THAT'LL BE D-DAY
There can be no more eloquent answer than recalling the events of D-Day, 70 years ago today, and the heroes there who fought and, in tragically large numbers, died. They changed the world for the better. Made our nation safer. And modeled for us the sort of people we should either be...or at the very least be worthy of their sacrifices.
Barack Obama has gone to Normandy, not to honor those heroes, but for another photo-op. Another chance to pretend that he cares - when his longterm VA scandal shows so clearly that he doesn't.
Hope n' Change believes that by his very presence, this president desecrates the sacred and solemn grounds of Normandy.
SUIT FIRST, ASK QUESTIONS LATER
The White House is, as always, in full spin mode - currently trying to explain away Susan Rice's idiotic claim that Sgt. Bergdahl "served with honor and distinction" despite deserting his unit in a time of war.
To that end, the White House is now asserting that anyone who voluntarily puts on the uniform of the United States has accomplished all that is necessary to be given the "served with honor and distinction" label to wear a lifetime, no matter what circumstances occur later.
Which makes us think about Nidal Hassan, who voluntarily wore an American uniform before shouting "allahu akbar" and going on a murderous, bloodsoaked rampage at Fort Hood. Still, at least he has the comfort of knowing that besides causing numerous infidel deaths, he also served his commander in chief with "honor and distinction."
And Hope n' Change can't help but wonder: will Hassan continue to rot in jail here in the United States, or will he be bundled with the Blind Sheikh, Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, and other jihaddists for Barry's next prisoner swap?
So why did the White House have to act super-duper fast to secure the Bergdahl-Terrorists swap without meeting the legal 30-day requirement to inform Congress? Supposedly, it was because they compared two videos (allegedly Charlie the Unicorn, and This Too Shall Pass) and came to the stunning conclusion that Bergdahl's health was in rapid decline and immediate action was called for.
Oddly, they came to this conclusion in December, 2013 - but didn't do anything about it until, by wild coincidence, the VA scandal broke wide open and B. Hussein desperately needed to make a highly-visible gesture of caring about members of the military.
Granted, it seems that it's the Taliban's military that got the best of the deal - but at least Barry cares. And gosh, Bergdahl was really, really, really sick and close to dying. Unless he was erroneously diagnosed (from watching a video, no less) by the same nitwits who declared that the Lockerbie bomber, who killed 259 people on Pan Am Flight 203, was only days away from dying and deserved to be released from prison on humanitarian grounds (which Barry agreed to).
Like the "Gitmo 5," he returned to his homeland and a hero's welcome...and then lived another 3 years, much to the horror of the hundreds of families decimated by his act of terror.
But all of this may be overthinking the issue. B. Hussein doesn't actually care about Bergdahl, Bergdahl's health, or the health of any member of our armed forces. He does care about his poll numbers and his popularity in the Muslim world - and he thought this obscene prisoner swap would help him in both areas.
He couldn't possibly be more wrong.