Friday, July 25, 2008

The Community Organizer and his "Respect" for the troops (updated...see bottom of post)

Barack Obama's recent trip to the Middle East included stops in Iraq and Afghanistan. Obama dared to put his own feet on the ground where 2 wars have been fought with our nation's greatest enemy, Fundamental, Radical Islam. Obama has been criticized by many for not actually going to Iraq and Afghanistan to meet with the Generals, and the Troops to see the progress that has been made over the past several years since we went to war with the Taliban and one of the most brutal, tyrannical Dictators since Adolph Hitler. Besides making the long journey to waste the time of General David Petraeus and General Jeffrey Schloesser and defecate on their analysis of a troop surge in Iraq and a counter-offensive against the Taliban, Barack Obama said he was making the trip out of respect for the troops. So how does an anti-war, anti-military Junior Senator, former Community Organizer, and current Presidential Candidate show this respect? I'll let an Army Captain that is serving in Bagram, Afghanistan put it to words:

Hello everyone, As you know I am not a very political person. I just wanted to pass along that Senator Obama came to Bagram Afghanistan for about an hour on his visit to "The War Zone". I wanted to share with you what happened. He got off the plane and got into a bullet proof vehicle, got to the area to meet with the Major General (2 Star) who is the commander here at Bagram. As the Soldiers were lined up to shake his hand he blew them off and didn't say a word as he went into the conference room to meet the General. As he finished, the vehicles took him to the ClamShell (pretty much a big top tent that military personnel can play basketball or work out in with weights) so he could take his publicity pictures playing basketball. He again shunned the opportunity to talk to Soldiers to thank them for their service. So really he was just here to make a showing for the Americans back home that he is their candidate for President. I think that if you are going to make an effort to come all the way over here you would thank those that are providing the freedom that they are providing for you. I swear we got more thanks from the NBA Basketball Players or the Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders than from one of the Senators, who wants to be the President of the United States. I just don't understand how anyone would want him to be our Commander-and-Chief. It was almost that he was scared to be around those that provide the freedom for him and our great country. If this is blunt and to the point I am sorry but I wanted you all to know what kind of caliber of person he really is. What you see in the news is all fake. In service, CPT Jeffrey S. Xxxxxx Battle Captain TF Wasatch American Soldier

Not to be outdone in demonstrating his new found respect for our troops, Barack Obama had to omit a planned visit to Landstuhl Regional Medical Center while playing Worldwide Messiah to the white flag-waving masses in Germany.

Hope... Change... Respect?..

Update 2:24pm Nigel: Sue from Beggar's Shot Glass was on the ball on this one...and points out that she has seen a few variations of this e-mail already and suspects it is fake.

She's right.

Sue, you are hired now to be This Goes to 11's fact checker...even though you have liberal leanings. We're fair here.

Oh. And why didn't we scrub the site clean of our boo-boo? Because that's what a liberal would do. I'd rather just admit we messed up.

And no...I'm not going to play the "fake but accurate" libtard excuse either. This pissed me off when I first read it, but then again, not even Barack Obama could be that callous as to visit a military base and not press flesh with the enlisted.

Even though he can ignore some wounded soldiers so he can work out and make a campaign speech in front of 200,000 non-voting non-Americans. That part of this post is true.

At least we know what Barry's priorities are.


Nigel said...

But Yiddish...he supports the troops...that is why he wants so bad to take them out of harm's way.

Sue said...

You know, I almost bought this story, until I read the phrase "Commander-and-Chief". You'd think somebody serving in the military would know that it's "Commander-IN-Chief".

I'm as willing as the next guy to see Obama as his 'true self', but I want to make sure what I'm reading is accurate. I've also seen three different names credited as the author of this letter. As for Jeffrey Porter, he has been listed in reference as both an Army Captian and a Marine Captian, we know this can't be true.

I'm not defending Barry O., I just want to know I'm not being fed a line either.

Sue said...

Uh... and another one says he is a "USAF enlistee".

Looks like a job for Snopes to me.

Sue said...

I spelled Captain wrong... twice. Shoot me. Okay guys, I'm going to get off your blog today before I do something even more stupid.


Nigel said...


Nice vetting and nice catch. I will say in defense that we all make typos and mistakes in would not believe some of the mistakes I have made while firing off letters...and I consider myself highly educated.

However, I just checked sure enough, it turns out that this email is bogus. I will put a correction on the original post, but I will leave the original post up because that is what you are supposed to do (unlike liberal bloggers who try to cover their mistakes)...

Sue said...

I lied... I just found this on Snopes, actually.


Sue said...

Oh, I didn't see your comment before I added the link. Disregard it.

It was interesting to read though.

Yiddish Steel said...

Hey there, folks. I've been out of the www loop since Frday at lunch. I got word of this today and came back here to do a correction, and I see that Nigel had already taken care of that. Now I received that e-mail from my brother, a Lt. Col in the USAF, so I would bet dollars-to-donuts that this was legit. Well, F*** ME! I find out it's some turd in a bag on fire on the porch. But, I did learn that some Danish media babe got to work out with Barack Obama at some 5* Hotel Gym and she said that he doesn't even sweat when he curls 65lb dumbbells! He is indeed out Messiah of Hope. I have been so blind. How could I have been?!