Skip to comments.Few Marines in Afghanistan wake for Obama's speech
Posted on 12/01/2009 9:08:08 PM PST by Dubya
CAMP LEATHERNECK, Afghanistan Only a handful of the thousands of troops in the U.S. Marines' main base here thought it worth the effort to get out of bed for President Barack Obama's speech on Afghanistan, which began at 5:30 a.m. local time.
In the workout gym one of the few public places with TVs only two Navy Seabee engineers were watching when the speech began, and they were sharply divided on the wisdom of the president's plan.
"I didn't really hear a good reason," said E3 Steven Lewis, 23, of Boise, Idaho. "I think it's all gone on too long. 9/11 happened a long time ago."
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Nativity scene in the us capitol
The Supreme Court has ruled that there cannot be a nativity scene in the U.S. Capitol this Christmas season.
This isn’t for any religious reason. They simply have not been able to find Three Wise Men in Washington, D.C.
A search for a virgin continues.
There will be no problem, however, finding enough Donkeys to fill the stable.
Ike showed us how to get out of Korea. Harry Truman is the only Pres. in my life time to lead America to win a war.
FK NO! Get politics out of WAR and let our troops do what they do!
LOL? I find nothing funny here.!
Just as long as we’re out by 2012 so there’s no quagmire there which might impact Obama’s odds at re-election. What’s more important?.. America (Defeating the terrorists), or The Democrat Party (winning an election)? And the Democrat’s answer is.. (drum roll please)... ELECTION!
Why should they wake to support someone who betrays them when they do their duty, and will hand them over to foreign prosecutors for what? giving a TERRORIST a fat lip?? Then has the nerve to go to west point to deliver a speech about how he’s only sending in 75% of the needed troops?
I didn’t know it was BO who has been doing that.
BO gave his approval for the soldeirs who captured the TERORIST and ‘roughed him up a bit’ to be tried i n the hague last I heard or read-
Our folks in the war zone need their sleep a helluvalot more than they need to be even further depressed by the idiot-in-chief.
Our military men and women already KNOW what’s going on. They also know this baby from Chicago doesn’t have a friggin’ clue!
I read that, too, right here on FR. I’m still hoping it was just tabloid trash.
I’m pretty sure that the 2 seperate stories came out at the same time but are unrelated.
Obama stood,coolly absorbing his audience; seeming to imagine their power and pride in accomplishment, was his and his alone. Whatever few warm words had been edited into his speech; they were stone cold on delivery.
And so it is; and will be, a demeanor assumed by our narcissistic and puffed-up President; who appears only cognizant of himself while emoting his arrogance of self-importance. Even when standing before one of America's greatest treasures - our incredible Military.
No doubt; they were a great photo-op. Albeit, another 'inappropriateness' missed by the One.
George Bush, on his worst day; could not carry off what Obama manages so deftly. We can be grateful for that (and for much more per GW, for certain.)
(A similar MO operant with use of that 'Virginia couple' as gate crashers. Think 'Virginia' couple; is used first in story and more often than their names as another bow to PC and additional buffer to Obama. A preferred mention, so as to reduce 'alarm'; despite the legs this story has been given. By now, we should be well beyond the innocuous- if not prestigious - given to the 'Virginia couple' per this story.
No question that Obama needs to be credited with every disaster and insult that his hand not only allows - but gives 'blessing'to.
We know GW was always given credit; whether he deserved it - or not. The media created a world-wide mantra on his behalf. (It was Bush's fault, of course.)
McClatchy report by Jonathan Landay, the reporter who broke the story of how our rules of engagement in Afghanistan endanger the troops.
McClatchy report by Jonathan Landay: Report: "Rules of engagement led to soldiers' deaths." A detailed follow up:
The lack of timely air support - was a consequence of the manpower and equipment shortages bequeathed by the Bush administrations failure to secure Afghanistan against a resurgence of the Taliban, al-Qaida and allied groups before turning to invade Iraq.
The denial of heavy artillery fire to those trapped in Ganjgal also has roots in the Bush administrations decision to divert resources to Iraq and the resulting stress on the U.S. military.
McClatchy investigation: Birthers are just plain nutsDoes McClatchy get its talking points from DNC operatives?
FOX news is showing close ups of some of the Marines who fell asleep during the speech...so many were nodding off. Understandable, but I wonder if they can get any kind of reprimand for it?
Is that one of those new multi-ladders, “The Little Man-Child”?