“We’re going to stay strong by taking care of your families,” the president told troops at Bagram Air Field in a roughly 25-minute speech. “We’re going to stay strong by taking care of our wounded warriors and our veterans. Because helping our wounded warriors and veterans heal isn’t just a promise, it’s a sacred obligation… I’m here to say that I’m proud of you.”
via Obama makes surprise trip to Afghanistan, tells troops ‘We stand in awe of your service’ | Fox News.
So the question is, if there wasn’t such an outrage over Obama’s lack of leadership on the terrible state of care these hero’s are getting from the VA, would he be there now?
I’m glad that he’s there even though it’s likely a political move more than a compassionate move. Some of the military folks probably like him and think the visit means he actually cares. If he cared, he would be taking better care of them when they return home and making sure that they get everything that they need. He’s a politician, not a leader and you should never confuse the two. A leader leads, and both feels the pains of his decisions and the pride of success that’s shared with those he leads.
Much like Bill Clinton, Obama is worried more about his legacy than the suffering of those he leads and rules over. A true leader doesn’t rule, he leads. Obama is a ruler, not a leader. Hillary on the other hand, well Hillary is a completely different animal by most accounts.
According to a lot of those close to her, she’s more dangerous than both Bill and Barry. She has components of both in her personality in that she wants a legacy but she also has something that they don’t; the conviction that what she’s doing is really best for the people. I, of course, don’t know her any more than I know the other two. Based on information that I’ve read from various sources, this is the real Hillary Clinton.
It will be interesting to see how the media portrays her as opposed to Obama. He’s black and she’s a woman so there are so many different components to how they handle these differently that it’s hard to keep up. The media both thinks that Obama is their messiah and fear their own machine of being called racist if they oppose him or point out his ignorance to the world. It’s sad to have such a person as President of the United States, particularly when we come to days like Memorial Day when we honor those who he despises, the very people who have paid the ultimate price for his right to be an arrogant ass of a ruler. Then again, you get what you pay for and you bought this mess with your vote or your lack thereof.