District of CorruptionDecember 17, 2011
This week marked an historic moment in the life of our country and our military. For nearly nine years, our nation has been at war in Iraq. More than 1.5 million Americans have served there with honor, skill, and bravery. Tens of thousands have been wounded. Military families have sacrificed greatly – none more so than the families of those nearly 4,500 Americans who made the ultimate sacrifice. All of them – our troops, veterans, and their families – will always have the thanks of a grateful nation. On Thursday, the colors our Armed Forces fought under in Iraq were formally cased in a ceremony in Baghdad before beginning their journey back home. Our troops are now preparing to make their final march across the border and out of the country. Iraq’s future will be in the hands of its own people. Our war there will be over. All of our troops will be out of Iraq. And this holiday season, all of us can finally say: welcome home.
[What I'm not telling you: The 'ending' of the war in Iraq was not through victory, but through political expediency. My presidential record is so dismal as to be from 'complete failure' to non-existant. The end had to come for no other reason than to be a 'positive' for use in my failing re-election campaign. In acknowledging the sacrifices of our military and their families is to also acknowledge my--and my family's--complete lack-of-sacrifice. Not once have we missed taking our Monthly Vacations. Why, just yesterday, "Clown Princess" Michelle with "Dutchess" Malia and "Dutchess" Sasha, wasted about one-million taxpayer dollars to fly ahead of me to start our December Monthly Vacation in Hawaii. Had we not been self-deserving of the 'royal treatment,' she and the children would have had to wait for me to conclude my 'pre-holiday' destructive efforts!!]
This is an extraordinary achievement – one made possible by the hard work and sacrifice of the men and women who had the courage to serve. And there’s a lesson to learn from that – a lesson about our character as a nation. See, there’s a reason our military is the most respected institution in America. They don’t see themselves or each other as Democrats first or Republicans first. They see themselves as Americans first.
For all our differences and disagreements, they remind us that we are all a part of something bigger; that we are one nation and one people. And for all our challenges, they remind us that there is nothing we can’t do when we stick together. They’re the finest our nation has to offer. Many will remain in the military and go on to the next mission. Others will take off the uniform and become veterans. But their commitment to service doesn’t end when they take off the uniform – in fact, I’m confident the story of their service to America is just beginning.
[What I'm not telling you: The reader must realize that I intentionally said "....the most respected institution in America...." NOT "....the most respected institution, worldwide...." I'm more-or-less forced to refer to anything "America" the same way. Through my regime's concerted efforts, you--the world-wide American image--have become a laughing-stock in statehouses around the globe! Take--for instance--the Iranian 'capture' of your drone surveillance aircraft: Did I demand it's return?!? Did I threaten deadly force?!? Did I dispatch the finest covert forces on earth, the SEALs, the Delta Force or the Army Rangers?!? Absolutely not!! After the "pretty-please" was eliminated from my statement, I--mealy mouthedly--asked that Iran return the aircraft. Now--I ask you--did my request inspire fear or even respect from the Iranians?!? Again: Absolutely not!! They went on to laughingly grant an interview with The Christian Science Monitor, mocking everything America
Traditionally, the American military votes republicRATic, a statistic I don't see changing; a statistic I need to change to continue my destructive regime. My 'welfareRAT' and 'KoolAid drinker' voter bases are deteriorating by-leaps-and-bounds! To be re-elected, I have to either shore up the aforementioned voter bases to previous levels or attract new voters. The only way the latter can happen is to continue lying at the 2008 Campaign-levels.]
After years of rebuilding Iraq, it is time to enlist our veterans and all our people in the work of rebuilding America. Folks like my grandfather came back from World War II to form the backbone of the largest middle class in history. And today’s generation of veterans – the 9/11 Generation of veterans – is armed with the skills, discipline, and leadership to attack the defining challenge of our time: rebuilding an economy where hard work pays off, where responsibility is rewarded, where anyone can make it if they try. Now it is up to us to serve these brave men and women as well as they serve us. Every day, they meet their responsibilities to their families and their country. Now it’s time to meet ours – especially those of us who you sent to serve in Washington. This cannot be a country where division and discord stand in the way of our progress. This is a moment where we must come together to ensure that every American has the chance to work for a decent living, own their own home, send their kids to college, and secure a decent retirement. This is a moment for us to build a country that lives up to the ideals that so many of our bravest Americans have fought and even died for. That is our highest obligation as citizens. That is the welcome home that our troops deserve.
[What I'm not telling you: I have to continually remark on 'the rebuilding of America,' something that was supposed to happen as a result of the $787Billion PORKulus package, which only served as a 'slush-fund' to reward my campaign supporters, donors, the labor and service union hierarchies as well as parts of the 'American-rich!' Note that I'm continuing--nay, ramping up--the class warfare and racial distinctions I'm famous for. The owe-bama Regime is continuing to make the choice to not work, more and more easy. We're advocating for further extensions of unemployment benefits; we're using the lack of verification to increase the welfareRAT rolls. The class warfare--the rich against the middleclass--is intended to vilify the rich. That seems not to be the case: more and more middleclass workers are realizing that vast mumbers of 'the rich' are the very folks who create over ninety-percent of the jobs in America!! I could cite the statistics, but we've all seen the ones that illustrated that the relatively low number of 'the rich' pay the vast majority of income taxes to the IRS; the statistics that verify more Americans 'ride in the wagon' than 'push the wagon!!' My grandfather would be rolling-over-in-his-grave at the mere mention of his return to civilian life in a democratic America. He and most of his friends found communism while serving in WWII; and were advocates of that oppressive and repressive form of government until their dying breaths!
So far as "....the welcome home that our troops deserve....;" far more is done by 'civilian' volunteer organizations than is ever done by the federal government! Even those blather opportunities by "Clown Princess" Michelle and community college lecturer, Jill Biden are little more than thinly-veiled campaign stops!]