HOT MEALS, Sandwiches Denied to U.S. Troops in Afghanistan!

Posted by Brian

Obama is thumbing his nose at our troops

"And that’s why, on this day, we remember our sacred obligation to those who laid down their lives so we could live ours:  to finish the job these men and women started by keeping our promise to those who wear America’s uniform — to give our troops the resources they need; to keep faith with our veterans and their families, now and always;"
Barack Obama - Memorial Day, May 27, 2013 Speech at Arlington National Cemetery [Transcript]

Throughout his Presidency, President Barack Obama has managed to say the right things about our military men and women. He speaks of their bravery, character, sacrifice, and of the obligation of making sure that our active duty and veterans are rightfully cared for.  That is, he says the right things. His actions, though, betray his words.  They are hollow and disingenuous.

Read: Obama's Latest Lie To Veterans

His latest betrayal of our fighting men and women is to cut the hot meals and sandwiches at midnight (midrats) for Marines at Camp Leatherneck in Afghanistan.  For those coming off six and a half hours on patrol and those preparing to go out on patrol, starting today those men and women will be limited to breaking open an MRE (Meals Ready to Eat) pouch, usually reserved for quick bites out in the field.

As you can imagine, the decision is less-than-popular with the men and women on the ground in Afghanistan. As one Marine wrote to his wife at home:

"This boils my skin. One of my entire shifts will go 6.5 hours without a meal. If we need to cut back on money I could come up with 100 other places. Instead, we will target the biggest contributor to morale. I must be losing my mind. What is our senior leadership thinking? I just got back from flying my ass off and in a few days, I will not have a meal to replenish me after being away for over 9 hours.”

Spaghetti and meat sauce MRE - Mmmmm!

According to military brass, the move is part of the drawdown of troops from Afghanistan. What a steaming pantload! You don't cut meals for the troops, especially as their numbers are reduced!

Read: New York disenfranchising its 320,000 military servicemen and women overseas - still hasn’t mailed out absentee ballots to all!!

Barack Obama has shown time and again his disdain for our military, and the men and women who serve.  He is more than happy to use them for photo ops, but when it comes to really standing with them, he has been AWOL at every turn.  Whether it be raising healthcare premiums for military (while leaving Union healthcare untouched)[Read article], labeling the terrorist attack on Fort Hood  "workplace violence" (which denies disability benefits to the victims), failing to return salutes to Marines on Chopper One, relegating them to 'Boy Friday' status and having them hold his umbrella over his head (in which he even joked about it being a good photo op), to failing to ensure that 2012 election ballots were delivered to hundreds of thousands of military men and women in overseas deployments. 

This President and his Administration have failed our brave fighting men and women at every turn.


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