Skip to comments.Triple-Amputee Iraqi War Hero’s Letter Shames the President of the United States
Posted on 05/11/2014 4:03:49 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
We embrace heroes in America. Senior Airman Brian Kolfage defines hero: the triple-amputee veteran of the Iraqi War overcame insurmountable odds to survive his horrific injuries. Kolfage recently sent a powerful and damning letter to his commander-in-chief:
I nearly died in a war that you and most of your colleagues supported overwhelmingly, including the two presidents who came before you. Many citizens may not agree with waging war in Iraq to free the oppressed Iraqi citizens, but its something that warriors like myself have zero control over. I joined to serve my country and to better my life. Ive seen things that you could never imagine, and they have made me the person I am today.
Mr. Obama, even though we share extreme opposite views, we have one thing in common, we both attended school in Hawaii. However, thats where the similarities end. You see, as you attended your exclusive, private school, I would ride my bike to Kaimuki High school in one of the roughest areas in Hawaii every morning and would ride past Punahou, the exclusive private school you attended.
I would notice 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? I could only imagine what it was like to have that kind of money.
Fortunately for you, not many people are aware of the school and the upper class citizens who attended it. The tuition to attend your exclusive, private school was more than it cost me to obtain a Bachelors degree in Architecture from the University of Arizona. You talk a big game when it comes to financial inequality, yet Im quite sure you have no idea what its truly like to have sacrifice. You were one of the elitist children in Hawaii.
After High School, we each chose very different paths. You were able to attend Ivy League schools, and I sought out a military career in hopes of earning a degree. What we have in life as children usually sets the tone for what we will face later in life that will make us successful. I worked to get where I am today, and YOU WERE HANDED IT Mr. Inequality.
I volunteered to go to Iraq on both of my deployments, and the second time I begged to go even after I wasnt selected, which ultimately got me placed on the team where I would lose both legs and my dominant arm. Ive never asked myself was losing 3 limbs in a war worth it, even though many Americans were against it.
I am frequently reminded of the many young Iraqi children who would beg me for water, food, and toys while I was stationed in Iraq. Children, who in all aspects made the poorest of poor American children look rich. You have no idea what it really means to be poor. Its laughable that you, who would have no idea what it means to be poor would so frequently play the inequality card.
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. However, since the day you busted onto the scene youve been talking about ending the war and pulling the troops out, not understanding the blood sweat and tears that so many Americans and Iraqis invested.
And with complete disregard for every life sacrificed, every limb lost, and every broken family, you bailed on our mission to pursue an agenda that was completely centered on your re-election in 2012. If you didnt bail on Iraq you were worried that you may not get reelected and thats a fact.
Just before elections on Oct 11, 2012 you said Al Qaeda is on the run and Osama bin Laden is dead. Look at Iraq now; they are in shambles and the Al Qaeda flag is flying freely. Clearly, youre unfit for duty as a Commander in Chief. You put your own agenda ahead of Americas agenda, and now you have single handedly ruined and destroyed nearly everything we gained in Iraq.
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.
Im not placing blame on you for the war, Im placing blame on you for destroying what weve worked so hard to build. Youre not a leader, youre a community organizer. A leader would have stood up regardless of the situation and put Americas agenda first and that is ensuring a secure Iraq even after 10 years of war. But, you placed Barack first, just as Robert Gates confirmed in his new book.
I cant help but think of those poor kids who I gave water and toys to 11 years ago. Theyre probably 15 or 16 years old now, and I can only imagine what its like for them to have their nation being torn apart yet again; all because of your poor leadership qualities.
Regardless of why we went to Iraq, its water under the bridge. We went there, we waged war, and we not only owed it to our KIAs but we owed it to the citizens of Iraq. We invaded their country and turned it upside down, and you bailed on them. You bailed on our soldiers and youve wasted every death and every limb; its all for nothing. And to make matters worse, you blame others for your failures.
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.
Senior Airman Ret Brian Kolfage USAF
Obviously, the courage of Senior Airman Brian Kolfage didnt end on the battlefield. God bless this real American hero.
That's gotta sting. But I doubt obama's protectors ever let him know of this letter.
You can not shame a liberal.
Well, it was obvious from the beginning that Barky Obumbo, the illegal immigrant from Kenya, turned Communist, would turn out to be the worst president in American history.
Now it is up to everyone to pray that the country will survive his remaining term of Marxist filth.
I’d like to kiss his boots.
I salute Airman Kolfag for writing his letter and for his service to our country.
I can only suggest he keep his tax records in order as he may well be getting a visit from the IRS.
SrA Kolfage has inspired me but I would face being fired if I used his example to the students....perhaps later in the year when I have my retirement in-process.
seems Obama needs to give the troops AMNESTY...
Now...on to the IRS audit.
And Obama will redouble his war against Veterans, the US military and conservatives in general. The US has been overtaken by a coup and Obama and his handlers are moving in for the kill to destroy the US.
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The VA sent him a bill (2013) already after he spoke out against Obama:
Who paid for 0bama to attend such a pricey private school?
They know they can turn in anonymous critiques and make all sorts of specious and damning claims and the "system" requires taking an instructor out of the classroom until his/her guilt can either be proven or reluctantly let go of. Today's "leadership" knows that showing strength (by ruining a career or making other "hard decisions") is a sure way to prove they are on-board and promotable.
Can't wait until I turn it in and become a Joe-Blow citizen again...
I think the scum at the irs will stay far away..
If they pulled any sh! t, real Americans would protect him.
God bless him
what he said was FUBO
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