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McChrystal’s “Walk of Shame”

June 23, 2010

 General Stanley McChrystal, the top guy, the U.S. Commander and Strategist for the Afghan War, after being summoned to DC, by the White House with his resignation in hand,  awaits his one on one meeting with President Obama.   The controversy is over an article that appeared in  Rolling Stone magazine, where  McChrystal and his aides mocked the National security team and critisized Obama over their stance (or lack thereof) concerning the Afghan War.

McChrsytal is expected to endure the “Walk of Shame” by first having  an initial meeting with the Defense Secretary Robert Gates at the Pentagon, then head over to the White House and have a sit down with Obama, and then meet with the administration officials in the Situation Room.  His future is uncertain. 

It is my opinion that he will be replaced and that this appearance at the White House is more of a “Walk of Shame”  before he is relieved of duty.   It is a well known fact that Obama cannot tolerate ANY critisism (as Jack Nicholson put it in the movie A Few Good Men when he said “You can’t handle the Truth” of his performance, by anyone, so this man’s fate is definitely already decided.

UPDATE:

It was just announced that McChrystal has been relieved of duty ( the media keeps repeating “relieved”) not that he resigned, because the White House (who is in bed with the media) wants to give the impression, even if not true, that McChrystal was “fired” and didn’t resign. Obama must always have the upper hand publically.

It is a sad day for this country when the reputation of a man of  McChrystal’s long, heroic and patriotic  service to this country is wiped out by a man who never served in the military, was never vetted and was not qualified to be President in the first place.

 The news media will not remind the public about the fact that McChrystal requested soldiers last year in order to carry out his mission successfully and that Obama (as usual) waited and waited to respond to the General even though McChrystal at the time said he needed these soldiers ASAP if we were to win the war.  Instead Obama took, I believe 2 months before ever responding to the General’s request, and then he gave him 30,000 troops instead of the 40,000 he requested, and it took another 4 months for them to get there.

McChrystal as the top General of the military forces in Afghanistan, certainly earned the right to be upset, having to wait for a response, while trying to do the impossible, for a group of unqualified administrative officials, and President Obama, most of whom, never served their country in the military, to make up their minds,  about his increase in troops request.

 Obama and his group of administration officials set dead lines for progress and ending the war and bringing the troops home, yet Obama took his good old time giving McChrystal the tools (troops) he needed to perform the job.

 It is too bad that the message in Rolling Stone magazine was overlooked, just because it’s Politically incorrect  for a military man to point out the Presidents incompetance, when in fact, that is all he has displayed since taking in office.

As I write this the President is giving another speech on TV.  It seems that is the only thing he is good at: reading the teleprompter.  This is just one more opportunity for  Obama  to be Presidential and keep the man who came up with the plan to defeat the Taliban in Afghanistan,  in charge of the Afghan War.  But, his groupies, the Dems in the House wanted this man out, claiming it would show weakness if the President did not relieve him of duty.   His weakness is that he can’t make a decision on his own.

I believe it would have shown strength if he had kept McChrystal on the job, after having a one on one meeting with him and disgussing their differences.  Sadly, Obama can not see his own biggest weakness, which is his “High Regard” for “Himself”.

As I listen to his speech I hear him say that “He” just can’t tolerate division in the ranks”. Obama said he welcomes debate but won’t tolerate division.  Is he kidding?  He has done nothing but divide every aspect of our country, and every group of Americans (The Tea Party people), including “blacks and whites” (when he called Boston’s,  White Police officer’s actions stupid,when he detained Obama’s  Harvard friend, Gates) and how about the hatred he has promoted between American citizens and Mexican citizens and illegal Mexicans. 

I believe Obama will go down in history as the “Divider”.  As for the fact that he welcomes “Debate”  I don’t think so.  He and the Democrats in the House have done nothing but relentlessly and publically “slice and dice” anyone (Gov. Brewer, Sen. Barton, BP CEO Tony Hayward, and even Sarah Palin and the Tea Partiers) who has disagreed with them. 

This is truly a sad day in America, because after repeated incompetance by the White House, and Congress,  many Americans still don’t see it.  ss

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Will Obama, Step Up And Secure the Borders?

May 13, 2010

I have been watching Cable news for the last few days and am quite upset with what is going on in response to the new Arizona Immigration law.   Obama preempted Arizona Governor Jan Brewer’s scheduled press conference last week, where she was going to announce her decision to sign the new Immigration bill into law.  In his speech, at a naturalization ceremony for 24 members of the military, Obama made the following statement about the Governors decision to sign the Immigration bill, “Our failure to act responsible at the federal level will only open the door to irresponsibility by others. That includes, for example, the recent efforts in Arizona, which threatens to undermine basic notions of fairness that we cherish as Americans, as well as the trust between police and their communities that is so crucial to keeping us safe”. 

