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Trump Attacked for Treatment of Military By Those Who Nearly Destroyed It

It’s hilarious, truly, to hear the whining from Democrats and the carping in the press about President Trump’s supposed offenses toward our servicemembers.

In recent days, he’s taken a boatload of you-know-what – let’s say, opprobrium – from the left for his treatment of the armed forces members serving on battlefields – and those buried beneath them.

Trump didn’t go visit an American World War I cemetery in France last weekend because of the rain. What a wimp! These boys fought in the trenches and Trump can’t deal with a few raindrops, crowed the left and their allies in the press. Rejected out of hand was his excuse that the Secret Service didn’t want him to shut down French roads on a long, traffic-snarling, and potentially insecure trip to the cemetery once his helicopter was grounded.

Obama Secretary of State John Kerry took to front lines of Twitter to sneer.

It’s great to hear Kerry sounding off while he and his boss presided over such damaging cuts to the military budget. Kerry celebrates our past warfighters even as he screwed our present soldiers, seamen, and aviators. Nice, John.

Trump has received growing criticism in recent days for failing the parachute in to visit with troops in combat zones on holidays, LIKE OBAMA DID! Obama got lots of great press for cutting turkey and slopping cranberry sauce on the plates of U.S. servicemembers. But while he was ladling out the trimmings, he was busy cutting the equipment and manpower they needed to fight and survive, and endangering their lives by restricting their rules of engagement.

If you look closely, you can find buried somewhere on the Washington Post website Tuesday, beneath a few articles slamming Trump, a piece titled, U.S. military edge has eroded to “a dangerous degree,” study for Congress finds.

Now I wonder who is responsible for that?

From the report:

The United States has lost its military edge to a dangerous degree and could potentially lose a war against China or Russia, according to a report released Wednesday by a bipartisan commission that Congress created to evaluate the Trump administration’s defense strategy . . .

The picture of the national security landscape that the 12-person commission sketched is a bleak one, in which an American military that has enjoyed undisputed dominance for decades is failing to receive the resources, innovation and prioritization its leaders need to outmuscle China and Russia in a race for military might reminiscent of the Cold War.

The military balance has shifted adversely for the United States in Europe, Asia and the Middle East, undermining the confidence of American allies and increasing the likelihood of military conflict, the commission found, after reviewing classified documents, receiving Pentagon briefings and interviewing top defense officials.

“The U.S. military could suffer unacceptably high casualties and loss of major capital assets in its next conflict. It might struggle to win, or perhaps lose, a war against China or Russia,” the report said. “The United States is particularly at risk of being overwhelmed should its military be forced to fight on two or more fronts simultaneously.”

Trump finally caved into demands by Democrats who had held military spending increases hostage to hiking up already-soaring domestic outlays, allowing both categories of spending to increase. Obama, the commander in chief, was never able to put the nation’s security above his pique at Republicans demanding a slowdown in domestic spending.

Because I think, in his heart, Obama doesn’t particularly like the military. He’s a peace, love and understanding guy raised by leftists in Hawaii.

Trump is trying to repair the damage he did. Because Obama denied the military what it needed. But he served a nice heap of stuffing.

20 Responses to Trump Attacked for Treatment of Military By Those Who Nearly Destroyed It

  1. They waited for an opening, something they could grab onto and a rainy day did it for them.
    They are scared to death, frightened beyond all sanity that MrTrump has brought the entire military complex – governmental and commercial – to his favor. They whisper that if he loses in 2020, he’ll bring out the troops when he refuses to leave the WhiteHouse, they stare fearfully at the announced number of military troops sent to our southern borders, and they know that the movers and shakers at the Pentagon are backing every move this President makes.

    MrTrump is not one of ‘them’, doesn’t play by long established rules, and it’s got them wringing their hands in frustration. He’s still there, sitting in the Oval Office and why hasn’t Mueller found the goods yet or someone find a dead pedestrian somewhere.
    Two more years; the scary words they whisper to each other.

  2. Two observations:
    1) John Kerry testified before Congress in 1971 and called our troops rapists, torturers, and war criminals. He also disparaged our troops serving in Iraq.

    2) Obama came up with the sequestration of DoD funds. Proving once again, although a lousy POTUS, he could run rings politically around the inept Republican Congressional leadership.

    And when they had the chance to repeal the sequester the inept, incompetent GOP leaders failed to do so.

    So Trump is stuck.

  3. It’s prog privilege to rewrite the facts and ignore the past whenever it serves them to do so.

    These people are attempting with every weapon available to destroy the U.S. I wonder why they think things will be better for them when this nation is gone.

  4. Say the coward who put in for purple hearts for wounds sustained in Vietnam that could be treated with a band aid, and the the coward come back to the U.S. and throws someone else’s medals over the WH fence in protest of the war. What a stinking slimy coward democRAT.

  5. Even better, Buzz:

    Kerry received three Purple Hearts in one tour, which automatically removes you from a combat zone (like he didn’t know that).

    And yet he never spent a single day in sick bay for any of those awards.

    John Kerry put HIMSELF in for the Silver Star. Think about that.

    While still in the Naval Reserve he traveled to Paris to parlay with North Vietnamese at the Peace Talks, then betrayed the soldiers he served with in front of U.S. Senate and the nation, describing them as “razing villages in a fashion reminiscent of Genghis Khan..”

    But the 18 officers who served with Kerry in Coastal Division 11 sank his attempt to become President.

    Karma is a sly bitch, eh?

  6. Being a techie, I researched how much funding Obama depleted from our military. The criteria I used was “military sending vs. percentage of US. GDP”. The numbers are: Year-(% of GDP for military)
    2007= (3.85%)…2008= (4.22%)…2009= (4.64%)
    2010= (4.67%)…2011= (4.58%)…2012= (4.24%)
    2013= (3.83%)…2014= (3.51%)…2015= (3.3%)
    2016= (3.29%)…2017= (3.1%)…2018= (3.1%)
    So, let’s not get carried away with this “Obama destroyed our military capabilities by not funding it”. Let’s stay objective.
    If my numbers are wrong, please correct me.

  7. No, Techie, please, if you don’t mind, deconstruct this “fact” from the “emotion” the rest of us:

    “If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor. If you like your insurance, you can keep your insurance”.