If there’s one thing the men and women who bravely put their lives on the line defending America and freedom shouldn’t have to worry about, it’s whether or not they’re offending anyone in the process.

Yet according to Bill Whittle, who has interacted with members of our armed forces, that’s exactly what’s happening under our current commander in chief.

Here’s a partial transcript of the new edition of Afterburner, via Truth Revolt:

Bill Whittle: ‘Sir, I Will Not Obey that Order’

Let’s just assume for a moment that you’re a radical, left-wing zealot, who was raised by actual communists, and who, naturally enough views the United States military as the tool of capitalist exploitation and colonial racism. Now, further assume that through a perfect storm of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds, fate, money, power and media bias somehow conspired to make you Commander in Chief of those same armed forces.

What would you do?

You couldn’t very well scuttle 11 carrier strike groups. You can’t just destroy entire air wings, or armored divisions, or any of the rest – no matter how much you may want to. That would break the spell.

If you hate this country, and you especially hate the military, you simply cannot go around destroying the weapons – that’s too obvious. But you can do something much more subtle, and in the long run, even more disastrous, if your stated goal is to fundamentally change the country and the military that protects and defends it.

Watch the video:

Here’s one piece of related good news. The victims of the massacre at Fort Hood are finally going to receive their purple hearts. The Washington Times reported yesterday:

Fort Hood victims to receive Purple Hearts Friday

Victims of the 2009 Fort Hood shooting will receive the Purple Heart in a ceremony Friday morning in the culmination of a yearslong battle to designate the shooting spree as an act of terrorism.

Forty-seven medals — either the Purple Heart for military or Defense Medal of Freedom for civilians — will be presented during the ceremony to victims who were injured or the families of those who were killed in the attack, according to a release from the Texas military base.

Last year’s annual defense policy bill opened the door for victims of Army Maj. Nidal Hasan’s shooting spree to finally receive the award by saying the attack was part of the broader war on terrorism, overriding the administration’s classifying it as a matter of workplace violence.

Our brave men and women know all about “workplace violence” and they deserve thanks for their sacrifice.

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