I cannot tell you how upset this President has made me.  Then I think who am I, that he should even care what I think?  My answer, to myself, surprised even me.

I’m a Patriotic American citizen, President Obama is supposed to “REPRESENT” me.  He is supposed to “PROTECT” me, as an American citizen.  He is supposed to be “HONEST” with me.  He is supposed to “LEAD” the American people.  He is supposed to be “PROUD” to be the Commander and Chief.  But what has he done?

He is more interested in “DIVIDING” than he is in “UNITING”.

Obama has been more interested in “REPRESENTING FORIEGNORS” than the people he was elected to represent.  He is more concerned with “PROTECTING” the rights of Illegals, than he is at protecting the LIVES of Americans.  He is more interested in “LEADING” the Global community than in Leading Americans according to the Constitution.  He is more “PROUD” of being Black than he is at being part Black and part White, a fact that he could have used to Unite Americans.  He seems to have forgotten that he is both Black and White.

His thinking is Racist, yet he constantly accuses others,  “Whites” of being racist.  He is more interested in driving a wedge between Blacks and Whites than he is in bringing the Country together.  Consider Martin Luther King, Jrs. words  I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character”. 

Yet, Obama has, with his comments about the new Arizona Immigration Law, deliberately misled all those who believe in him as a leader.  He has divided the American people.  He has convinced them that the new Immigration Law is Racist, that it involves racial profiling, even though, it plainly states in the Law that no racial profiling will be tolerated, it is prohibited.

He completely avoids mentioning that the new Immigration Law in Arizona was passed to help protect Arizona residents, Hispanic and White, from drug dealers on killing sprees, and from Kidnappings that have been in so many numbers that Arizona is second in the World, only behind Mexico City as the Kidnapping Capitol. 

He has refused to do anything to help these people,  American citizens, White, Black and Hispanic, who are legally here, by continuing to build the Wall, which was started a while back, to help keep the majority of Illegals out of the country.   He refuses to secure the Borders.  Foreignors do not belong here unless they come in legally.  It’s the Law and Obama has no interest in enforcing the Law.   Now, why is that? 

Why would the President of the United States of America not give a damn about protecting the American people?  Maybe some news media person might consider asking that question, that’s if there are any left who actually care about reporting “NEWS”.

Obama has, because he knows that he has the “power of words”,  used those words, to encourage  those, many who are Illegal (and as far as I’m concerned, do not have the right)  to march and protest in our country.  He has welcomed their misconception of what is a right of an American citizen, and what, if any, are the rights of visitors to our country, much less what is the right, IF ANY, of an Illegal alien, in our country. 

I can assure you that Illegals DO NOT have the right to demand that America changes it’s Laws to satisfy their wants and needs. 

No President, no Czar, no Congressman, no Illegal, and no misguided American, can tell me that it is “Illegal” for me to demand, as an American citizen, that the Law of the Country, my country, be enforced and “NOW,”  and if I know anything, I know this;  that it is “My” right to speak out.   ss

Arizona’s New Immigration Law, Good or Bad?

May 1, 2010

I have been thinking about the new Immigration Law in Arizona and how people are reacting to it.  It’s not pretty.

You may have heard the saying, which is often, used in movies, where one of the characters will say to another, “I’ll have my people call your people”.  Well I think that is just what happened last Friday, April 24, 2010.  I think Obama’s people called the Governor of Arizona, Jan Brewer’s people to find out whether or not she was going to announce the signing of the new Arizona Immigration Bill.  We can pretty much guess what they were told, because just hours before Governor Brewer’s scheduled News Conference, when she was to announce her decision, President Obama made a preemptive move.  He announced his displeasure with the Governor. 

At a naturalization ceremony for 24 members of the military, Obama made the following statement about the Governors decision to sign the Immigration bill, “Our failure to act responsible at the federal level will only open the door to irresponsibility by others. That includes, for example, the recent efforts in Arizona, which threatens to undermine basic notions of fairness that we cherish as Americans, as well as the trust between police and their communities that is so crucial to keeping us safe”. 

 In my opinion, he as well as admitted that the Federal Government has not done it’s job to protect the citizens of this country and the citizens of Arizona in particular, something that I, as an American, find very irresponsible on the Governments behalf.  Still he calls the Arizona Governor irresponsible.  I don’t think that Governor Brewer has acted irresponsible at all.  She is doing what she has been elected to do, and is paid to do, and that is to protect the citizens of Arizona.  You would think that after 911, the Southern border would be locked up.   

