Skip to comments.Mr. Obama, Our Troops Are Dying! Blue Star Mom Rips Obama in Video Plea for Afghan Troop Support
Posted on 11/13/2009 5:16:44 PM PST by kristinn
"By the way, how many golf games have you played? How many parties have you had? How many fundraisers and campaign events have you attended in the last ninety days since you were told we needed more troops?"
A video by the mother of soldier deployed to Afghanistan posted to You Tube on Veterans Day contains an emotional plea to Barack Obama to send more troops to Afghanistan and rips Obama for partying, golfing and dithering while soldiers like her son are in desperate need of reinforcements.
The video is entitled, Mr. Obama, Our Troops are Dying!
She calls herself 'Debbie' and says she took her son to the airport on November 2nd when his leave was up to rejoin his outfit, 5th Stryker Brigade 1-17 ID.
The five-minute-thirty-five-second video is illustrated with photos of the war in Afghanistan and grieving families back home. Debbie addresses Obama throughout the video. At the beginning she tells Obama she is speaking as a mother of a soldier and that for the first time in her adult life, she is embarrassed by her president.
She describes her son as "a husband and father of two young children, a brother, an uncle and a friend."
Here is a transcript of a good part of the video:
"As commander-in-chief you don't have the luxury to ponder this decision as if it were one of your many parties at the White House.
"Mr. Obama, as you fly around the world apologizing for America and try to get the Olympics in your hometown, and golf, and have party after party after party in the White House our men and women are dying and losing limbs in Afghanistan.
"By the way, how many golf games have you played? How many parties have you had? How many fundraisers and campaign events have you attended in the last ninety days since you were told we needed more troops?
"How can you justify that when you've had maybe five or six war councils in the same amount of time?
"These men and women are not your political pawns. You can't put this decision off any longer. There's a difference between caution and indecision. You can never take away the feelings of abandonment seared in the hearts and minds of our troops and their families.
"Mr. Obama your indecision has left blood on your hands. You, sir, should be ashamed of yourself. Your priorities are in disarray. Your top focus should be to protect the troops defending your freedom and keeping our homeland safe.
"You said the war in Afghanistan was a war of necessity. I personally can never forgive you for misleading us. You made it sound like you were going to do what needed to be done to win in Afghanistan. Another lie. Instead you put them on the backburner in hopes of pushing through a health care reform that most of us don't even want.
"You left my son and all the other troops like sitting ducks. Mr. Obama you should be ashamed of yourself.
"....Do you have any idea what your indecision is doing to the morale of our troops? Mr. Obama, the clock is ticking and the blood is spilling.
"In closing I want to thank Gen. McChrystal for his sacrifice and service. Your frustration must be huge not having a president to support you. We support you here at home..."
The video was written about in a column at the Examiner blog site with a message from 'Debbie.'
"Debbie - MY name is Debbie and my son is a member in the 5th Stryker Brigade 1-17 ID fighting in Afghanistan. I can't just sit here any longer while the extra troops they need are being pushed on the back burner. I created a YouTube video and I hope you can help by watching it and passing it along. We need to keep our Soldiers in the forefront and I don't know how else to help them. Please help me and view this video immediately and pass it on. This comes straight from the heart of the mother of an American Soldier. YouTube Video Mr. Obama Our Troops Are Dying. Please honor this mother's request."
The description of the video at You Tube is: "My feelings, as a mother of a U.S. soldier, about President Obama's indecision and procrastination towards sending more troops to Afghanistan to reinforce those now fighting there."
The You Tube account that uploaded the video, ThePatriotRoom, was created on November 2nd, the same day 'Debbie' took her son to the airport for his return to Afghanistan. This is the only video uploaded to this account.
Mr. Obama, Our Troops are Dying! had been viewed 224 times at the time of this posting according to the You Tube counter.
Compassion he has none. We feel for you
Expletives deleted!!!! ..... 0bama
That was heart wrenching to listen to, but it must be heard.
