Posts Categorized: Support the Troops

Which office is he running for?  PotUS or PoS?

Which office is he running for? PotUS or PoS?

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Anyone care to put a positive spin on this bit of cake-hole rant: How is Trump worthy of Republican support? The only thing he has going for him is what is running against him across the aisle in the 2016 presidential election. But Trump is anything other than presidential. He is unfit to be commander-in-chief…. Read more »

Memorial Day- Solemn, Happy, or Both?

Memorial Day- Solemn, Happy, or Both?

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Christian Jacobs hugs the headstone of his father U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Christopher Jacobs as mother Brittany, wipes away a tear in Arlington National Cemetery A friend recently posted this iconic 2007 photo of Christian Golczynski:   His father, Marine Staff Sgt. Marc Golczynski, was shot and killed while on patrol during his second tour… Read more »

Christmas reminds us of how different Obama is from W

Christmas reminds us of how different Obama is from W

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    Each year that he was in office George W. Bush never left Washington DC until the day after Christmas and there was a reason for that. A most unselfish reason. But here’s the thing: In December, we never left Washington, D.C., until the day after Christmas. Never. Mr. Bush and his wife, Laura,… Read more »

Photo of the Day

Photo of the Day

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Screw military decorum: Karis Oglesby’s parents feared their little girl wouldn’t remember her dad’s face by the time he came home from his eight-month-deployment to Kuwait. They had nothing to worry about. The little girl, who turns 3 on Thursday, interrupted a military homecoming ceremony this week after she spotted her father standing in the… Read more »

Did President Obama Just Deliver a Political Memorial Day Speech?

Did President Obama Just Deliver a Political Memorial Day Speech?

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Someone tell me that it’s just my ODS-ometer going off and he didn’t really just inject a political point into his Arlington speech, as if he’s still campaigning: President Obama highlighted the U.S. drawdown in Afghanistan during his annual Memorial Day speech in Arlington, Va. on Monday, casting it as a historic time of remembrance… Read more »

By Michael Totten

Memorializing Our Fallen in Ramadi

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Why Ramadi matters: The fall of Ramadi is highly symbolic and of substantial strategic significance, despite the protestations to the contrary of Chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey. In a joint press conference with Defense Secretary Ashton Carter on April 16, Dempsey stated: “The city itself is not symbolic is… Read more »

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Why Does “American Sniper” Divide Us into “Left” and “Right”?

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Whatever the truth about Chris Kyle (and I suspect, like most, the real Chris Kyle was a complex person; and lived tall tales while fabricating others), he is an American hero. My understanding of the film is that it’s not meant to make a political statement. But I suppose everything under the sun is political… Read more »

"Leave no fallen comrade behind"....except Afghan Terps?

“Leave no fallen comrade behind”….except Afghan Terps?

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The price of aiding and abetting the U.S.? One of the most often repeated phrases in our military culture is “Leave No Fallen Comrade Behind.” Many service members relied so heavily on their Afghan and Iraqi translators that some were considered members of the unit. It goes without saying that, when troops are in the… Read more »

Tuesday Veterans Day Funnies

Tuesday Veterans Day Funnies

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David Masciotra of Salon wrote a little rant, lecturing Americans to feel ingratitude toward those who serve, just in time for Veterans Day, entitled: You don’t protect my freedom: Our childish insistence on calling soldiers heroes deadens real democracy “Childish”?! I considered some of his points; but he’s missing the point of why those who… Read more »