“We’ve got to get the job done there and that requires us to have enough troops so that we’re not just air-raiding villages and killing civilians, which is causing enormous pressure over there." -- Barack Hussein Obama Jr.(D)You've probably seen the video where the future Appeaser-In-Chief does claim his uncle was one of the first troops to "liberate" Auschwitz. As part of a lecture on how a "poor" uncle was so traumatized by his service in WWII he wouldn't come out of the attic for 6 months, implying our soldiers in Iraq are all crying out for help I suppose...
At a fancy '05 Manhattan fundraiser, Obama told the approving crowd that the Bush administration was using soldiers in Iraq as "cannon fodder."
“You know, I’ve heard from an Army captain who was the head of a rifle platoon — supposed to have 39 men in a rifle platoon. Ended up being sent to Afghanistan with 24 because 15 of those soldiers had been sent to Iraq. And as a consequence, they didn’t have enough ammunition, they didn’t have enough humvees. They were actually capturing Taliban weapons, because it was easier to get Taliban weapons than it was for them to get properly equipped by our current commander in chief.” -- Barack Hussein Obama
..."oftentimes our women servicemembers are more prone to post-traumatic stress disorder partly because they — there's a sad, but real, problem of sexual harassment and sexual abuse for women veterans, and that makes them much more prone, then, to have post-traumatic stress disorder." -- Barack Hussein Obama Jr.(D)
"If you talk to commanders on the ground there, they'll tell you, 'Instead of having another platoon, I'd rather have a couple of agricultural specialists." -- Barack Hussein Obama Jr.(D) who hasn't been "on the ground there" in Afghanistan
"I had an uncle who was part of the first American troops to go into Auschwitz and liberate the concentration camps. The story in our family was that when he came home, he just went up into the attic and he didn't leave the house for six months,"I thought your mother was an only child?
Oh... I meant my great-Uncle...Wasn't Treblinka already razed two years prior?
Er...And isn't Auschwitz in Poland? Was your great-Uncle in the Red Army of the Soviet Union?
Oh... I meant a completely different camp in Germany...If you are so proud of your "great-Uncle" why didn't you mention him in your previous two memoirs?
How dare you criticize my patriotism?So, now it's your "grandfather" who "heard stories"... Did he spend 6 months in your attic too?
This is really a distraction from the larger issues of my campaign.Byron York
How come he talks about his family a lot, but only one side? And then mostly just his grandparents on that side?
His mother was basically an expatriate, and his father was a visitor from Kenya. (Although Obama has at times portrayed his father as drawn to the United States by the immigrant dream, he in fact came to the U.S. for school and went back home.)
If Obama keeps talking about his mother's family, some commentators are going to ask, bluntly: "How come he talks mostly about the white side of his family?"
In the context of his previous smears... and his "crazy uncle" Jeremiah Wright, I think the question answers itself.
Cross Posted at DANEgerus