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Triple-Amputee Iraqi War Hero’s Letter Shames the President of the United States
Independent Journal Review ^ | May 10, 2014 | Mike Miller

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 it’s something that warriors like myself have zero control over. I joined to serve my country and to better my life. I’ve 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, that’s 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 Bachelor’s degree in Architecture from the University of Arizona. You talk a big game when it comes to financial inequality, yet I’m quite sure you have no idea what it’s 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 wasn’t selected, which ultimately got me placed on the team where I would lose both legs and my dominant arm. I’ve 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. It’s 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 that’s 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 you’ve been talking about ending the war and pulling the troops out, not understanding the blood sweat and tears that so many Americans and Iraqi’s 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 didn’t bail on Iraq you were worried that you may not get reelected and that’s 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, you’re unfit for duty as a Commander in Chief. You put your own agenda ahead of America’s 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 you’ve personally invested in that country was a promise to bail on them. However, people like me gave limbs, friends have died, and we’ve watched families destroyed by war’s aftermath.

I’m not placing blame on you for the war, I’m placing blame on you for destroying what we’ve worked so hard to build. You’re not a leader, you’re a community organizer. A leader would have stood up regardless of the situation and put America’s 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 can’t help but think of those poor kids who I gave water and toys to 11 years ago. They’re probably 15 or 16 years old now, and I can only imagine what it’s 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 KIA’s 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 you’ve wasted every death and every limb; it’s all for nothing. And to make matters worse, you blame others for your failures.

You’re just another elitist rich thug who’s pretended to live the rough life growing up in the inner-city. You’re 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.

You’ve 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 didn’t end on the battlefield. God bless this real American hero.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Editorial; Foreign Affairs; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: airforce; bostinks; briankolfage; hillary; incomeinequality; inequality; iraq; kolfage; letter; lettertoobama; military; obama; usaf; veteran; wot
What he said.
1 posted on 05/11/2014 4:03:49 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
This man is a hero for stepping up and speaking out. We must hear more from We the People...step up and speak out...expect push-back and return it in spades.
2 posted on 05/11/2014 4:08:11 AM PDT by itssme
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
You’ve been a joke to most of our veteran community and we have no faith in your ability to lead.

That's gotta sting. But I doubt obama's protectors ever let him know of this letter.

3 posted on 05/11/2014 4:09:55 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

You can not shame a liberal.


4 posted on 05/11/2014 4:10:44 AM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


5 posted on 05/11/2014 4:12:36 AM PDT by AlexW
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’d like to kiss his boots.


6 posted on 05/11/2014 4:13:27 AM PDT by FES0844
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To: FES0844

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.


7 posted on 05/11/2014 4:28:54 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

8 posted on 05/11/2014 4:29:18 AM PDT by real saxophonist (Disharmonious & Unmutual)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
SrA Kolfage is a shining example of the kind of recruit we should look for - intelligence and guts. I work in the training environment and far too many of our new recruits are immature, sniveling, conniving, super-sensitive, self-important morons (blooming Democrats). The PC brainwashing effort has been very successful. They all think they are worth something because they exist and that they are owed freedom from ever being offended or having their feelings hurt.

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.

9 posted on 05/11/2014 4:30:26 AM PDT by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

separated families

seems Obama needs to give the troops AMNESTY...


10 posted on 05/11/2014 4:30:52 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Now...on to the IRS audit.


11 posted on 05/11/2014 4:33:48 AM PDT by albie
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"You’ve been a joke to most of our veteran community and we have no faith in your ability to lead."

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.

12 posted on 05/11/2014 4:34:36 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: trebb

Look familiar?

Millennials in the Workplace Training Video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sz0o9clVQu8


13 posted on 05/11/2014 4:36:01 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Obama is shameless.
Just sayin'.
14 posted on 05/11/2014 4:38:24 AM PDT by Amagi (Lenin: "Socialized Medicine is the Keystone to the Arch of the Socialist State.")
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To: DaveA37

The VA sent him a bill (2013) already after he spoke out against Obama:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3127982/posts


15 posted on 05/11/2014 4:39:53 AM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Who paid for 0bama to attend such a pricey private school?


16 posted on 05/11/2014 4:43:59 AM PDT by Principled (Obama: Unblemished by success.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Close enough - add to that a built-in mechanism for them to threaten and harm the career of those who expect them to act like adults and have some coping skills and the stage is set.

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...

