Red State Virginia
I served 22 years in the United States Army through some of the most dangerous times in our lifetime.
I not only went everywhere they told me to go, I volunteered to go where others did not want to go for fear of injury or death.
I did this for love of my country and the defense of freedom for my countrymen.
In my entire career I never feared death because I was a U.S. Soldier and a member of the best trained and equipped military force in the world.
There was one thing I did fear however, and that is that my life would be wasted by a politician.
That I might be sent to some remote piece of ground to die for a political talking point, or worse yet that I might be hamstrung by orders that would not even allow me to defend myself in the face of an attack.
The fear that my children would be fatherless and my wife a widow for a political maneuver. It comes with the turf when you serve your country, but it is always in the back of your mind.
That has happened in Libya and two brave SEALS, a U.S. Ambassador, and another whose name and identity I have not yet heard have not only died, but were murdered in a most disgraceful manner.
And for what?
The failed “Foreign Policy” of Barack Hussein Obama and his Secretary of State, Hillary Rodham Clinton.
It has been disclosed that the brave individuals that died were not even afforded the luxury of ammo with which to defend themselves and our country’s sovereign ground. Perhaps the State Department feared that some of the murderers might be injured unnecessarily?
The events that are unfolding in far-flung reaches of the Islamic world were absolutely foreseeable, and measures have not been taken to defend our sovereignty and protect our personnel that trusted our government to have their back.
Instead, our “Leaders” apologized to the killers.
And our President?
He continues to campaign for re-election as the world burns down around us.
I am appalled, disgusted, and deeply saddened.