“MY BROTHERS IN ARMS” !!!
“My brothers in arms” is a reference to the “brotherhood” that exist between all branches of the “ARMED SERVICES”: Army, Navy, Coastguard, Reserves, Air Force and Marines. The “brotherhood” is real and is felt to differing degrees by all that have served this great nation. I served six years and truly feel that I am better off today, as a man, because of that service. It taught me a number of things, some being: self-respect, team work, loyalty and patriotism. As all that know me personally will attest, I am very patriotic and it all streams from my time in the service and my respect for the flag. I get tears in my eyes when the flag goes by or during the “National Anthem”. I even got emotional during the recent Olympics when one of our people won “gold” and they played the “National Anthem”. Laugh if you must, but it really does mean something special to me; and you might just get “my boot in your ass” if you laugh too long or too loud.
I have always said that all who “served”, no matter the branch, have this feeling and I would really like to have some of you respond under the comments section. Please, give me your take on how “patriotism” effects you. It will be very interesting to see if I am correct. I think it only makes “COMMON SENSE” that those who served have more dedication to the country and her well-being.
I will tell you that I could not agree more with what you are to read in the following “Open Letter To The President”. This soldier says it about as well as any I have heard, while all the time disclosing information that I have never heard about the President. This man was elected without any real knowledge of “who he really is”!!! I knew from the start that he had no real character; but he has shown me time and time again that as bad as I thought he was or might be; he is much worse. Pay close attention as you read this soldier’s letter and I’m sure you will hear a thing or two that was never disclosed by the media during the vetting process. I have not fact checked every word but believe it to be true; and if it is true, it sheds a lot of light on how he reacts today.
Senior Airman Brian Kolfage is a U.S. hero. He is a triple-amputee veteran of the War in Iraq who has surpassed all odds and made the most incredible recovery of any veteran to ever survive his injuries. He is a patriot – the kind of man you want your son to grow up to be. This is his letter to Obama on President’s Day.
My Open Letter to Obama on Presidents’ Day.
I nearly died in a war that you and most of your colleagues supported overwhelmingly, including the two presidents who came before you. Many citizens may not agree with waging war in Iraq to free the oppressed Iraqi citizens, but it’s something that warriors like myself have zero control over. I joined to serve my country and to better my life. I’ve seen things that you could never imagine, and they have made me the person I am today.
Mr. Obama, even though we share extreme opposite views, we have one thing in common, we both attended school in Hawaii. However, that’s where the similarities end. You see, as you attended your exclusive, private school, I would ride my bike to Kaimuki High school in one of the roughest areas in Hawaii every morning and would ride past Punahou, the exclusive private school you attended. I would notice the Bentleys, Maserati’s, and fancy foreign cars that all the kids were dropped off in; wow it must have been extremely rough in Hawaii living that life, right? I could only imagine what it was like to have that kind of money. Fortunately for you, not many people are aware of the school and the upper class citizens who attended it. The tuition to attend your exclusive, private school was more than it cost me to obtain a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture from the University of Arizona. You talk a big game when it comes to financial inequality, yet I’m quite sure you have no idea what it’s truly like to have sacrifice. You were one of the elitist children in Hawaii.
After High School, we each chose very different paths. You were able to attend Ivy League schools, and I sought out a military career to in hopes of earning a degree. What we have in life as children usually sets the tone for what we will face later in life that will make us successful. I worked to get where I am today, and YOU WERE HANDED IT….Mr. Inequality.
I volunteered to go to Iraq on both of my deployments, and the second time I begged to go even after I wasn’t selected, which ultimately got me placed on the team where I would lose both legs and my dominant arm. I’ve never asked myself was losing 3 limbs in a war worth it, even though many Americans were against it.
I am frequently reminded of the many young Iraqi children who would beg me for water, food, and toys while I was stationed in Iraq. Children, who in all aspects made the poorest of poor American children look rich. You have no idea what it really means to be poor. It’s laughable that you, who would have no idea what it means to be poor would so frequently play the inequality card.
While I was in Iraq, our mission was to liberate the Iraqi citizens from a tyrant and that’s what we did. Never forget, it was your people who sent us there, like the Clintons, John Kerry, Nancy Pelosi & Carl Levin. However, since the day you busted onto the scene you’ve been talking about ending the war and pulling the troops out, not understanding the blood sweat and tears that so many Americans and Iraqi’s invested. And with complete disregard for every life sacrificed, every limb lost, and every broken family, you bailed on our mission to pursue an agenda that was completely centered on your re-election in 2012. If you didn’t bail on Iraq you were worried that you may not get re-elected and that’s a fact. Just before elections on Oct 11, 2012 you said “Al Qaeda is on the run and Osama bin Laden is dead.” Look at Iraq now, they are in shambles and the Al Qaeda flag is flying freely. Clearly, you’re unfit for duty as a Commander in Chief. You put your own agenda ahead of America’s agenda, and now you have single handedly ruined and destroyed nearly everything we gained in Iraq. It clearly means nothing to you, because the only thing that you’ve personally invested in that country was a promise to bail on them. However, people like me gave limbs, friends have died, and we’ve watched families destroyed by war’s aftermath.
I’m not placing blame on you for the war, I’m placing blame on you for destroying what we’ve worked so hard to build. You’re not a leader, you’re a community organizer. A leader would have stood up regardless of the situation and put America’s agenda first and that is ensuring a secure Iraq even after 10 years of war. But, you placed Barack first, just as Robert Gates confirmed in his new book. I can’t help but think of those poor kids who I gave water and toys to 11 years ago. They’re probably 15 or 16 years old now, and I can only imagine what it’s like for them to have their nation being torn apart yet again; all because of your poor leadership qualities. Regardless of why we went to Iraq, its water under the bridge. We went there, we waged war, and we not only owed it to our KIA’s but we owed it to the citizens of Iraq. We invaded their country and turned it upside down, and you bailed on them. You bailed on our soldiers and you’ve wasted every death and every limb, it’s all for nothing. And to make matters worse you blame others for your failures
You’re just another elitist rich thug who’s pretended to live the rough life growing up in the inner-city. You’re only worried about your own agenda and furthering your party instead of taking care of Americans. Your inability to be a leader at some of the most critical points has caused both of our wars to fail. You’ve been a joke to most of our veteran community and we have no faith in your ability to lead.
Senior Airman Ret Brian Kolfage USAF
Did you catch the part about the “private school”? Isn’t it strange that this President went to a private, elite school but resists “school vouchers” for the “under privileged” children of today? Damn near all the blacks fell all over themselves to vote for this “community organizer” never realizing how he felt about them. He is an elitist; and he was and is saying to the black community that he is black but that you are just “niggers” and do not deserve a chance at a first class education. This term does not just refer to the blacks but to all the “under privileged”! This is not only racial discrimination, but class discrimination as well. We as a nation need for all our children to get the best education possible so that they develop into first-rate citizens. This education need not be void of “spiritual education” and knowledge of “GOD ALMIGHTY” and the sacrifices he made to make you whole. It must also include education in “morals and ethics” backed by scripture and the “TEN COMMANDMENTS”. It only makes “COMMON SENSE” that you need reading, writing and arithmetic along with spiritual guidance as well.