Recently, although he failed to return a Marine guard’s salute, Barack Obama later approached the Marine and “shook hands” with him and had a brief conversation with him. The follow up “handshake” part of the story was not reported, and many on the Right mistakenly howled at the “insult.”
This brief and otherwise meaningless “gotcha” moment allowed a half-witted liberal blogger named Charles Johnson to gloat and laugh at conservatives who had jumped on the story. Score one for the Left. Nevertheless, the genuine insults Obama heaps on veterans each day far out-number this small minded “victory” in the Left’s war to smother the truth about how veterans are really treated by Obama.
Under Obama, veterans’ claims take an average of more than six months to be processed.
Just since 2009, the number of veterans waiting for benefits has risen from 11,000 to 245,000. Some of those waiting in Comrade Obama’s cue have very serious injuries. Those waiting include 1,600 vets who have lost a limb; 156 who are blind; 177,000 with hearing loss; and at least 200 who need FACE TRANSPLANTS.
Remember when under George Bush an unused wing of Walter Reed Hospital was pressed into service and its shortcomings (many very serious) were trumpeted by the media? The wing was closed, and the problems were fixed. Conditions like that and worse are still in place, but the media does nothing to trumpet this problem to protect Obama. An ABC News inspection of Veterans Administration facilities found filthy bathrooms, dirty linens, visible dried blood, patients forced to beg for food and water, and some so sick from neglect they were suffering bed sores.
In 2012, over 85,000 veterans were treated for sexual abuse suffered while in service. When the Washington Post pointed out these numbers, the Pentagon pledged to fix the problem; but like most Obama pledges, that too has gone unfulfilled.
Obama charges many veterans the cost of shipping their medals to them. A South Dakota retired Sgt. Major had to PAY $21.00 COD to get his Purple Heart from the miserly Barack Obama.
The Veterans Administration has dropped the words “God” and/or “Jesus” from its funeral services for veterans.
As many as 1/3 of returning veterans have been deemed mentally ill, and this is being used as a pretext to take guns from veterans across the country.
And of course, there is Obama’s supreme insult, which is labeling veterans as “potential domestic terrorists” if they express viewpoints that are critical of the government.
When it comes to veterans, Obama’s handshake is worth as much as his word: NOTHING.