17 posted on 05/11/2014 4:48:02 AM PDT by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: Principled

18 posted on 05/11/2014 4:48:04 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: albie

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


19 posted on 05/11/2014 4:51:30 AM PDT by Post5203 (For the first time in my life, I despise this country.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

what he said was FUBO


20 posted on 05/11/2014 4:53:12 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Hawaii Obamacare exchange spent more than $10,000 per new enrollee

The Adminstration blew through some $4 Billion last year that we cannot even account for - the suspicion is it went to fund the Muslim Brotherhood and other "rebel" terrorists.

But because of Sequestration, nurses who care for our combat wounded at Walter Reed and other hospitals were furloughed for weeks, taking 20% of their paychecks.

Meanwhile, Moochelle is spending hundreds of Millions on vacation after vacation.

The American people don't care. Government has become their god.

The warriors who gave the most, and those that help them, will continue to be used as the piggy bank ATM for the Takers.

21 posted on 05/11/2014 4:54:05 AM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: Rummyfan

That’s okay...as long as plenty of people see this all of his kind will suffer big losses in the coming elections.


22 posted on 05/11/2014 4:59:54 AM PDT by fabian (" And a new day will dawn for those who stand long, and the forests will echo in laughter")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet


23 posted on 05/11/2014 5:06:13 AM PDT by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: SkyPilot
The American people don't care. Government has become their god.

Obama and the demonrat Congress, judges, and electorate who support him are traitors to the United States.

24 posted on 05/11/2014 5:10:55 AM PDT by Carl Vehse
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To: Post5203

I think the scum at the irs will stay far away..
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I would think obama will sic the VA head on this vet and have him called in for re-evaluation of his disabilities and his placement far far down on the VA healthcare lists. The won does not like his richness questioned.


25 posted on 05/11/2014 5:18:55 AM PDT by redcatcherb412
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To: Gen.Blather

That’s for Damn sure


26 posted on 05/11/2014 5:21:11 AM PDT by snappahead (if your gonna be dumb, you better be tough.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Many conclusions to reach after having read this letter.But I think that the first one that occurred to me nicely sums up how far down the Rat hole we've sunk:

Ten bucks says that the Airman's audited...and his disability pension is somehow called into question by some nameless bureaucrat if DC...on orders from his/her superiors,of course.

28 posted on 05/11/2014 5:33:46 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Rat Party Policy:Lie,Deny,Refuse To Comply)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Bttt.

5.56mm

29 posted on 05/11/2014 5:49:12 AM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Well you can rest assured that Obozo never read that letter, one of his staff is no doubt in charge of things like that and probably round filed it, Don’t want to offend the Marxist Punk even if it is the absolute truth.


30 posted on 05/11/2014 6:00:11 AM PDT by mongo141 (Revolution ver. 2.0, just a matter of when, not a matter of if!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Wow!


31 posted on 05/11/2014 6:23:02 AM PDT by Bigg Red (1 Pt 1: As he who called you is holy, be holy yourselves in every aspect of your conduct.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

BUMP!


32 posted on 05/11/2014 6:45:30 AM PDT by golux
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To: Gen.Blather

“You cannot shame a liberal.”

For a liberal the revolution is all and all that can be done to further the revolution is no shame.

IMHO


33 posted on 05/11/2014 7:01:45 AM PDT by ripley
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To: Truth29

“The US has been overtaken by a coup “

Obama would say;

“Coupe? What coupe?”


34 posted on 05/11/2014 7:10:59 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Principled

Two employed grandparents who lived modestly in an apartment, is my guess.

It’s also possible that the school was not as expensive a generation earlier, and that consumption was not as conspicuous.

I grew up in an upper-middle class suburb and so did my children - the cars in the student lot at my school were never fancier than the teachers’. Not so now.


35 posted on 05/11/2014 7:46:21 AM PDT by heartwood
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To: Rummyfan

Obama has no shame.


36 posted on 05/11/2014 7:48:02 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: FES0844

“I’d like to kiss his boots.”

I am not worthy to kiss his boots,,but I share your sentiment.

It takes a LOT to get a HERO like this to speak out. God be with him!


37 posted on 05/11/2014 7:54:07 AM PDT by austinaero
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This man will be audited, gone over by the ATF, the EPA, and the DHS, and if he is unfortunate to have caught Jarrett’s eye, he will disappear.


38 posted on 05/11/2014 12:20:15 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

His letter might have an impact if we have a CIC who could be affected by such words.

When are we going to have a military that can defend it’s OWN borders and people?


39 posted on 06/18/2014 5:58:35 PM PDT by ourworldawry
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To: ourworldawry

40 posted on 06/18/2014 6:02:10 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2Million for ANY 2016 pro-2nd Amendment candidate.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Let the able, be enabled. Whoever it may be. Presently, that is my “biggest” hope.


41 posted on 06/19/2014 9:32:41 PM PDT by ourworldawry
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