Skip to comments.Wounded war hero’s powerful open letter calls President Obama an ‘elitist rich thug’
Posted on 02/27/2014 8:39:50 PM PST by Impala64ssa
For a warriors view of the Iraq war, it would be tough to beat the perspective of Brian Kolfage a retired Air Force senior airman who lost three limbs in a rocket attack.
Kolfages perspective on President Obama: He looks like an elitist rich thug, not the leader of the free world.
In an open letter to Obama released on Presidents Day, Kolfage talked about attending public high school in Hawaii, bicycling past Punahou School, which Obama attended on a scholarship two decades earlier. He wrote:
Every morning I would ride past Punahou, the exclusive private school you attended and I would notice all of the Bentleys, Maseratis, and fancy foreign cars that all the kids were dropped off in; wow it must have been extremely rough in Hawaii living that life, right?
Kolfage also talked about the two mens different experiences after high school, with Kolfage joining the military and the future president attending Occidental College in Los Angeles and Harvard University.
But the letter isnt about the different opportunities life offers. Its about what happened to Kolfage in Iraq, and what he sees happening now, under the leadership of a president who built his political career opposing a war that his party leaders helped launch. The wounded warrior wrote:
I volunteered to go to Iraq on both of my deployments, and the second time I begged to go even after I wasnt selected. During that second deployment, I was ultimately placed on the team where I would lose both legs and my dominant arm. Even though many Americans were against the war in Iraq, Ive never asked myself if it was worth it after losing 3 of my limbs.
While I was in Iraq, our mission was to liberate the Iraqi citizens from a tyrant and thats what we did. Never forget, it was your people who sent us there, like the Clintons, John Kerry, Nancy Pelosi & Carl Levin.
But the American mission in Iraq was always secondary to Obamas mission to become president and remain president in 2012, Kolfage wrote, saying:
It clearly means nothing to you, because the only thing that youve personally invested in that country was a promise to bail on them. However, people like me gave limbs, friends have died, and weve watched families destroyed by wars aftermath.
The Arizona resident, an outspoken Obama critic for years, has been assailedon his Facebook page by Obama supporters and even tangled with the Department of Veterans Affairs over disability-payment disputes that some Kolfage supporters suspect are aimed at keeping him silent.
Its important to note here that the libs cant dismiss Kolfage as some disaffected vet who, no matter what his service to the country, can be dismissed as a bitter partisan stewing in ideological hatred.
Besides being an architecture graduate from the University of Arizona, in 2012, he was a member of the Veterans Advisory Council for former Rep. Gabbie Giffords, D-Ariz. He was even Giffords invited guest to Obamas 2012 State of the Union address the night Giffords was being honored for her return to the House after being wounded in an attack by a crazed gunman.
Kolfage ended his letter to the president by saying:
Youre just another elitist rich thug whos pretended to live the rough life growing up in the inner-city. Youre only worried about your own agenda and furthering your party instead of taking care of Americans. Your inability to be a leader at some of the most critical points has caused both of our wars to fail. Youve been a joke to most of our veteran community and we have no faith in your ability to lead.
You can read Kolfages letter in its entirety here.
Since its release, its attracted considerable Twitter attention.
Let's give it up for Mr. Kolfage!!
I LIKE it.
It has a certain RING to it!!
(The Quiet Man)
Is that kinda like a mongrel? Bless you Uncle Ted.
Obama has NEVER acted as an American.
My wife and I think that it was the Muslim world that got Obabble Lips re-elected along with cheating in his second term.
That was an eloquent letter. God Bless and Protect him.
Always remember that both Hitler and Obama were elected to absolute power by their adoring voters.
Brian Kolfage knows about fighting the battle. And, the battle here is our freedom in the hands of the Marxist King and his Communist sympathizers. I say, call him every name in the book. You don’t mince words when you are at war.
elitist rich thug,
Now theres a man who thinks highly of Obama...
You suppose they both sold their souls to the devil for the power.prestige, and wealth and then the devil gets their souls?
America demands Justice for the Fallen of Benghazi!
I’m sure the only thing the msm will report is that this ungrateful veteran accosted the prezdent with the new N word. /sarc
Eh. What can they do to him? He hinted there were families torn apart, meaning...
He’s got one arm.
It’s the story of the enlisted kid, assigned to latrine duty...On an air refueler...on the night shift...At Minot AFB (Nodekodey (ND))...It’s 60 f below wind chill
He shows up late and the commander says he’s going to be reprimanded and punished. He asks, really, what can you do to me?
I say this Marxist thug needs to be drug tested.
I mean, doesn't Zer0 remind one of a crack head?
Elitist rich thug: That’s the CHICAGO WAY!