At the time I cheered but I also thought it was too good to be true. I just figured that the White House would put undue pressure on the Pentagon brass and that they would, as they so often have under this President, meekly relent. After all, rumors are surfacing widely that the reason Benghazi is not resolved is the fact that the man with the most knowledge, General David Petraeus, is likely being blackmailed by pending charges against him. Why would the government recommend pressing charges against Petraeus when the IRS can violate everyone's rights and the President can just ignore the law of the land and everyone looks the other way? Because they are no longer seeking justice or fair play and they are repeatedly doing things like that. So with that approach to governance why would they not use threats of imprisonment or loss of retirement for any officer who disagrees with their actions? And remember, the THEY goes directly to the White House and likely to Barack Obama.
Well, yesterday it became evident that they want the truth deferred about Bergdahl as two Pentagon spokesmen, both military officers, Major General Ron Lewis and Navy Rear Admiral John Kirby announced that no final decision or referral of charges has yet taken place. As a result, Bill O'Reilly questioned LtCol (Ret) Shaffer again, telling him that the Pentagon had called him a liar. Shaffer stuck to his guns, stating that the decision has been made but admitting that the Pentagon had been under relentless pressure to back off by the White House. Ben Rhodes, a White House staffer who has no shame in what he does to protect the President, has been identified as the point man for Obama.
So the question becomes this: Are there any patriots left in the Pentagon and is anyone willing to put his country and its future ahead of their own personal comfort? Are there any Patrick Henry types today in government? For with what is going on today, I think that one good credible source coming forward would open the proverbial Pandora's Box and the trickle of truth that is coming out would turn into a torrent.
We have a President who has released five horrible Islamic terrorist leaders with huge volumes of blood on their hands for one likely traitor whose father was treated like royalty at the White House. The elder Bergdahl practically pledged allegiance to our enemies with comments in their own language.
And this brings me to another example, quite the opposite, which shows the destructive actions which are being taken to dismantle and degrade our military forces. For while Bergdahl gets good treatment and Obama tries to cover for him, young Army Lieutenant Lance Lorance, a man who bravely fought in Afghanistan and did all he could to protect his men from evil from all directions is languishing in Leavenworth. Lieutenant Lorance had the misfortune of using military force in self defense of his men in an Army that has put political correctness first and concern for our soldiers second.
I hope that all who are reading this will think very closely about these things that have taken place. They don't make sense, they put our soldiers in a no win position and they present to us a situation which brings to mind a great line from an old classic: "Something is rotten in the State of Denmark". Only in this case we are talking about the United States of America.
I only hope and indeed I pray for common sense, honor, and truth to return to the leadership of our country and our military for America is today on very shaky ground. Our former friends are more often than not treated badly and our enemies are given free reign to do what they want to do. Let's pray for the truth to come out and for true justice to be given to Lieutenant Lorance and with God's help we can somehow end this scourge on America.
Sadly, as a former Army officer myself, I must conclude that it's just not MY Army anymore.