Allen West’s spot-on view of the Marines and the latest Taliban “incident”

I’m sure, with the orgasmic media on the issue, that almost everyone knows about the video which allegedly shows Marines urinating on the corpses of some members of the Taliban.

While I understand military conduct, or decent conduct, in general, my first reaction was “so what?”

Of course, the Obama administration has made every attempt to make self-righteous condemnations:

“Obama administration bigwigs are falling all over themselves to denounce, condemn, lament, and apologize for the unfortunate behavior of a few Marines in Afghanistan last year. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta condemned the action as not just deplorable but “utterly deplorable.” Secretary of State Hillary Clinton expressed not just dismay but “total dismay.”……..

….And it smells of cheap self-righteousness and moral posturing from an administration that, to be honest, hasn’t devoted a whole lot of time to thanking our troops for what they’ve been doing in very difficult and dangerous circumstances.”

Obama can’t seem to muster the strength to support our troops at all times….even in the small things like having his picture made with them while in Iraq;

He didn’t want to take pictures with any more soldiers; he was complaining about it,” a State Department official tells me. “Look, I was excited to meet him. I wanted to like him. Let’s just say the scales fell from my eyes after I did. These are people over here who’ve been fighting the war, or working every day for the war effort, and he didn’t want to take f–king pictures with them?”

But I digress…. I give you Congressman Allen West ,who says it better than anyone on the issue of the Marines and the Taliban:

“I have sat back and assessed the incident with the video of our Marines urinating on Taliban corpses. I do not recall any self-righteous indignation when our Delta snipers Shugart and Gordon had their bodies dragged through Mogadishu. Neither do I recall media outrage and condemnation of our Blackwater security contractors being killed, their bodies burned, and hung from a bridge in Fallujah.

“All these over-emotional pundits and armchair quarterbacks need to chill. Does anyone remember the two Soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division who were beheaded and gutted in Iraq?

“The Marines were wrong. Give them a maximum punishment under field grade level Article 15 (non-judicial punishment), place a General Officer level letter of reprimand in their personnel file, and have them in full dress uniform stand before their Battalion, each personally apologize to God, Country, and Corps videotaped and conclude by singing the full US Marine Corps Hymn without a teleprompter.

“As for everyone else, unless you have been shot at by the Taliban, shut your mouth, war is hell.”

Well said, Col. West, well said.


Obama admin setting the stage for hacking away at military benefits

Obama has spent billions propping up public sector unions in the states and now wants to hack away at military retirement plans for savings.   Panetta is just Obama’s little puppet for accomplishing further erosion of our defense structure.

Defense Secretary Leon  Panetta said Tuesday that overhauling the military’s retirement benefits system is “the kind of thing you have  to consider.”

Consider for what?  Take slices out of military benefits so Obama can continue to spend us into oblivion?

Why, at this point, must the military be considered?

Why not cut out future stimulus, like the last Obama stimulus that propped state public sector unions and their plush benefit packages?

Why not reform Social Security, Medicare…and all of the other accounts that have been robbed by our politicians over the years?

No, it’s crucial that we hack away at the very people who put their lives on the line to defend this country.

I agree with Scales:

Retired Gen. Bob Scales called the proposal “a bad deal.”

“That’s why the military retirement system was structured the way it was  structured because war is a young man’s game,” he told Fox news. “We reward  those who sacrifice when they’re young. And the reward is when they retire, they  are given a decent retirement pay to carry them over the time they leave the  service, and this of course would just remove that.”

This administration disgusts me in almost every way.

For Obama, the military is not worthy of every dime they receive, they are better served to be used as tools when Obama needs them.

Before we cut into the benefits of the military, why doesn’t Obama lead on the “shared sacrifice” instead of creating armored campaign buses for the Magical Misery Tour, visiting wealthy vacation destinations during crucial economic times, or sending propaganda payout incentives to major internet companies — all on the taxpayer dime?