One to think about…

As the ‘war’ on the military by the administration continues, this one is worth thinking about…


And yes, he’s real. It’s not a faked poster. His bio is HERE. Of course the difference is WHO was president. George Bush, who actually appreciated the service of our warriors, and made repeated (and not photo ops) trips to Walter Reed.

And this one ties into the poster too…


The Soldier stood and faced God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining,
Just as brightly as his brass.

‘Step forward now, Soldier,
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To My Church have you been true?’

The soldier squared his shoulders and said,
‘no, Lord, I guess I ain’t.
Because those of us who carry guns,
Can’t always be a saint.

I’ve had to work most Sundays,
And at times my talk was tough.
And sometimes I’ve been violent,
Because the world is awfully rough.

But, I never took a penny,
That wasn’t mine to keep.
Though I worked a lot of overtime,
When the bills just got too steep.

And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at times I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God, forgive me,
I’ve wept unmanly tears.

I know I don’t deserve a place,
Among the people here.
They never wanted me around,
Except to calm their fears.

If you’ve a place for me here, Lord,
It needn’t be so grand.

I never expected or had too much,
But if you don’t, I’ll understand.

There was a silence all around the throne,
Where the saints had often trod.
As the Soldier waited quietly,
For the judgment of his God.

‘Step forward now, you Soldier,
You’ve borne your burdens well.
Walk peacefully on Heaven’s streets,
You’ve done your time in Hell.’

~Author Unknown~

h/t JP, Frito, Griz and others.


One to think about… — 14 Comments

  1. Haven’t heard of the Lightbringer visiting the troops lately. Probably afraid they will show him their backs just as he does to them through his actions.

  2. I tire of hearing how The President continues to dishonor the troops and the Nation.
    Sadly, I fear the electorate is going to make the same mistake next time.


  3. Bush went to Walter Reed because he himself had served and had an emotional connection to fellow servicemen. Obama doesn’t even have an emotional connection to the USA, let alone the people who protect it. One of the reasons a President should be native-born is that very connection.

  4. Hence the reason I swore an oath to the Constitution and not a singular person.

    Sure, I’d follow Barry if he asked, but out of sheer, morbid curiosity more than anything.

  5. Makes you think and be very grateful for his service and sacrifice. I could go on about how disconnected Obama is, but frankly, it would take a year’s worth of reading. All the sentences would be a derivative of the word you know I like that rhymes with truck.

  6. Hey Old NFO;

    As people like him continue to serve, there is still hope for the republic. As long as people like us continue to walk the ramparts, there is hope…but give it a few more generations of “SJW” and other nonsense…then the twilight of the republic will be upon us.

  7. WSF- Nope, not a word…

    gfa- I TRULY hope not!

    NC- Can’t disagree…

    SPE- You DO have a point. dammit…

    Fargo- That’s why I let the picture and the poem do my talking… SAME reason!

    Tim- I don’t either.

    Bob- You could be right, I hope you’re wrong, but I’m not sure…

    Heath- Yep, and gladly done.

  8. Where do they keep coming from? When I joined the Navy (approx the same time as our illustrious host, Nineteen ought mumble mumble), violent conflict was nowhere on the horizon. The thought was there in the back of our minds, after all, it WAS a dangersous job. But it wasn’t “in your face”. Now, even after 2 rounds in Iraq and 1 and Afghanistan, and thanks to the sterling diplomacy of our current Golfer in Chief and Sec State it looks like were going to be there awhile longer. Yet still these young men come forward. Wether it’s the Kris Kyles of the world, or this young man, or some dood who winds up being a mess cook, they still come and serve. And bear their wounds. As long as we have men like this there is hope.


  9. George W. Bush knows the price paid by the military.
    I was reading where an Army recruiter said that only 30% of the people applying qualified to serve.

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