Our brave military men and women are currently stationed overseas fighting for your life and their own life. Our troops are our neighbors, brothers, husbands, wives, children and parents. They are Americans. And they have been let down by Obama and our political leaders in Washington, D.C
President Obama said Thursday that there will be no additional changes for now in his leadership team on Afghanistan, but that he will be "insisting on unity of purpose" and "paying very close attention" to its performance.(After he fired a Great General?)
"I'm confident that we've got a team in place that can execute," Obama said. (That is not what the General and others that are fighting the war said!)
His comments came as senior Republicans called on Obama to replace the U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan and the State Department diplomat working most closely on the issue. Both were disparaged by Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal and his aides in published remarks that led Obama to relieve McChrystal of the Afghanistan war command this week.
At the State Department, a spokesman for Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said she has "full confidence" in Ambassador Karl W. Eikenberry and in Richard C. Holbrooke, the special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan. Eikenberry, in Kabul, acknowledged "vigorous debates" between the embassy and the military but said their effort was unified. (Really? would the General agree with Hillary?)
The politicians tie the hands of our troops with ridiculous Rules Of Engagement. They bad mouth our very own troops and mock them - look at the man who was just tapped to lead the war in Afghanistan: General David Petraeus. Not long ago they called him a liar. Their nickname for him as you'll recall was "General Betray Us."
Our troops need a voice here in America speaking out for them. They cannot confront the liberals in Washington who are failing them. That goes against the military Chain of Command, and results in the kind of punishment General David McChrystal faced.
But we, the American people can speak out. We can fight back, and stand in solidarity with our troops - we can make sure they have the support and freedom to operate that they need to be successful in Afghanistan, so that they can then come home in victory.
Fight back against Obama, Reid and Pelosi. Be a voice for our troops. Call and write your congressmen and let them know how you feel.
Support our military and start changing their civilian leadership!