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Why So Few Medals of Honor? August 2, 2009

Posted by gregquill in Uncategorized.

Medal of honor

AP writes:

(AP) “Eight years of war in Afghanistan and Iraq. About 4,000 members of the U.S. military killed in action. More than 34,000 wounded. Just six considered worthy of America’s highest military award for battlefield valor – all awarded posthumously.

“Pentagon officials … [throw up a smokescreen about laser guided bombs and] … a change in the nature of warfare.

“Those explanations don’t tell the whole story, said Rep. Duncan Hunter, a first-term lawmaker who served combat tours as a Marine in Iraq and Afghanistan. He has sponsored legislation that directs the defense secretary to review current trends in awarding the Medal of Honor to determine what’s behind the low count. The bill passed the House. If Senate negotiators go along, Secretary Robert Gates would have to report back by March 31.”

In my opinion, the President sets the tone. Look at the current and the prior President, and you get the answer. No one was ever a hero in Bush’s book except Bush, and maybe Poppee and Barbara, and maybe Dick Cheney. The present one isn’t sure of the Pentagon’s phone number.

And the Generals and Admirals have dropped the ball to be PC. Bunch of manure, I think.




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