Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Let the Festivities Fizzle

This whole Bowe Bergdahl deal seems to have given a lot of people pause. What mystifies me about this is that again no one bothered to vet these people before throwing their support behind them. Which is a shame because folks maybe become a lot more cautious before they throw in for someone who really deserves it.

By Laura Zuckerman
HAILEY Idaho (Reuters) - U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl's hometown, feeling a backlash over allegations that he was a deserter, has canceled a rally planned for later this month celebrating his release from five years of Taliban captivity, city officials said on Wednesday.
In calling off the June 28 event, the officials cited concerns that they lacked the resources to safely manage the thousands of supporters and protesters who were expected to converge on the small mountain community of 8,000 residents.~snip~
Since the current news cycle seems to be Bowe Bergdahl all the time let us not lose sight of the other scandals affecting our veterans.

Dr. Manny: Don’t let Bergdahl’s rescue distract from the VA scandal
Just two weeks ago, we were in the midst of one of the biggest governmental scandals in American history. Our beloved veterans were dying for lack of access to VA hospital services. Mysterious “secret” lists revealing falsified wait times for patients seeking care at VA hospitals were being identified. Physician whistleblowers were coming out of the woodwork. And on Friday, Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki finally resigned.
But this week, President Obama has been quick to shift the national attention to another news story: The release of the last U.S. prisoner of war in Afghanistan, Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.
People, don’t let Bergdahl’s rescue make you forget about the VA scandal.
Now, I don’t want to get into the specifics surrounding the controversial release of this solider. There are many questions left to be answered, regarding the president’s decision to release what has been referred to as the “Taliban dream team” in exchange for Bergdahl. Or the president’s failure to notify Congress before the exchange took place.
But I think it’s funny that the president is not using the same lines he’s used during other controversies – such as ordering a “study” of the problem, as he did during the VA scandal – to address his current predicament surrounding Bergdahl’s release. Instead, Obama has been quick to characterize the release of Taliban prisoners as something that needed to be done.~snip~
You would think it would be a no-brainer for people to remember that Obama and the dems have a history of slapping those in uniform in the face. Truth is that the liberal/commie media in this country has the attention span of a 2 year old and would be more than happy to stop talking about all that VA stuff that might embarrass their Obamessiah.
What the government is doing to our warriors is to neglect them and treat them with disdain. They deserve better and we need to remember that.

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