"You were sometimes blamed for the misdeeds of a few," Obama said at the Vietnam War Memorial. "You came home and were sometimes denigrated when you should have been celebrated. It was a national shame, a disgrace that should have never happened."
"Even though some Americans turned their backs on you, you never turned your back on America," Obama said.So I don't like the guy or his policies; maybe for this reason I am not objective.
But, heck, haven't we gone down this road before?
To me, this type of rhetoric the year of an election seems to me to be hectoring, digging, looking once again for anything this country has ever done wrong.
If another president had said this, even Bill Clinton, it wouldn't be as offensive as this president, who has made a habit of going around the world knocking America, saying it.
Are we now just a part of his worldwide apology tour then? What else don't you like about this country?
And, yes, it was the LEFT who treats vets like this, both after Vietnam and now, but the whole "national shame," "disgrace" meme is pretty old by now.
It seems that whenever Obama says something good or nice about this country, it has to do with himself and his destructive goals, not the true fabric of what makes us Americans.
He followed those remarks with these:
“After a decade under the dark cloud of war, we can see the light of a new day on the horizon,” Obama said, pointing out that we need to remember not only the fallen but their families too.See? Obama knows best. We have the "light of a new day" that Obama, who killed bin Laden, BTW, brought to us.
The Obamas do not like this country, or at least they have not until they got their hands on it.
Do they not know that WE REMEMBER THE FALLEN? That the impetus for much of Americans' attitudes toward the military now was the wound that was the treatment of Vietnam vets?
Many of us already decided a long time ago that no soldier would be treated that way, though the Left continues its assaults on those who defend their freedom to do so.
Has Obama not noticed the uprising around this country of patriots who have sent packages and written letters to service people stationed overseas?
Is he unaware of the many organizations that have been formed such the Wounded Warrior Project?
Does he not know that Americans stop soldiers in the airport to thank them?
Has he never heard how many times passengers on planes clap for soldiers returning, even giving up their first class seats?
The speech seemed disconnected from reality and an occasion to stir up political heat for himself.
So what was the point of this speech? Krauthammer says it was a shot at his base to create some kind of faux balance in his political tactics and an appeal to the Right. If so, it really didn't work.
We're sick and tired of seeing that guy up there ragging on this country, going over and over and over every bad thing that's ever happened here.
And then there's this.
Does he seriously think the "dark cloud of war" has broken and it's daylight, that the apocalyptic global Islamic caliphate being called for by maniacs has no threat to this country?
They no longer despise our way of life, our morals, our religion?
Disconnected from reality and political.
That's what that speech was.