Open Letter to Obama: Instead of Fending Off Scandals, How About Looking Out After Our Veterans?

Mr. President:
I am writing this letter to you, not as a Republican, not as a Democrat, but as a Veteran of the United States Army. There are two subjects that I would like to talk about and it is my hope you will make the correct decision concerning both topics after reading this correspondence.

The first item concerns Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi, one of your soldiers, who is currently languishing in a Mexican prison. Why have no efforts been made to procure his immediate release? Why have you allowed a Marine who has faithfully served his country, be treated in such a harsh way, by a supposedly "friendly nation"? There is absolutely no reason you could give to this young man, his mother, or the American people that could justify your inaction regarding this matter. You are this young marine's commander in chief and it is your duty to help him.

This isn't about politics, this is about being an American president and doing the right thing for one of your troops. This is not John Kerry's responsibility. This is your responsibility. All of America is wondering what will be the fate of this brave young man if you do not intervene.

Now I understand that you probably have a lot on your plate right now, fending-off all of the scandals that your administration is currently embroiled in. However, there is no reason that you could give to the American people for in-action on your part regarding this matter. You talk a really good game Mr. President, but when it actually comes to doing anything, well frankly sir, you seem to be in over your head.

I also realize, that not having to worry about being re-elected might explain your attitude, especially when it comes to doing anything noble, or for that matter, decent. I have watched you over the last six years. You're quite an accomplished orator (as long as there is a teleprompter in front of you). Adolph Hitler was also good at giving speeches.

But you both share something in common, and that is neither of you give a damn about your individual soldiers. To both of you, they are merely cannon fodder, disposable units and not worthy of your attention. I realize that you might find my words offensive and I really don't give a damn if you do. You need to get off your ass and do something, anything, to bring this young man home ASAP!

Secondly, I would like to tell you that your administration's treatment of Veterans is inexcusable. How dare you let us die?! If it weren't for us, pansy-ass scumbags like you would have nothing...no freedom...no liberty....nothing! Who in the hell do you think you are to allow the awful treatment of men and women who, in many cases, have given their lives to insure that you can go about your life in safety? If it were up to me, I would mandate that you go to the nearest VAMC (Veterans Administration Medical Center), or "hospital" for civilians like you, and kiss the feet of every single Vet you come into contact with and tell them, "Thank you."

Many men and women who have valiantly served this nation have been through things that would make a powder-puff like you melt! You crossed the line when you screwed us buddy boy and we will not forget it! If anymore Veterans die as a result of your policies, their blood is on your hands and America won't forget it either. Your legacy will not be remembered with fondness or admiration. It will be remembered with contempt that future generations speak your name.

You sir, disgust me.

Richard Anthony

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More plagiarism from Freedumb Outhouse.

How about Republicans budget more money to the VA to handle the huge influx of veterans that are a DIRECT RESULT of GEORGE DUBYA BUSH'S TWO STUPID WARS?

plenty of money, that is not the issue, genius.

"DTOM" {1776} " We The People" {1791}

Now now remember DTOM, us Republicans don't care about veterans because we block VA bills.

Bill with such important things as yoga classes and weight loss support group funding.

Forget that veterans are dying waiting for treatment and bureaucrats are forging documents to make that not look like the case, that's not a real scandal. Besides the President has already acted. They fired a guy set to retire anyway.

MikeyA

So posting a letter with the authors name and a link is plagiarism on your planet?

Funding has increased 16 BILLION since 09'

“Political correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end.”

Although Nancy Pelosi began to spew the liberals' talking point that the VA is in such a mess because of George Bush, anyone who takes a moment to use logic would see that the number of veterans from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars have just replaced a small percentage of the tens of thousands of WW II veterans who have died in the last 8 years.

According to the Veterans Administration, approximately 555 WW II veterans die each day.

And a reminder...not very long ago the VA was the model Democrats were touting as a model for single payer health care for the rest of us peasants.

“Political correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end.”

The VA is and has been a mess. When the President was first elected he addressed it and it was even in his nomination speech on Shinseki. So for there to be no progress 5 years later is not the fault of Bush.

MikeyA

Prediction!!!

It took the President over three weeks before he publicly commented about the VA wait list scandal where veterans were dying.

Prediction: He makes a live statement (not a released one) about the death of Maya Angelou TODAY, not tomorrow, not in three weeks but today.

MikeyA

the West Point speech today where he talks the talk, but does the opposite of his talk.. Case in point; Obama talks about being a leader, but leads from behind. He also said he will pledge 5 billion to the Syrian rebels, but cuts billions to the military. How does that work?

"DTOM" {1776} " We The People" {1791}

Par for the course. It's not hard to comprehend Obama's pattern, he is very transparent when it comes to the issues that don't matter, and the issues that he thinks upholds him.

"DTOM" {1776} " We The People" {1791}

Documents Show the VA Debacle Began Under George W. Bush
http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2014/05/veterans-affairs-backlogs-wa...

Statements made are the opinion of the writer who is exercising his first amendment right to freedom of speech. Freedom of speech in the United States is protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and are generally permitted.

DIED UNDER OBAMA'S WATCH, which means it got worse, like everything else.

"DTOM" {1776} " We The People" {1791}

Dying Vet's Letter To Bush/Cheney: Guilty of war crimes, plunder, & Murder Of Americans (VIDEO)
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/03/19/1195426/-Dying-Vet-s-Letter-To-...

Statements made are the opinion of the writer who is exercising his first amendment right to freedom of speech. Freedom of speech in the United States is protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and are generally permitted.

Not nearly as many who will revile that great war criminal, George Dubya Bush. Not nearly as many.

Of course, future generations will revile the Teabaggers like yourself, DTOM, as a pile of old fogey racists and homophobes who wanted people to get cancer and die.

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