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     I hope anyone who has a military background, or is an American, will read and forward this.

If you are not a veteran, send this to those that you know who are, or to those who may know veterans.
(The 2014 United States elections will be held on Tuesday, November 4, 2014. During this midterm election year, all 435 seats in the United States House of Representatives and 33 of the 100 seats in the United States Senate will be contested in this election. Get out and VOTE!!)
A movement has been started by our armed forces to get out the vote in 2014. They are organizing themselves, but this can be done by all of us. The President has made the Rules of Engagement (ROE) so difficult, that our troops are often killed before they can even get permission to fight. Nothing has been done to stop our troops from being murdered by the Afghanis they are training, either. 
Now, the President wants the US to sign on to the UN's International Criminal Court (ICC), which would allow the UN's ICC to arrest and try US troops for War Crimes, without the legal protections guaranteed under US Law, and from which there is no appeal. 
The President, with his Democratic control of the Senate, has nearly all the power. If the Republicans, can take back the Senate in 2014, our troops can once again be protected from unnecessary danger. Please consider this, and send it on to your mailing lists. 
Thank You. 
Interestingly enough, when GW Bush was President you heard about the military deaths in Iraq and Afghanistan almost daily. With Obama in the White House, the mainstream media has been strangely quiet. --- Because of the Obama Rules of Engagement, more than 1,000 American soldiers have lost their lives in Afghanistan in the last 27 months. This is more than the combined total of the nine years before. Thirty have died in August alone. During the last month, over 50 additional NATO and US servicemen have been murdered, inside jobs by those who are hired to be a force for good in Afghanistan.
The commander in chief is AWOL. Not a peep, although he ordered the White House flag flown at half-staff for the Sikhs that were killed. There is a deep disgust, a fury, growing in the ranks of the military against the indifferent incompetence of this president. 
It has taken on a dangerous tone. No one knows what to do about him, but the anger runs deep as the deaths continue with no strategic end in sight to the idiocy of this war. Obama has had 5+ years to end this futile insanity, during which time he has vacationed, golfed, campaigned, and generally ignored the plight of our men and women in uniform. But, there is now a movement afoot in the armed services to launch a massive get out the vote drive against this president. 
Not just current active duty types, but the National Guard, Reserves, the retired, and all other prior service members. This is no small special interest group, but many millions of veterans who can have an enormous impact on the outcome of the November election if they all respond. 
The one million military retirees in Florida alone could mean an overwhelming victory in that state if they all show up at the polls. It might not keep another one hundred U.S. troops from dying between now and November, but a turn out to vote by the military against this heart breaking lack of leadership can make a powerful statement that hastens a change to the indifference of this shallow little man who just lets our soldiers die. 
Veterans: Please forward to your lists. High Priority! 
In God We Trust.


charlie said...

Flash forward four years, and you guys have won. The Republicans are now in charge of everything.

Let's see...

The so-called President is under investigation by multiple agencies. So is his daughter. And his son-in-law.

The Republicans have managed to break the Affordable Care Act, which will result in higher healthcare costs across the board and millions of people without insurance.

They've made it easier to pollute streams, and coal miners may now be exposed to higher levels of coal dust. Oh, and coal mining deaths are up.

School children can now enjoy more salt in their lunches.

They've added $1.5 trillion dollars in order to give rich people money. They called it a tax cut.

Republicans promised that the corporate tax cuts would largely go to workers, but in fact, only 6% of that money has gone to employees. Most has gone to executives or was used in stock buybacks.

The result is lower wages, but that's OK, because Trump said during the campaign that wages in this country are too high.

They've promised tariffs, and delivered upon them, which is sending the stock market into turmoil.

The White House staff is seeing record turnover, and the Current Occupant of the White House has the lowest approval ratings in history.

Mass shootings are up, and three of the ten deadliest mass shootings ever have occurred in the 13 months Trump has been in office.

Republicans, true to the NRA, have sworn to do nothing.

Oh, and we're still at war, presumably with rules of engagement that are more in line with what RWD would like to see.

It's all rainbows and unicorns now that The Black Guy is out of office.

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