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Pharaoh Obama? - ALAN KEYES
Loyal to Liberty ^ | June 30, 2010 | Alan Keyes

Posted on 06/30/2010 11:16:01 AM PDT by EternalVigilance

http://www.jodyharmon.com/militaryart/Patton%20color.jpg

“No bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. He won it by making the other poor dumb bastard die for his country.”

-- George S. Patton

“But the greatest insult to our troops in the field, and to the officers who lead them, may be a new battlefield medal designed by the Obama team. It is called the Courageous Restraint Medal and is awarded to soldiers and marines who demonstrate uncommon restraint in combat by not firing their weapons even when they feel threatened by the enemy. Would we be surprised to learn that the preponderance of these medals were awarded posthumously? McChrystal must have found that to be an insanity.”

-- Paul Hollrah, The General and the Community Organizer

The idea for a Courageous Restraint Medal reportedly came from British Maj. Gen. Nick Carter. It apparently never progressed beyond the conceptual state. It was however described by a spokesman for Gen. McChrystal as an “idea consistent with our approach...”

We can rightly admire the hardy professional discipline of men and women who dutifully follow rules of engagement that wantonly endanger their lives. But like the stirring but infamous “Charge of the Light Brigade” the spectacle of their sacrifice inspires nothing but angry contempt for the military and civilian authorities incompetent or callous enough to require that they throw their lives away. What a far cry from the strategic clarity with which WWII’s General Patton inspired his troops. It was clear that for him the objective is not to lose their lives, but to gain the victory that secures our just and peaceful way of life.


(Excerpt) Read more at loyaltoliberty.com ...


TOPICS: Editorial; Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: keyes; obama

1 posted on 06/30/2010 11:16:08 AM PDT by EternalVigilance
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To: EternalVigilance

Self-edited post. Maybe I deserve a medal for my restraint...


2 posted on 06/30/2010 11:21:13 AM PDT by LearnsFromMistakes (Yes, I am happy to see you. But that IS a gun in my pocket.)
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To: LearnsFromMistakes

Touché.


3 posted on 06/30/2010 11:22:40 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (Once you realize they're doing it on purpose, everything becomes clear.)
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4 posted on 06/30/2010 11:25:12 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (Once you realize they're doing it on purpose, everything becomes clear.)
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To: EternalVigilance

IF Barack Obama is in fact an American citizen then he is a traitor. If it turns out that he is not, as has been suggested by some, then he is probably the most effective covert political operator in the history of mankind.


5 posted on 06/30/2010 11:25:21 AM PDT by SkipW
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To: EternalVigilance

Beyond insane. (Rest of post self-deleted.)


6 posted on 06/30/2010 11:25:26 AM PDT by piytar (Obama keeps going to golf courses instead of the Gulf. Maybe he's too stupid to know the difference?)
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To: piytar
(Rest of post self-deleted.)

You too are now in line for a medal.

7 posted on 06/30/2010 11:28:15 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (Once you realize they're doing it on purpose, everything becomes clear.)
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To: EternalVigilance

I’ve believed for some time that Obama is deliberately sending Americans to Afghanistan to die, setting up circumstances to guarantee this outcome. This is all part of a larger plan to destroy as much as possible of American society. He has no concerns about how many die or suffer.


8 posted on 06/30/2010 11:29:37 AM PDT by Nepeta
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To: EternalVigilance
The idea for a Courageous Restraint Medal reportedly came from British Maj. Gen. Nick Carter.

That is NOT the country I would have expected to come up with such a pu##y award.

Oh wait, that would be the "Noble Capitulation" medal, awarded for having located the highest-ranking enemy to whom surrender can be made.

Courageous Restraint Medal -- what do you expect from a society which has made just showing up for the competition a trophy-worthy achievement?.

9 posted on 06/30/2010 11:29:48 AM PDT by Quiller (When you're fighting to survive, there is no "try" -- there is only do, or do not.)
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To: EternalVigilance

If the Brits came up with it perhaps it should be called the Neville Chamberlain Courageous Restraint Medal.


10 posted on 06/30/2010 11:35:32 AM PDT by hometoroost (McCain is a Ron and Nancy Republican: Campaigns like Reagan, governs like Pelosi)
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To: EternalVigilance
Soldiers who earn this medal will most likely have it awarded posthumously
11 posted on 06/30/2010 11:40:03 AM PDT by maine yankee
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To: EternalVigilance
The idea for a Courageous Restraint Medal reportedly came from British Maj. Gen. Nick Carter. It apparently never progressed beyond the conceptual state. It was however described by a spokesman for Gen. McChrystal as an “idea consistent with our approach...”

Please . . . . . . . SOMEBODY tell me this is satire . . . . . . . . PLEEEEEAAAASSSSSE?????

12 posted on 06/30/2010 11:57:38 AM PDT by DustyMoment
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To: EternalVigilance
To wit: Generals are Not dumb bastards.. Few generals die for their country..

**Note; enlisted bastards should take note...

13 posted on 06/30/2010 11:58:08 AM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole....)
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To: EternalVigilance

Great pic! (Also, good comparison!)


14 posted on 06/30/2010 12:10:38 PM PDT by GWMcClintock ("When the foundations are being destroyed, what can to righteous do?" Ps. 11:3)
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To: DustyMoment
Nope. Dead serious. And I mean that quite literally.
15 posted on 06/30/2010 12:11:26 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (Once you realize they're doing it on purpose, everything becomes clear.)
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To: EternalVigilance
Nope. Dead serious. And I mean that quite literally.

Yes, but I asked someone to LIE to me and tell me it was satire - NOT confirm what I could read for myself!!



(grin)

16 posted on 06/30/2010 12:19:00 PM PDT by DustyMoment
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To: EternalVigilance
King Strut

the Phabraoh

17 posted on 06/30/2010 12:21:42 PM PDT by small voice in the wilderness
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To: DustyMoment

18 posted on 06/30/2010 12:23:00 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (Once you realize they're doing it on purpose, everything becomes clear.)
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To: EternalVigilance

When I first heard of the Courageous Restraint Medal, I thought it was satire. To conceive of awarding such a decoration is to indicate that something other than defeating the enemy is the objective.

As General Mac Arthur said so eloquently, there is no substitute for victory — nothing less than that is worthy of the sacrifices being asked.

In war, there are only three options: defeat, victory or a continuation of war. With victory taken away as an object, only the other two remain, which is an utter disgrace.


19 posted on 06/30/2010 12:36:33 PM PDT by walford (http://natural-law-natural-religion.blogspot.com/)
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To: EternalVigilance

Love it!


20 posted on 06/30/2010 12:52:50 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: EternalVigilance

LOL!! OK, NOW We’re talking satire!!!


21 posted on 07/01/2010 5:59:14 AM PDT by DustyMoment
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