Hell, not only did it happen at an event he was at...he was the one saying it!
Obama: troops just airraiding villages and killing civilians - YouTube
This entire thread is mostly bull****. Bottomline: Soldiers who hump the load get respect. The rest is horse****ing****. Anyone who has raised his/her hand "to defend America against all enemies foreign or domestic" will tell you that having the CIC's respect was/is piddling compared to the other government people who **** with them. Congress is HANDS DOWN the worst. God almighty, would war go a lot better for the troops if Congress were not involved. Oh, but they are. Weird **** comes down from Congress in a war zone that makes you want to scream. It's one thing to have your ass on the line. It is entirely something else to have your ass on the line and getting ****ed with because of some dickhead in Congress. It happens more than you know.
As for DADT, it used to be no one paid much attention to it. If you have a night to go into town and "run the whores" you go with your friends. If someone doesn't want to go, no one used to give a damn one way or the other. Honestly, we spent ZERO time worrying about who was gay. It was no issue.
We took little of what the President said to heart. What most people who haven't served don't know is that POTUS has next to no effect on troops other than staying or pulling out. Presidents come and go during most people's tour. You just shake it off and walk on.
Who really disrespects troops? Congress.
Last edited by Risky Thicket; 10-02-11 at 10:31 PM.
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