03 June 2014


by Andy Weddington
Tuesday, 03 June 2014

"He is a man of courage who does not run away, but remains at his post and fights against the enemy." Socrates

Later this morning I will vote.

Wading through the candidates - for office of governor to county positions - has been more challenging than usual. For this time research and thinking has gone beyond qualifications - more importantly, because of world and national events, the question - "Who, exactly, is America's enemy?"

Bowe Bergdahl, United States Army, on duty in Afghanistan deserted his post. With the enemy for nearly five years (and now thought a collaborator), he was recently traded for five high-level terrorists held in Guantanamo Bay.

The President, National Security Advisor (Susan Rice), and Secretary of Defense (Chuck Hagel) all said publicly that Bergdahl's deteriorating health called for "moving quickly."

Mzz Rice, with reputation for telling whoppers on Sunday talk shows, did it again last Sunday morning saying Bergdahl served with "honor and distinction." Hers is a strange perspective on what constitutes honorable and distinguished service to country while in uniform (or in Bergdahl's case, out of uniform).  

How interesting that "moving quickly" to protect the health of a deserter comes just weeks after the news of honorably serving veterans, in need of earned and timely health care, died while idling on phony waiting lists. Hopeless were they. And that "health care" scandal is growing, but not "moving quickly."

Andrew Tahmooressi, a young United States Marine sergeant, a combat veteran who served honorably, still sits in a Mexican prison - after innocently making a wrong turn at the border and having weapons (legally registered in the U. S.) in his vehicle.

When interviewed, he, not a collaborator, said he was physically abused. His health - physical and mental (known to suffer PTSD) is deteriorating.

What noise emits from the White House; from the Secretary of States' office; from the National Security Advisor's office; and from the Pentagon? And, for the matter, from the Commandant of the Marine Corps?


And America is not "moving quickly" because, Mr. President?

Four Americans, including an ambassador, honorably serving country faced a coordinated, intense attack in Benghazi, Libya. They pleaded for help. The battle raged for more than seven hours. Help did not come.

As it ended, the health records of (the) four were closed out.

"Moving quickly" just may have saved their lives. Why not, Mr. President?

What noise emitted from the White House; from the Secretary of States' office; from the National Security Advisor's office; and from the Pentagon?


In short...

The President of the United States provided aid and comfort to a deserter, a collaborator - a U. S. soldier who, while on duty abroad, wrote and spoke treason about his country and fellow soldiers.

According to Colonel David Hunt, U. S. Army (Retired), Fox News military analyst, fourteen soldiers died while trying to find and rescue Bergdahl. That's more than a squad. At this point, some feel Bergdahl deserves to face a firing squad.

For Bergdahl, lawful or not, the President of the United States released five sworn enemies of the United States. Rest assured, they will return to the battlefield. The president, a man familiar with Las Vegas, knows those are odds you bet on.

The President of the United States has said nary a word about our Marine imprisoned in Mexico.

The President of the United States did nothing to aid the Americans under attack in Benghazi. Then he lied about it. And is still mute.

All this from a president invested in "health care."


During the President's Saturday past announcement, on the White House lawn while accompanied by Bergdahl's parents, he said, "And he wasn't forgotten by his country, because the United States of America does not ever leave our men and women in uniform behind."

When did the policy change?

My oath of office, sworn time and again, was (and is) to protect the United States of America against all enemies - foreign and domestic.

That I will ever do.

And make no mistake, America is under attack.

Two questions...

1.) Is America's enemy(s) domestic?

2.) Is any politician associated with the President of the United States, in party or otherwise, a collaborator?

Thus, I will vote.
Post Script

What will become of Bergdahl - following investigation of his conduct? Considering the way things are going in our military and government, most likely a Distinguished Service Cross or Silver Star award ceremony - at the White House. The Medal of Honor a stretch, perhaps, but who knows. Remember, President Obama sports a Nobel Peace Prize.  

Author's Endnote

President Obama's cold shoulder reception at West Point last week simply explained: You can't fool the troops; even brand new second lieutenants. They, too, swore to protect the United States of America against all enemies - foreign and domestic. There's hope.

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