Head’s Up Vets All Across This Great Land

This came in over the e-mail transom from a friend and I am going post if for your benefit.


More than 1,000 American soldiers have lost their lives in Afghanistan in the last 27 months. This is more than the combined total of the nine years before.

Thirty have died in August. During the last month, over 50 additional NATO and US servicemen have been murdered, inside jobs by those who are hired to be a force for good in Afghanistan .

The commander in chief is AWOL. Not a peep.  There is a deep disgust, a fury, growing in the ranks of the military against the indifferent incompetence of this president.

It has taken on a dangerous tone. No one knows what to do about him, but the anger runs deep as the deaths continue with no strategic end in sight to the idiocy of this war.

Obama has had 4 years to end this futile insanity, during which time he has vacationed, golfed, campaigned, and generally ignored the plight of our men and women in uniform.

But, there is now a movement afoot in the armed services to launch a massive get out the vote drive against this president.

Not just current active duty types, but the National Guard, Reserves, the retired, and all other prior service members. This is no small special interest group, but many millions of veterans who can have an enormous impact on the outcome of the November election if they all respond.

The million military retirees in Florida alone could mean an overwhelming victory in that state if they all show up at the polls. It might not keep another one hundred U.S. troops from dying between now and November, but a turn out to vote by the military against this heart breaking lack of leadership can make a powerful statement that hastens a change to the indifference of this shallow little man who just lets our soldiers die.

Veterans: Please forward this message to your e-mail lists, share on Face Book and Tweet this Short URL: http://wp.me/p1NUuI-15f  The Highest Priority!


About Russ Steele
Freelance writer and climate change blogger. Russ spent twenty years in the Air Force as a navigator specializing in electronics warfare and digital systems. After his service he was employed for sixteen years as concept developer for TRW, an aerospace and automotive company, and then was CEO of a non-profit Internet provider for 18 months. Russ's articles have appeared in Comstock's Business, Capitol Journal, Trailer Life, Monitoring Times, and Idaho Magazine.

3 Responses to Head’s Up Vets All Across This Great Land

  1. Arthur M. Day. says:

    If we could only engineer a photo-op of B.O. being decisive and knowledgeable about the Afghan situation…

  2. Ed peritz says:

    What you propose should have been required before the neocons of the Bush calamity manuvered us to accept Bush’s faith based crusade and invasion of Iraq and his total bungling of what should have been a swift strike in Afghanistan. Early on , it was clear Bush’s objectives could not be obtained, so he should have withdrawn within the first year.

    But he and his crew liked playing war with other mother’s sons.

  3. Ed, I agree we should have left Afghanistan. Iraq was a different problem, Bush Sr failed to end the war and we were locked into a lose lose game of whack the mole with Saddam , the real problem was Bush Sr weak spine. Son was forced to clean up the mess.

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