Posts Categorized: Support the Troops

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 »

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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 »

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“Accountability”…Obama Appoints Shinseki To Investigate Himself Over VA Scandal

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Sick Veterans left to die on secret wait lists and all Obama wants to do is wait and see? They have known about these problems for many years. And many studies and reports have already been done about the problem…so what does he want to do? Wait awhile for another investigation headed by the guy… Read more »