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This Triple-Amputee Iraqi War Hero’s Open Letter To Obama Shames Him For Who He Is
Western Journalism ^ | 5/13/2014 | Brian Kolfage

Posted on 05/27/2014 6:22:59 AM PDT by Dqban22

This Triple-Amputee Iraqi War Hero’s Open Letter To Obama Shames Him For Who He Is

"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 — May 13, 2014

http://www.westernjournalism.com/triple-amputee-iraqi-war-heros-letter-shames-president-united-states/#Kyd9KVxqA6HlqscT.99

Editor’s note: Below is the full text of an open letter written to Barack Hussein Obama. Mr. Kolfage has, as you will read, gone through a lot since signing up to fight in Iraq in service to our country. This guy is a REAL American hero if you ask us.

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 sacrificed. 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 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 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 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, it’s 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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government
KEYWORDS: hero; iraq; veteran
GOD BLESS OUR HEROES!!! GOD SAVE AMERICA FROM EVERY EVIL!!!
1 posted on 05/27/2014 6:22:59 AM PDT by Dqban22
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To: Dqban22

Obama is a POS.


2 posted on 05/27/2014 6:27:02 AM PDT by YourAdHere (I flip off all Obama bumper stickers.)
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To: Dqban22; Resettozero; Norm Lenhart; RitaOK; Finny; cripplecreek; fieldmarshaldj

ping for later


3 posted on 05/27/2014 6:36:58 AM PDT by BlackElk (Dean of Discipline, Tomas de Torquemada Gentlemen's Society: Rack 'em Danno!)
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To: YourAdHere
zer0s legacy will follow him into history. No escaping it
4 posted on 05/27/2014 6:37:30 AM PDT by reefdiver (Be the Best you can be Whatever you Dream to be)
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To: Dqban22

I doubt obama’s handlers allowed him to see this letter, even if they did, I can see him just laughing it off.

And then after laughing, he would say...give the IRS employees another 8.8 million dollar bonus.


5 posted on 05/27/2014 6:42:12 AM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: Dqban22

This man writes the truth. May our Nation’s community-organizer-in-chief one day come face-to-face with the Truth. May it be while he is still living on planet Earth, for his sake.


6 posted on 05/27/2014 6:47:58 AM PDT by Resettozero
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To: Dqban22; BlackElk

This man writes the truth. May our Nation’s community-organizer-in-chief one day come face-to-face with the Truth. May it be while he is still living on planet Earth, for his sake.


7 posted on 05/27/2014 6:56:59 AM PDT by Resettozero
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To: PoloSec

“give the IRS employees ...”

When I started that phrase I thought you were saying give the I.R.S. marching orders to track down his family, relatives, fellow vets, to punish.

Probably happening right now as I write.


8 posted on 05/27/2014 7:01:14 AM PDT by George from New England (escaped CT in 2006, now living north of Tampa)
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To: Dqban22

He doesn’t seem to realize that the President is an enemy islamist.


9 posted on 05/27/2014 7:03:48 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: Dqban22

This brave warrior should get ready for another amputation, now that he’s insulted ‘The One’...


10 posted on 05/27/2014 7:32:43 AM PDT by DJ Frisat (Proudly providing the NSA with provocative textual content since 1995!)
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To: Dqban22

I wonder if Brian has any political aspirations? I’d vote for him.


11 posted on 05/27/2014 7:33:21 AM PDT by defconw (Well now what?)
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To: Dqban22

That man spelled out exactly what has been churning in my gut. FUBO

FU all the idiots who voted for him. Being “black” is not enough of a reason for being the POUS.

FU Media.

FUBO


12 posted on 05/27/2014 7:41:42 AM PDT by BarbM (Portuguese Dog--Kenyan president)
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To: Dqban22

Someone is inline for that VA treatment...


13 posted on 05/27/2014 7:43:52 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: reefdiver

“zer0s legacy will follow him into history. No escaping it “

Don’t forget the “legacy” of the morons who voted for him.


14 posted on 05/27/2014 7:44:05 AM PDT by vette6387
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To: Dqban22; All

If America “had a dream” to live prosperous and free,
Then the dream must killed, and consumed you see.
The Obamavultures continue feasting, while Boehner sits still,
“Both” parties know our pain as required collateral damage to fulfill.

What word did our Doormat Republicans not understand,
When Obama was first crowned The Tyrant of the Land?
Was it “Fundamentally” or “Transform” or “The United States of America?”

Why are these confused Leader Doormat Republicans still kept in power?
Why haven’t our TEA Party House Members sent Boehner to the back bench?
What does it take be it Benghazi, NSA, IRS, DOJ, or Delay to Death of our Vets?
Who are the Patriot House Members of “both” Parties to vote out Boehner?

When do We, the People rise up and declare that ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!!?
When do our elected House Members stand and deliver?
When does the well-deserved Impeachment of Obama begin?
When do our House Constitutional Checks and Balances kick in?

Back in DC, things are as calm as can be,
Obama lies, frames, blames, denies and delays,
Allowing the Obamavultures to feast as before,
While Boehner, Cantor, McCarthy, Ryan, and Issa,
Hold open the race to the bottom door - - - -.

