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Breaking from Bagram: We still are not worthy

Breaking from Bagram: We still are not worthy

Obama’s speech from Afghanistan, standing in front of military vehicles at Bagram Air Base, was fairly predictable.

Yet in this moment of spiking the football, Obama needed to remind us that we are not yet worthy as a nation (emphasis mine):

Our soldiers, sailors, airmen, Marines, coast guardsmen and civilians in Afghanistan have done their duty. Now, we must summon that same sense of common purpose. We must give our veterans and military families the support they deserve, and the opportunities they have earned. And we must redouble our efforts to build a nation worthy of their sacrifice.

As we emerge from a decade of conflict abroad and economic crisis at home, it is time to renew America. An America where our children live free from fear, and have the skills to claim their dreams. A united America of grit and resilience, where sunlight glistens off soaring new towers in downtown Manhattan, and we build our future as one people, as one nation.

Like I said, fairly predictable.

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Comments

LukeHandCool | May 1, 2012 at 8:33 pm

I won’t be surprised if our kids come home from school one day and say they are learning to slow jam in school.

I really hope the American people aren’t buying this sweat act. I really fear for the America our children and grandchildren will inherit if he gets four more years to eff up its trajectory.

A few days ago my son came home from school and started saying things like, “Did you know that if all the disposable diapers we put in the landfills every day were lined up end to end, it would stretch to the moon and back? And (blah blah blah …)”

He kept it up for a minute or two and then he started laughing.

When I asked him what was so funny, he said, “I knew you’d hate hearing this stuff. You should’ve seen your face!”

My son also sees Obama as a phony. He gets it. I hope most people get it.

The mortal who would be a god. What an utterly pathetic creature. He is a deluded fanatic who should not have access to the reigns of power. As for emerging from conflict, we are not; but, we are sinking further into the abyss, both morally and materially, and have made great progress since he assumed power.

So Obama is giving a hurrah speech about how wonderful our military is yet (according to GatewayPundit) the military was not allowed at his speech?

Guess what, President DogEater, those soldiers in Kabul have internet service and they know that the SEALs are royally p.o.ed at you for acting like you single handedly killed ObL like some Zorro wannabe.

And they also know that you will sell them out in a heartbeat to appease your Muslim Brotherhood buddies that Clapper says is a peaceful bunch.

Ragspierre | May 1, 2012 at 9:04 pm

“And we must redouble our efforts to build a nation worthy of their sacrifice.”

That starts with getting rid of that puke in November.

That is JUST a START, however…

    Doug Wright in reply to Ragspierre. | May 1, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    Rags: Thanks for showing USA the way to riches!

    Defeat el Obama, that silly wannabe, and then throw out everything he and his Socialist Pals, his highly incompetent minions, did and that’ll be an adequate start to rebuilding this nation.

    huskers-for-palin in reply to Ragspierre. | May 1, 2012 at 9:46 pm

    “Nation building”? Is this what Code Pink and all the anti-war groups were moaning against? Strangely silent.

    Most are now part of the occupy movement.

Our soldiers, sailors, airmen, Marines, coast guardsmen and civilians in Afghanistan have done their duty.
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and yet those people were NOT ALLOWED to be there while he was giving the speech.
nice.

    dmacleo in reply to dmacleo. | May 2, 2012 at 3:14 am

    seems he did speak to troops earlier that day, just were not allowed into this one.
    J Hoft needs to smarten up.

Unbelievable that he spent the taxpayers money to go all the way to Afghanistan just to garner a few more votes.

His Presidency cannot end soon enough.

BREAKING NEWS: From a newly leaked memo that Barack Obama wanted nothing to do with giving the order to kill Bin Laden. It was Admiral William McRavin who was in charge and gave the order to kill Bin Laden.

The military is outraged that Obama is exploiting this for political purpose.

MaggotAtBroadAndWall | May 1, 2012 at 9:28 pm

I know that as a good citizen who wants to be an informed citizen that I should watch his speeches. But I just can’t do it. Haven’t been able to for about two years. There’s only so much arrogance, lies, and platitudes a man can take. I got my fill a long time ago.

Cheerful in Marin | May 1, 2012 at 9:57 pm

Ulsterman’s White House Insider prior to the Afghan speech. The comments are jaw droppers as well:
http://theulstermanreport.com/2012/05/01/white-house-insider-aint-i-just-the-best-president-ever/

Since the US media can only brown nose Obama the best reporting is from the Brits:

“Obama’s tacky ‘I Shot Bin Laden’ ad has turned a military triumph into a political disaster”

http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/timstanley/100154555/obamas-tacky-i-shot-bin-laden-ad-has-turned-a-military-triumph-into-a-political-disaster/

Cassandra Lite | May 1, 2012 at 11:16 pm

If he cared about their sacrifice, he’d have authorized rules of engagement that actually allowed them to, you know, win.

what this country needs is a Commander in Chief worthy of leading the men & women in uniform they command.

the SCOAMF is NOT that person.

