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NORTH: Obama’s decision deficit disorder
The Washington Times ^ | December 14, 2012 | Oliver North

Posted on 12/14/2012 1:01:43 PM PST by jazusamo

Troop dismay no longer hidden

Quantico, VA - Until I joined the Fourth Estate, it was my experience that most Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Guardsmen and Marines usually eschewed contact with members of the media. Regard for the potentates of the press used to be about equal to that of chiggers, ticks, scorpions and fire ants. When I was on active duty, I had an aerosol can of bug spray hand-labeled: “Reporter Repellant.” If a military person had to share space with any of these assorted insects, the last thing anyone wanted to do was to discuss politics. Things have changed.

Shortly before the presidential election, our Fox News team was embedded with U.S. troops in Afghanistan. Though nearly all acknowledged applying for absentee ballots, few of them were able to follow the presidential campaign or the debates, and fewer still had the time or inclination to speculate about what the outcome might be. Now that the issue is decided, they are no longer reticent about expressing their frustrations with the power brokers in Washington.

Over the course of the past month, our “Heroes Proved” book tour bus has visited more than two dozen U.S. military installations and bookstores in nearby communities. It’s empirical data, but I estimate that over half of those lining up to buy this book are currently serving military personnel, veterans or their family members. They aren’t happy with what’s happening in our nation’s capital — or the way it’s being covered by the so-called mainstream media.

Those wearing our nation’s uniforms are tired of hearing about the apocalypse predicted in a Mayan calendar. They know the “fiscal cliff” is a disaster for the Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard and Marines...

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TOPICS: Editorial; Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: obama; olivernorth; usmilitary

1 posted on 12/14/2012 1:01:46 PM PST by jazusamo
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2 posted on 12/14/2012 1:03:40 PM PST by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

There is no decision deficit. It’s just that people cannot seem to wrap their minds around decisions that are truly alien and unhuman.

That’s a weakness, and a fatal one.

3 posted on 12/14/2012 1:06:31 PM PST by Hardraade ( (Vendetta))
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To: jazusamo

Cloward and Piven Rule. Bet on it.

4 posted on 12/14/2012 1:12:08 PM PST by Don Corleone ("Oil the the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: jazusamo

Pretty sure its a deficit decission disorder.

His decission not to address the deficit is symptomatic of a disorder.

5 posted on 12/14/2012 1:50:50 PM PST by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: Don Corleone
"Cloward and Piven Rule. Bet on it."

Amen. This is wickedly intelligent, decisive and intentional.

6 posted on 12/14/2012 2:26:11 PM PST by SENTINEL (I lie, I cheat, I steal, I communize, I sacrifice unborn babies, I'm Harry Reid and I'm a mormon)
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To: jazusamo; Steve Newton

I wish more information about NGOs would get to retired and current military.

I don’t hear enough, IMHO, awareness of these from young people in general.

7 posted on 12/14/2012 3:30:35 PM PST by PieterCasparzen (We have to fix things ourselves)
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