have no clue President Obama what it is like for his wife to wait here in the United States, with a Commander in Chief who is incapable of doing anything other than feed his own ego. She waits and prays no one will come to the door to tell her that her husband has been killed.
You are incapable of actually being the Commander in Chief and taking charge of a situation that needs much of your attention! I do not understand why you are not relieved of your duties because you are an utter failure thus far.
I pray you will somehow, by some miracle, wake up and you will have a conscience and get about the things that are important, essential and need to be addressed in this country. The War on Terror would be just about number 1 and the hurting economy that is teetering on destruction – an economy you have made dramatically worse by tripling the national debt during your first year -- would be a close second.
Health care? While it is something that should be addressed, it could never be more important than those who have sacrificed all and who are prepared to sacrifice all to protect the very liberties and freedoms that made someone like you President of the United States. They - our military -- deserve so much more of your time and attention Mr. President. So much more!