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Mr. President, I’m Specifically Disgusted With You, And Specifically Proud Of The Troops


I received an email from “Nick” this evening during the show, which I read on air. Nick is a regular listener and his brother is in Afghanistan, serving you and me and the United States of America. Here it is for you to read, too:

My brother, a SSGT in the USMC emailed me tonight. This is what he said. As a fleet sailor, I wish I was there to serve along side [him] but my time has long come and gone, These words speak for themselves.

“Nick I hope all is well wth you guys, please tell your mom [------] passed away on the 11th, thanx and give her a big hug for me. Hope to outta this place in a few weeks. These people suck they are pissed about the quran being burned and the soldier that killed all the locals, but when they set IED’s and kill off a bunch of our guys no one says s^&t. We need to either make this place a parking lot or get the F outta here it is not worth an American life or limb. Sorry to vent but I feel better now. laters, [-----].”

I don’t know whether this reflects the general morale or not, but is it any wonder that the United States military has no respect for its Commander-in-Chief because of things he says like the following?

President Barack Obama is calling the alleged slaying of 16 Afghan civilians by a U.S. soldier “absolutely tragic and heartbreaking” and said that he is still “proud generally” of what U.S. troops have achieved in Afghanistan while working under “enormous strain.”

But he says it is important to make sure the U.S. is not in Afghanistan any longer than it needs to be.

Obama made his remarks Monday in an interview with Denver television station KCNC.

Generally proud of our troops? What a loser. I was doing show prep this afternoon when I heard someone make this claim on Neil Cavuto’s show on Fox News. Neil was incredulous and asked the guest whether the President of the United States had actually said that he was “proud generally” of the troops. Well, he apparently did say it in an interview with a Denver television station.

So why isn’t the mainstream media asking him what he means, that he’s generally proud of our troops?

I am generally disgusted by this man.

Nick, please tell your brother that Americans are proud of him.

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2 Responses to “Mr. President, I’m Specifically Disgusted With You, And Specifically Proud Of The Troops”

  1. Mel K. #

    I agree with Nick’s brother. We get a blip of coverage when one of their own kills soldiers or dozens of civilians, yet the minute it is the doing of an American soldier we are the bad guys once again. Also it is being reported that after this particular soldiers last deployment that he was seriously injured with a brain injury. Is he really to blame or the men and women who chose to deploy him at fault as well? Serious PTSD is being reported in those who never ventured as many times to the front as this man. Is it any wonder between the mental stress and injury that he snapped? I do not think so.

    March 13, 2012 at 8:33 pm
  2. Really? My eldest son is serving in the USCG and I am ALWAYS proud of him and the men & women he serves with. It is comments like these that make me proud generally to admit I’m an American…when I travel overseas it’s often a bit of a colon cleansing moment when someone asks where I’m from – my answer is usually based on what kind of stupidity my elected officials recently displayed via the worldwide press. There’s been times I’ve been a closet Canadian because of the mindless comments coming from Washington…OK, I pretended to be a Canadian for most of the last Bush administration but who could blame me??
    Seriously, BHO – you owe the entire US armed forces community a HUGE apology for this blunder. If you can apologize to the Afganies for accidentally burning books then you can certainly apologize to your own troops!!

    March 14, 2012 at 8:41 am