22 December 2012


by Andy Weddington
Saturday, 22 December 2012

"Indigestion is charged by God with forcing morality on the stomach." Victor Hugo

First, followup to Thursday's comment about U. S. Marine Jon Hammar. A Mexican judge ruled and yesterday evening Jon Hammar returned to the United States. So there will be no need for "Santa" on Christmas Eve. And that's good - thanks largely to the media charge led by Fox News Channel. "Bravo!"

For today...

Monday past Senator Daniel K. Inouye (D, HI) died. He was 88.

Senator Inouye fought in WWII and for his noteworthy combat leadership and heroism was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross (DSC), Bronze Star, and Purple Heart - among other decorations.

On Wednesday, 21 June 2000, President Bill Clinton presented Senator Inouye with the Medal of Honor - upgrading his DSC. And that recognition was done to correct a believed slight based on race back in the day. The citation leaves no doubt that correction of the record was long overdue.

Medal of Honor Citation...

"Second Lieutenant Daniel K. Inouye distinguished himself by extraordinary heroism in action on 21 April 1945, in the vicinity of San Terenzo, Italy. While attacking a defended ridge guarding an important road junction, Second Lieutenant Inouye skillfully directed his platoon through a hail of automatic weapon and small arms fire, in a swift enveloping movement that resulted in the capture of an artillery and mortar post and brought his men to within 40 yards of the hostile force. Emplaced in bunkers and rock formations, the enemy halted the advance with crossfire from three machine guns. With complete disregard for his personal safety, Second Lieutenant Inouye crawled up the treacherous slope to within five yards of the nearest machine gun and hurled two grenades, destroying the emplacement. Before the enemy could retaliate, he stood up and neutralized a second machine gun nest. Although wounded by a sniper’s bullet, he continued to engage other hostile positions at close range until an exploding grenade shattered his right arm. Despite the intense pain, he refused evacuation and continued to direct his platoon until enemy resistance was broken and his men were again deployed in defensive positions. In the attack, 25 enemy soldiers were killed and eight others captured. By his gallant, aggressive tactics and by his indomitable leadership, Second Lieutenant Inouye enabled his platoon to advance through formidable resistance, and was instrumental in the capture of the ridge. Second Lieutenant Inouye’s extraordinary heroism and devotion to duty are in keeping with the highest traditions of military service and reflect great credit on him, his unit, and the United States Army."

What the citation does not specify is the sniper's bullet was to the stomach; he was knocked unconscious at the end of the fight; his men carried him from the battlefield; his right arm was later amputated; and that he spent considerable time in the hospital recovering from his wounds. 

In comparison...

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, through lack of leadership and engagement, is involved in the senseless and preventable murders of four Americans, on duty in service to country, during a terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya, on 11 September 2012.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (and President Obama, et al.) is involved in a contrived coverup of those murders.

Scheduled to testify before Congress this past week, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton the week prior claimed an upset tummy (stomach ailment) that caused a fall resulting in a head boo boo (reported as an external bump and concussion). She was not carried off the field. There were no amputations. And she was not hospitalized.

In hiding, perhaps because of jaundice though "taking full responsibility," she dispatched clueless underlings to testify on her behalf. Mimicking, so goes the foul appearance and odor of leading from behind.

So, one American serving on foreign soil literally fights on through a serious stomach bullet wound (and other gruesome injuries) leading from the front and 67 years later a ranking American is knocked from action by an upset tummy and "leads" from the rear.

What a remarkable contrast in public service.

Upsetting? Nauseating? Stomach-turning!

Rest In Peace, Senator Inouye.

A piece of work at rest, Secretary of State Clinton. A colorful character, indeed, but yellow is not complementary to red, white, nor blue.

Other than Fox News Channel, yet again leading the charge - "Bravo!" - for truth and justice about the murders in Benghazi and coverup, where's the media? Press on.

In closing,

"Merry Christmas!" - Jon Hammar and family, and to all Americans God blessed with the stomach and moral courage to engage and free him. And to all who do what is right.

Post Script

Supposedly, Secretary of State Clinton is to testify in mid-January. But that's prime flu season - her tummy's not likely to be up to it.

Adding to the nausea, Senator John Kerry (D, MA) - who threw away his medals for (supposed) heroism during the Vietnam War - has been nominated to replace Secretary of State Clinton.

Pepto-Bismol will not help.

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