Skip to comments.Obama Reminds the Greatest Generation How He's Changing the Military
Posted on 06/06/2014 6:40:05 AM PDT by Rusty0604
At a ceremony commemorating some of the bravest Americans of World War II, President Barack Obama reminded the "greatest generation" how the U.S. military has changed under his command, by slipping in references to immigrants and women.
"Rock, I want you to know that Staff Sgt. Melvin Sabillo Martin, who is here today, is following in your footsteps. He just had to become an American first. Because Melvin was born in Honduras, moved to the United States, joined the Army. After tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, he was reassigned to the 82nd Airborne. And Sunday, he'll parachute into Normandy.
"Wilson, you should know that Specialist Janice Rodriguez, who joined the Army not even two years ago, was assigned to the 101st Airborne and just last month earned the title of the 101st Airborne Division Air Assault Soldier of the Year. And that's inspiring, but not surprising, when the women of today's military have taken on responsibilities, including combat, like never before."
The remark was greeted with silence.
In January 2013, Obama -- invoking "fairness and equality" -- announced that he was "moving to open" more military positions, including ground combat units, to women.
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One of those old vets should have stuck their cane in a certain place on a certain someone.
Even with these guys it’s all about him and what he has done. Sickening.
That’s Obama for you.
There’s nothing he won’t politicize.
I hope he lives a long, full life and gets to see everything he believes in completely obliterated.
Even the D-Day remembrance turned out to be “All about him and what he has done” What a narcissistic creature he is.
This Communist with his pen and his phone is decimating the greatest military in world history. He is the anti-Reagan. In future totalitarian states, they should erect a statue of Obama along side Lenin and Marx on their heavily militarized squares.
Saul Alinsky would be proud that one of his disciples has accomplished so much in bringing down America, with another disciple waiting in the wings to finish the job.
Yeah, because the Greatest Generation would ever allow their sisters, wives and mothers to fight alongside them and get killed in WWII, said no WWII vet ever.
That certain someone would have probably enjoyed it.
this idiot we have now doesn't understand that.
I’m surprised he didn’t brag about LGBT pride in the military.
Don’t forget this administration’s hostility to religious faith in the military.
I truly hate this man. I refuse to listen to him but did he mention to all those Greatest Generation soldiers that he is the first president to allow with open arms fudge packers and flute players in the services?
I hope he rots in hell for eternity.
“The remark (about including women in combat roles) was greeted with silence.”
You can’t snow combat veterans about the real purpose of the military. Sometimes politicians like Bill Clinton & Barak Obama just can’t help themselves and forget the first rule of public speaking -— know your audience.
Perfectly summed up!
My forebarers are combat vets from WW2 and if they were there or still alive I am sure they would have given him the one finger salute.
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