Obama has ignored the fact that Phoenix, Arizona has become the 2nd worst city in the world for Kidnappings.  Yes, that’s right 2nd worst in the World and it has become America’s Kidnapping capital.  Yet he neglected to bring this to the attention of the Americans he was speaking to when he chose to blame Governor Brewer for doing her job, and implying that this Bill she signed into Law was a racist, law, when all she’s doing is trying to stop crime in her state. 

Obama said he instructed the Justice Department to examine the civil rights and other implications” of the new law.  This statement really angered me.  Mr. Obama should have said, “I have asked the Justice Department to look into why the Federal Immigration Laws already on the books have not been enforced”.  He should have told them to start enforcing them immediately, to keep Americans safe from the Illegals who are climbing walls, digging tunnels, transporting drugs or just coming to American to take our jobs.

For the President of the United States to say that the Governor of Arizona is threatening, “to undermine a basic notion of fairness that we cherish as Americans” is ridiculous when he and Congress are more concerned with being fair to Illegal Immigrants, who entered this country illegally than to the citizens who pay their salaries.

We have Janet Napolitano, Secretary of Home Land Security, when asked by Congressman Lindsey Graham the other day, if the Arizona/Mexican border was secure now, replying with, “that’s an unfair question”.  My God, what planet did she come from?  Does this woman even know what her job consists of? 

We have Al Sharpton, saying he’s bringing in outsiders to march in Arizona,  for the Civil Rights of the Immigrants, and Americans of Hispanic descent.  I ask myself, “Why are these people making a genuine effort to divide the people of this country, instead of leading them to a place where they can work together?

I know I’m just an ordinary, Patriotic American, who loves the Freedom she has, and thank God, I’m still allowed to think for myself, because I really see something wrong with this picture, and can’t believe that anyone who looks at what is going on, with an open mind, doesn’t see it too.  

Obama gave as an example on how the law will work, saying; if parents of Hispanic descent decided to take their child out for an ice cream they could be stopped and asked to show their American ID (citizenship papers) and this would be a direct result of Racial profiling.

As I understand the law, people cannot be stopped and asked to prove American citizenship unless there is a suspicion that they have committed a crime, or they get caught in the act, like robbing a store, or stealing a car, or committing any number of crimes.  By the way, when anyone in this country is suspected of committing a crime or has just run a red light, they are stopped and asked for their ID, so this is nothing new.  The law, and the Governor specifically stated that there is to be no racial profiling.

 Let’s say someone of Hispanic descent came to this country through legal channels, applied for citizenship and became a citizen.  He may have had to wait for years before he was allowed to come to the USA, he may have had to do a number of things to be eligible to become a citizen of the USA.  He is more likely than not, happy he is here.  He is now an American citizen.  He should be glad that he lives in a state where the Governor is taking his safety seriously.   His safety and security is now one of the privileges he has as an American Citizen of Hispanic descent.

He should also be directing his anger not towards Governor Brewer but towards those illegals that come into our (his country now, too) everyday.  It is because of them that he may be asked to show his Citizenship papers.   It is because the Illegals committed a CRIME, by coming into the USA, illegally, he may someday be asked to show his proof of citizenship.  It is still a Crime to enter the USA illegally, and it’s time he realizes that the laws are to protect him tooIt’s time for him to act like an American.

Mr. Sharpton if he had any common sense at all, should, if he really wants and needs the press coverage, bring his people to DC and march there.  Why you ask?  Because the Federal Immigration Laws are already on the books, but have not been enforced.  If the Congress or the White House had enforced them, there would have been no need to pass the Arizona Bill.  If Al Sharpton is interested in justice, and not just getting his name and picture on the news, then he needs to go to DC to march on the Capital.

So, here’s the deal, as I see it.  The Arizona Immigration Bill was signed into Law because the Federal Government, again, is not doing its job.  President  Obama readily admits that the Feds have been irresponsible in not doing anything about the Laws already on the books, and he intends to continue down that path.  He down played the seriousness of the situation, (the Kidnapping Capitol of America) but, he has, with carefully chosen words, made race an issue where it was not.  He has started, what I believe will be a long hot summer, filled with Protests and Civil Rights marches.  

All week long I have thought about what he has said and done about this new Law, and all I can think of is Protests and Civil Rights marches, will be used as his new reason to coerce Congress into writing a new Immigration Bill and then pass it fast.  They won’t need to read it, but just vote for it (as usual), before the mid-term election.   And if things get out of hand this summer, well then Obama can impose Marshall Law, with the New National Police force that I have heard about.   Is there one?  I don’t know.  But I have heard about one.  I guess we will have to wait and see.

No one can ever say Americans are a dull people.  Stupid, maybe, but dull?  Definitely not! 

Well these are my thoughts on the subject, but, hey, who am I, but just an ordinary still, free, American.  ss