Does Barack Obama’s Defense Secretary Leon Panetta hold so little trust toward the American military that he would require them to make themselves defenseless inside a war zone when in his presence? Sadly – YES.
I admit to being a bit conflicted on this subject. It was Leon Panetta, and not Barack Obama, who truly initiated the killing of Osama Bin Laden – at least according to an Insider source who has proven accurate time and time again. (LINK) In fact President Obama, under the always-present guidance of senior adviser Valerie Jarrett, was once again dragging his feet on making any kind of decision – a scenario later detailed in part by the British press, but predictably ignored by American media.
The most damning evidence of an out-of-the-loop Barack Obama during the Bin Laden operation is the now-infamous situation room photo released AFTER Insider’s initial account that gives undebiable proof that the president was in fact taken off of the golf course and brought to the White House AFTER the Bin Laden raid was already underway. According to Insider – this was no accident. Leon Panetta coordinated the operation, kept the president and Jarrett insulated from that information, and then following its initiation, delivered a script for Barack Obama to follow that would allow him to take the credit for the operation’s successful conclusion – which, once that successful conclusion was determined – President Obama was only too happy to do.
Since that time though – Panetta’s position within the Obama administration has changed, going from CIA Director to Secretary of Defense shortly after the Osama Bin Laden killing. His tenure at Defense has been marked by a mixture of both open support and condemnation of Barack Obama’s continued attack against the American military. Initially warning against the extreme defense cuts the president wishes to initiate so as to spend that money on entitlement programs (a process surely initiated by Valerie Jarrett herself), the 73-year old Panetta’s warnings soon diminished and he has become a somewhat unwilling advocate of those same cuts – reductions by the way that include passing on increased healthcare costs to already underpaid American soldiers.
This past week though, when the Secretary of Defense made a trip to Afghanistan – a conflict that has descended into outright chaos under the failed leadership of Barack Obama, and demanded U.S. soldiers disarm in order to be in the presence of Panetta…I was quite literally left stunned. To have a Secretary of Defense – the second highest ranking civilian leader of the Armed Forces, require the very soldiers sworn to protect the United States…to have them left defenseless inside a war zone certainly speaks to the increasing mistrust between the Obama administration and the U.S. military.
Are you aware the number of American military casualties the first year of the Afghanistan conflict during the Bush administration? That number is 12.
Are you also aware of the number of American military casualties in Afghanistan after Barack Obama became president? That number is 317.
During the eight years the Bush administration oversaw the war in Afghanistan, 630 of this nation’s best gave their lives.
In the just over three years of the Obama administration overseeing military operations in Afghanistan, that number is nearly 1300 deaths.
In less than half the time, more than double the number of American military casualties in Afghanistan since Barack Obama became president.
And what of this sacrifice? How are these bravest of our American men and women treated when visited by the current Secretary of Defense? There exists so little trust between them and the Obama administration that they are required to disarm in his presence.
Obama Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta must resign -NOW.
UPDATE: ANOTHER AMERICAN MARINE KILLED BY AN AFGHAN SOLDIER TRAINED BY THE UNITED STATES.