Wrong Family in the Rose Garden
America was recently treated to a heart-warming display of presidential warmth, sympathy and concern when our commander in chief lent his magisterial presence in a particularly personal way to a Rose Garden photo opportunity. Barack Obama personally led the nation in welcoming the return from behind enemy lines of PFC Bowe Bergdahl in the presence of Bergdahl’s parents in a highly scripted event on the White House grounds. After Bergdahl senior stepped to the lectern and demonstrated in Arabic or Pashto where his true loyalties lie, our ever so solicitous chief executive escorted the happy family away from the ceremony with a comforting presidential hand on the centers of both their backs.
Even before this ceremony, Internet buzz, especially among those in the military and veterans, was that the guy the president was honoring before the entire world was in fact an undeserving deserter, possibly a defector and most likely a collaborator with the enemy. Coming out of all that buzz was the heretofore unknown information that there were at least a half-dozen or more young soldiers killed in the efforts expended by the American military forces in Afghanistan to recover the rogue soldier who’d gone through the wire.
At minimum, six Gold Star Mothers lost their sons in a futile effort to recover a possible traitor. While Bergdahl's family is treated to a celebratory Rose Garden event by a super solicitous president, not a one of those grieving mothers of the dead searchers is given the time of day by the most agenda driven and politically motivated commander-in-chief of our armed forces this nation has ever seen. A Rose Garden stroll? Sure, but what’s in it for Barry, hmmm?
Military deaths must be sorted and categorized, you see, by this most transparent of administrations, for their relative political value. Deaths that can advance their politically correct, socialist agenda become high value opportunities. Should that political value be lacking, then meh…not so much. But in the case of Bergdahl, this tender flower child with ballet skills and inclined to ethereal walk-abouts is obviously poster material for liberal causes, so we will level the full force and presence of the United States government to enshrine him as a hero.
Oh, the families of those killed in the search for our precious little flower?
Tough...they’ll just have to work through it on their own.
Hey, this is the office of the commander of the chiefs; we’re busy, ya know?