Clinton: “Suppose the Navy Seals had gone in there, suppose they had been captured or killed. The downside would have been horrible for him”.

For him? It’s always about him.
I feel your narcissism.

I know it’s only 1am at the east coast, so this will probably be part of the morning-news….but AP is running a story about the Taliban’s response to Obama’s visit.

Seems the Taliban sent some suicide bombers to the Green Village. This is where compound for the international workers.

I am pretty sure Obama-fans will say their hero had nothing to do with this, and is not responsible. But I say, if he can take full credit for OBL’s take down, can go to Afghanistan as part of his brag-4-votes campaign, then he should muster up the courage to accept culpability for this one as well…. after all… Taliban says this is their response to HIS VISIT.

DocWahala, noticed all the photos of O in Afghanistan, he had a large crowd of trucks. Either he is hoping the trucks will start voting for him, or he figures he just needs big trucks to carry all the bull-sh#t he’s spreading.

Obama Uses Bin Laden Death to (Kind of) End Afghan War
May 1, 2012
http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2012/05/obama-osama-afghanistan/
[snip]

“…the surprise presidential visit to Afghanistan came on “a resonant day.” But they denied that the White House was playing politics with the anniversary of the bin Laden raid. They spun the accord signed by the two presidents as presenting a path to “responsibly end the war in Afghanistan while achieving our objective of defeating al-Qaida and denying them a safe haven.””

Responsibly?
Obama’s failed foreign policy and accelerated Afghan pullout by Oct 2012 is putting our troops at risk and costing taxpayers dearly.

Cost to airlift an MRAP is $130,000, while the cost to sealift from the deep water port in Karachi, Pakistan is $13,000…
All these foreign airlift bases like Manas Air Base in Kyrgyzstan are costing $500 million per year to lease them and Obama’s Flexibility Doctrine is already paying off for Russia who “is now delivering the majority of fuel consumed at the base”.

For Pakistanis, bin Laden death anniversary sparks … nothing (+video)
By Aamir Latiff, Contributor / May 1, 2012
http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Asia-South-Central/2012/0501/For-Pakistanis-bin-Laden-death-anniversary-sparks-nothing-video

“Mustaqeem Zafar is a high school student about to graduate and a resident of the town where Mr. bin Laden’s compound was situated. Mr. Zafar, and most of his friends say they do not have much sympathy for bin Laden. But, they’re quick to add that they disapprove of the US operation on Pakistani soil.

Mr. Zafar says that bin Laden was a reaction to “US policies”…

-Pakistani Paultard

‘Bin Laden is not dead’ and other conspiracy theories
4 hours ago
http://blogs.tribune.com.pk/story/11410/bin-laden-is-not-dead-and-other-conspiracy-theories/

-Pakistani Truthers and Deathers

Amid a flurry of recent diplomatic exchanges between Washington and Bishkek, Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambayev has expressed a desire to transform The Manas Transit Center into a “civilian transport hub,”….

“Many political analysts believe that the Atambayev’s ‘civilian transport hub’ idea is an opening gambit in what could prove protracted negotiations centering on the dollar value of an extended Manas lease”

Kyrgyzstan: Another Rent Showdown for Manas Base?
April 3, 2012
http://www.eurasianet.org/node/65218

jimzinsocal | May 2, 2012 at 10:33 am

As old Paul Harvey would say..page 2..the rest of the story. But hey..he got his speech done

KABUL, Afghanistan – A suicide car bomber and Taliban militants disguised in burqas attacked a compound housing hundreds of foreigners in the Afghan capital on Wednesday, killing seven people, officials and witnesses said.

The Taliban said the attack was a response to President Barack Obama’s surprise visit just hours earlier.

At least 17 people were also wounded in the assault, most of them Afghan children on their way to school, the Interior Ministry said.

The second major assault in Kabul in less than three weeks, the attack highlights the Taliban’s continued ability to strike in the heavily guarded capital even when the city is on its tightest security for a combination of events — the Obama visit and Wednesday’s anniversary of the killing of Usama bin Laden in neighboring Pakistan.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/world/2012/05/01/afghan-official-reports-3-explosions-shooting-in-capital-city/#ixzz1tisUQdcq

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