My daughter turned 18 yesterday and she’s decided to enlist in the AF.
I can only imagine.
Watch it. Rate it.
Tell her thanks. And God bless.
Will pass it along here and elsewhere.
Please watch, rate and pass around. Thanks!
posted to Facebook...
Hey, Civ. Ping!
Thanks Justa and Kristinn, I’ll send it out to my lists.
Thanks for sending it out far and wide. I just did.
Thank you both. Will send out that excellent message.
Sorry, can’t watch it. I get chest pains and start to breathe rapidly just thinking about watching it. No sarcasm there. No, really, not a bit.
Heartbreaking...Write your Congressmen, the Armed Services Committee. Either give them the support they need or get them the hell out! I favor the latter.
She did a very good job stating the case for families. If you know any Blue Star Moms who blog have them pass it along.
DC Chapter ping
Thank you very much. I will.
I’ll do what I can this evening to spread this everywhere I can. Every American should watch this video.
One more bump for this great post before I hit the sack...
Thanks much, jaz!
You pinged your list freema and that is more than some will/have done. Your feelings are perfectly understandable. Thanks!
Your post about your daughter reminds me of 2 young women who did/wanted to do what your daughter did! One of them I worked with. She was waiting for her graduation, then she left for training. She told me that her dad was a Persian Gulf War 1 veteran (1991), and he had been her inspiration to go into the service herself!
The second girl who went in was a girl who worked with one of my daughters in a local restaurant. After 911, she was telling my daughter that she had either enlisted, or was seriously thinking about it. This was only 2 examples of girls enlisting after high school. Still another, was a young nurses aide who was training in the hospital where my other daughter was staying in after a severe illness. This girl was saying that when she was through with her nurse training, she was joining the Army as a nurse!
Then there were some local boys who went in. Well one wasn’t a boy exactly. He was in his early 30s. He was one in our area that was killed in Iraq! He had gone to the High School I had attended, and his family had been in the area since pioneer times. The thing that was touching, was that our high school’s mascot, or team name was “The Warriors”. This young man had been a “Weber High Warrior” in high school; then was still a ‘warrior’ for our country when he died!
Another local boy came back injured, but had recovered quite well! Then there was a boy in the local bread bakery who was joining the Marines after graduation. I hadn’t heard about so many young people joining up for many years! And this was due in a large part to 9-11! This was so amazing!
On “You Tube”, I couldn’t quite get over the large number of young people who were already enlisted/were enlisting, and were actually excited by going! One would think, the way they they talked, that they were going on a Spring-break vacation!
Another amazing thing was the large number of girls enlisting! Over all, the most of them were anxious to ‘serve their country’, and didn’t seem afraid of having to go to war. Now that might change, that’s true. But I don’t know, they seemed determined!
This mother is dead on. The blood of every single warrior wounded or killed in Afghanistan is indeed on B. Hussein Obama's hands. It is pointless to write to my senator Karl Lenin about this because he is the Chairman of the Senate Armed Forces Committee and he knows all about this. He just doesn't give a damn. Their blood is on his hands too.
Our son, Cpl RushLake USMC is standng in the breach this morning.
Posted to Facebook and asked others to pass it along. Unfortunately, Youtube does not appear to be updating the view counter.
You bet, Justa.
Oliver North and Murtha Watch special ping.
This is fantastic!
It needs to go viral.
Send it to everyone in your contacts lists, make it the standard for our troops.
This woman is great and Obama is a POS and she is calling it as it is!
pass it on and thanks for sending it to me.
Watched it and commented.
It is easy to get emotional over these type things.
Sent her a message at youtube.
Also tweeted it.
The People's Sunday Free Press as usual had several slathering articles and op-eds about president punk. One writer, Miss Mitch Albom, opines that punk is still viewed with hope in other parts of the world.
You’re welcome. Nice photo.
Thank you for helping get this out to people.