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Can Anyone Accept this? I can NOT!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

More than 1,000 American soldiers have lost their lives in Afghanistan in the last 27 months. This is more than the combined total of the nine years before. Thirty have died in August. The commander in chief is AWOL. Not a peep, although he ordered the White House flag flown at half mast for the Shiks that were killed. There is a deep disgust, a fury, growing in the ranks of the military against the indifferent incompetence of this president. It has taken on a dangerous tone. No one knows what to do about him, but the anger runs deep as the deaths continue with no strategic end in sight to the idiocy of this war.

Obama has had 4 years to end this futile insanity, during which time he has vacationed, golfed, campaigned, and generally ignored the plight of our men and women in uniform. But, there is now a movement afoot in the armed services to launch a massive get out the vote drive against this president. Not just current active duty types, but the National Guard, Reserves, the retired, and all other prior service members. This is no small special interest group, but many millions of veterans who can have an enormous impact on the outcome of the November election if they all respond.

The million military retirees in Florida alone could mean an overwhelming victory in that state if they all show up at the polls. It might not keep another one hundred U.S. troops from dying between now and November, but a turn out to vote by the military against this heart breaking lack of leadership can make a powerful statement that hastens a change to the indifference of this shallow little man who just lets our soldiers die.
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    55% of people over here think we should pull out immediately! I hope this war ends soon. We are losing so many of our young troops lately!
    I worry about the Middle east and Sudan though! Will that be the next conflict?
    1977 days ago
  • NANAW12001
    Praying that it will end soon.
    I am a proud US Army veteran.
    1978 days ago
    Lots of emotion here as there should be. No parent should outlive their children but I also know that freedom isn't free. George Bush Jr had this for a few more years than Obama and I'm sure he seldom missed a vacation or developed an exit strategy. I guess there is no easy way to end this tragedy, but I do hope it ends soon, with the current or future administration.
    1978 days ago
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