This year we have the sad duty to observe Memorial Day in remembrance of two generations of American soldiers whose lives were thrown away on distant battlefields by American politicians: In Viet Nam and Iraq.
As Richard Fernandez explains: “The collapse in the Middle East feels like Black April, 1975, the month South Vietnam fell. And it should, because just as the collapse of Saigon did not happen in Black April, but in a political American decision to allow South Vietnam to fall after a ‘decent interval’, so also is the ongoing collapse rooted, not in the recent tactical mistakes of the White House, but in the grand strategic decision president Obama made when he assumed office…”
Militarily, the good old USA is not what it was and may never be again. Nobody, certainly not in the Middle East, trusts us anymore. Nor should they. Today, only about one half of 1 percent of the American population serves. Soldiers have no political clout whatsoever.
Indeed, joining the micro-managed, all-PC American military today—for any reason other than to repel a direct attack on the homeland—really isn’t advisable. It’s just slow-motion suicide. Deployment, perhaps, to the latest short-lived “commitment.” Some civilian flag-waving back home for a minute or two and then…forgotten.
Via ChicagoBoyz & Belmont Club.
UPDATE: Kept hearing Happy Memorial Day Weekend, a civilian salutation bespeaking bar-b-ques and whatnot. Memorial Day really is about dead soldiers. So it’s like hearing Happy Dead Soldiers day. Disgusting.
“Juan Williams accused Pamela Geller of causing the deaths of two people in Texas… This was after two Islamic terrorists linked to ISIS were shot dead outside a cartoon drawing contest.”
Mr. Williams and his cronies, including Little Barry in the White House, would prefer we all kept quiet. So, like Mo Atta told the passengers on 9/11, we’ll be okay. Me, I think Ms Geller is to be congratulated for ridding the planet of two scumbags.
The cartoon is by Bosch Fawstin, the winner of Geller’s cartoon drawing contest. Which lured the scum to their deaths, which Mr. Williams wants us to mourn.
Via Gateway Pundit & The Volokh Conspiracy & Instapundit.
UPDATE: Turns out there was some confusion by the Volokh Conspiracy (whom I copied here) over which of Fawstin’s cartoons won the prize. The above is not the actual winner, which is here, though I think the above is much the better of the two.
One of the reasons the Obamaloots are giving for a possible presidential veto of a new defense appropriations bill is that it awards Purple Hearts signifying woundings in action to the military victims of two Jihadi killings at Fort Hood and Little Rock, Arkansas in 2009.
“On June 1, 2009, Muslim convert Abdulhakim Mujahid Muhammad, who had spent time in Yemen and was an avowed jihadist, killed one soldier and wounded another in a drive-by shooting on a military recruiting office in Little Rock. He pleaded guilty to murder, avoiding trial and the death penalty, and was sentenced to life in prison.
“Nidal Malik Hasan, a U.S. Army major who had email communications with senior al-Qaeda recruiter and Yemen-based cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, awaits military trial for the Nov. 5, 2009, massacre at Fort Hood, Texas, in which 13 were killed and 29 wounded.
“After the Fort Hood shootings, the FBI quickly said there was no evidence of a greater terrorist plot at work, the Defense Department called it an “isolated” case, and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said Hasan’s actions were not representative of his Muslim faith.”
Well, I’m sure that should make us all feel a lot better about it. Cretins.
Excellant way to show support for the troops. Back a new G.I. Bill to send them all to college.
UPDATE: It’s set for a May 8 vote in Congress. But there’s already concern the Dems will try to kill it.