It is time, - - - - time a change in 2014.


15 posted on 05/27/2014 8:00:50 AM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: PoloSec
"And then after laughing, he would say...give the IRS employees another 8.8 million dollar bonus."

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And, give IRS guns.....

16 posted on 05/27/2014 8:07:40 AM PDT by hummingbird (Mark Levin and Article 5. Period.)
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To: PoloSec

If the I.R.S harasses this hero, I hope he shouts it far and wide.


17 posted on 05/27/2014 8:32:10 AM PDT by surrey
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To: BlackElk; Dqban22

WOW!! Elk, thanks for the ping and DQ, what a FABULOUS article by this veteran airman amputee! God bless him, and thank you for posting it.


18 posted on 05/27/2014 8:37:07 AM PDT by Finny (Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. -- Psalm 119:105)
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To: vette6387; reefdiver; All
Don’t forget the “legacy” of the morons who voted for him.

Many of said "morons" being purely fictional. The balance that pushed many leftists into power at the ballot box is fictional, in fact -- liberals and leftists like Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, Al Franken, and Barack Obama have to cheat via ginned and harvested (from homeless shelters and old folks' homes) and illegal and multiple and "dead" votes because if they didn't, they'd lose. WHY would they lose?

BECAUSE THEY ARE A MINORITY.

The throngs of Obama lovers "across America," the "children who voted for Santa Claus" in 2008 and 2012, the "masses" who support the left's agenda from homosexual marriage to nationalized health care, are false images projected by a mainstream news media heavily dominated by leftists, as opposed to Americans on the ground, who in numbers nearly two in three, judging by their responses to the MSM, are disdainful of Obama, sick of leftism and government tyranny, and contemptuous of the biased media. Just like we FReepers are.

You can buy into the illusion that the MSM is selling and hold your fellow Americans in contempt ...

... or you can wake up, see through the illusion, and understand that the "morons who voted for him" are a minority. HAVE FAITH IN YOUR FELLOW AMERICANS. If you think Americans are stupid, silly children who voted for Santa Claus, then MOVE TO FRANCE and stay there.

19 posted on 05/27/2014 8:58:02 AM PDT by Finny (Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. -- Psalm 119:105)
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To: Resettozero

Amen.

Not every prayer is rote, by any means, and some prayers to Almighty God are even prayed with clinched fists. (Thank you, King David.)

You are so right that we must pray that God Himself will change Barakus in his lifetime, or stop his works, because our patriotism and otherwise cooperative manners are certainly not, singularly, changing anything.

“Wordy war”, Sacred Scripture calls it, in many translations.

Those words certainly seem to describe the condition of engagement in every man everywhere, today I know it is far better that we stir one another up, first, in our Lord God Almighty, before we solely or mostly fall into seeking after an earthly king saviour, who without God will never bring us to safe harbor, or before we concern ourselves too exclusively with matters of State, to the exclusion of a mighty prayer life girded with trust in God to defend us and straighten our path.

Thank you R2z for reminding me to keep care of my prayer life for even my enemies.

Ephisians 6 comes to mind.


20 posted on 05/27/2014 9:40:48 AM PDT by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: RitaOK
Thank you R2z for reminding me to keep care of my prayer life for even my enemies.

My pleasure, and we agree. But it wasn't I who nudged you.
21 posted on 05/27/2014 9:49:31 AM PDT by Resettozero
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To: BlackElk

Thx ever for this ping. So, hurry up and post, I’m dyin’ here. It’s already noon, by now, cst.
:D Rita


22 posted on 05/27/2014 9:50:49 AM PDT by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: Finny

“Many of said “morons” being purely fictional.”

I would have to disagree with pretty much everything you wrote. People in this country are as detached from the reality of our political circumstances as I have ever seen. Guess some of it can be attributed to the public education system, but mostly it’s simply abject stupidity. If people still could think, no amount of “vote fraud” could counter the masses at the polls.


23 posted on 05/27/2014 1:25:46 PM PDT by vette6387
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To: RitaOK

I wound up being out all day yesterday and too exhausted to get on the net when I got home. I pinged for several reasons including wanting an easy way to show the vet’s magnificent letter to my wife but also to make others here aware of this thread. Sorry to have disappointed. I shall endeavor to make up for it on later threads. That may be after this coming weekend since my youngest is here from Texas to be in a wedding party and I will spend much of the weekend with her. God bless you and yours!


24 posted on 05/28/2014 3:15:31 PM PDT by BlackElk (Dean of Discipline, Tomas de Torquemada Gentlemen's Society: Rack 'em Danno!)
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To: SeaDragon

This needs to be shared!


25 posted on 05/28/2014 3:27:16 PM PDT by RikaStrom ("To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize." ~Voltaire)
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To: BlackElk

So glad you popped up to show you’re okay, my friend. What a great letter here. A VERY worthy ping. Thank you so much.

The Texas Run Off thread got interesting last night, but it was late, but was a perfect thread for your eagle eye and your prose, so, know that you were missed. It even carried over into today, but some got silly. Me. :D


26 posted on 05/28/2014 3:57:39 PM PDT by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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