This is a response to the letter “Obama Needs Some Lessons” (Jan. 6) by a retired 30-year Army veteran.
His career is very honorable. I am a retired 35-year high school math teacher and coach from New York State, and my career is very honorable as well.
I’d like to comment on his nitpicking and complaining about President Obama’s salute and his hands in his pockets.
Let’s make a comparison.
Did he complain about the lying, draft dodger George Bush’s total disregard for our brave servicemen and women by sending them in harm’s way, ill equipped in some instances, for his immoral, unprovoked invasion and occupation of Iraq?
This invasion was based on lies and fabrications by Bush, Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, Colin Powell, etc., and the infamous “mushroom cloud” comment and scare tactic by the puppet Condoleezza Rice.
Does he complain about the Republican tea party “wingnuts” that are holding Congress hostage from accomplishing their tasks, such as approving the secretaries of state and defense without a huge fuss, and passage of a superstorm Sandy aid package; also, some swift measures on reasonable gun control and ban of assault weapons?
How about the huge blame game directed at Hillary Clinton with respect to the tragic loss of four lives in Benghazi?
Life is precious, and we cannot accept the loss of these lives. But where were the “wingnuts” when Bush recklessly sent our brave soldiers wrongly into Iraq, costing many more than four lives?
The cost was 4,488 American lives, more than 100,000 estimated wounded, and at a cost of approximately $1 trillion.
Where is the outrage for this? This is something to complain about.
A suggested reading for Obama haters and Bush lovers: “The Prosecution of George W. Bush for Murder,” by Vincent Bugliosi (not fiction, not opinion, just the facts).
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