Editorial: Disgrace to this nation

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Column By Mike Bibb

“You are a disgrace to this nation.  You have no business having ultimate command over our military, and I regret not saying that to your face when I had the opportunity in Dover.  I felt it more important to bite my tongue, but I also had more important things on my mind at that time, like receiving my son’s lifeless body stateside. While I stood there on the tarmac watching you check your watch over and over again, all I wanted to do was shout out ‘It’s 2 f—ing 30, a—hole.’  But out of respect of the other grieving families, I bit my tongue once again.  Well, as you can probably tell by now, I’m done biting my tongue.  You, sir, stole their lives, their futures, their dreams and have ripped apart 13 families.  You cannot even man up and admit that.”

Mark Schmitz speaking before the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Aug. 29, 2023

If there was ever any doubt of President Biden’s complete lack of leadership in dealing with families of fallen military service members, it’s been his total failure of support and empathy by ignoring America’s Gold Star Families.

Mark Schmitz, father of one of the 13 U.S. service members murdered in a bomb blast on Aug. 26, 2021, at the Kabul, Afghanistan airport, unloaded his feelings about Biden’s abysmal response to the families of the slain service personnel.

An explosion that could have been prevented if only the order had been given to take out the assassin when the opportunity was available.

That order, for some unexplained reason, was never given, and 13 U.S. troops were killed in an instant.

Schmitz wasn’t through with his condemnations.  This is a father, similar to other Gold Star fathers and mothers, who have heard enough of the lies and cover-ups coming from the White House.

“In closing, Mr. Biden, Secretary Austin, Secretary Blinkin, if trusting and supporting our military is too difficult for you, then I suggest you pack your sh-t and enjoy your retirement.  Because, from where I sit on my perch, the noose around your doubled-down notion that this was an extraordinary success looks like it’s tightening a little bit more each and every day”, Schmitz slammed the officials.  

Of course, Defense Department and Army representatives attempted to soothe the situation, offering apologies and platitudes excusing Biden’s miserable withdrawal from Afghanistan — one of the most pathetic blunders in military history.

Army Gen. Mark Milley, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, remarked “This is a personal thing for all of us in uniform.  We don’t like what happened in Afghanistan.  We don’t like the outcome in Afghanistan.  We owe it to the families to take care of them.  Their sacrifices were not in vain.”

Scripted words of comfort and understanding.  Except, Joe Biden — who never served a day in the armed services – is now Commander-in-Chief of all military forces – general of generals – and, could care less about the pain and sorrows of military families.

Recently, on Sept. 5, after presenting a Vietnam War soldier with the Medal of Honor, Joe turned, wandered off stage, and walked out of the room before the closing benediction and ceremony was concluded – leaving the vet standing by himself.  Equally perplexed, the crowd watched as Joe sauntered out of view. 

Obviously, something in Joe’s brain wasn’t functioning properly, or he was simply being disrespectful of the old trooper.  Either way, it’s not a good look at what was supposed to be a solemn tradition.

At least, he didn’t repeatedly check his watch. 

Later, he probably headed back to some beach in Delaware, reminding everyone his oldest son, Beau, was also killed in wartime action.

Well, not exactly.  He died from cancer at age 46, in 2015.  Like his dad, Beau was involved in Delaware politics.

A mere technicality in Joe’s version of things.

Then again, just about everything in Joe’s world is subject to revision, according to how he perceives it.

If it’s the truth, or not, isn’t important.  The main thing is if voters continue to buy Biden’s Baloney Burgers. 

Even that illusion is beginning to be rejected by an awakening public, finally recognizing Joe Biden’s entire career has been one screw-up after another, followed by phony explanations, deceptions, and falsehoods.

Now, his alleged involvement in foreign influence schemes, amounting to tens of millions of dollars, is — without a doubt — the most corrupt act ever perpetrated by a United States sitting president.

That, and using his Department of Justice to politically prosecute a former president in hopes of preventing him from running for president again.

“If ya can’t beat ’em — jail ’em” – a possible slogan for Joe’s 2024 bumper sticker.  

His entire administration has been an appalling example of how twisted and perverse a government can become when entrusted into the hands of unscrupulous and conniving individuals.

Imagine, this pitiful bunch of misfits are charging Trump with RICO violations – an apparent reflection of their tangled behavior!  

Collectively, their stupidity knows no boundaries.  Arrogance and ignorance will eventually be their undoing. 

God bless America.  May God continue to watch over this land, and rid it of the depravity currently infecting our society and governing organizations.