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Cory Remsburg and the American Spirit
American Thinker, by Captain Jordan A. Blashek, USMC

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Posted By:ktindavie, 2/5/2014 5:17:17 AM

The highlight of the State of the Union (SOTU) address was the story of Cory Remsburg, an Army ranger severely injured by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan. At the end of the speech, the president held him up as a symbol of America´s perseverance. To thunderous applause, Cory slowly rose to his feet and gave the crowd a thumbs-up. Not surprisingly, a perpetually divided Congress stood united for nearly two minutes in recognition of Cory's heroic recovery. Nor is it surprising that in the aftermath of the speech that questions have been raised about the appropriateness of the president using Cory's story.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: E Unum Pluribus, 2/5/2014 9:15:14 AM     (No. 9720189)

the military community needs Americans to believe in their country so we can believe that our sacrifices have meaning.

I certainly believe in my country, but I do not believe in my country´s current leaders. And I would discourage my son or daughter from joining the military under our current Commander-in-Chief. Extortion 17 tells me all I need to know about our insane rules of engagement, and that our politicians (and complicit media) would rather sacrifice our most valuable military personnel than risk any political heat for the deaths of any civilians. That is no way to fight a war, let alone win one. And if we aren´t there to win, and promote American values and defend American interests, then the sad reality is that many of the sacrifices made by our men and women in uniform are made in vain.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Wakeupcall, 2/5/2014 9:28:50 AM     (No. 9720206)

The object of war is not to die for your country but to make the other bastxxx die for his.
George S. Patton

America, in our current condition both politically and morally this quote has no meaning.


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Reply 3 - Posted by: tennisbum, 2/5/2014 9:48:56 AM     (No. 9720233)

The best way to honor the military personnel is to support them. In a program about Arlington Cemetery, there are about 30 funerals a day for the fallen. Many are from Iraq and Afghanistan but also from WWII, Korea and Vietnam. Thankfully Arlington and other military cemeteries exist to honor those who´ve served. These Gardens of Stone are magnificent, humbling and peaceful....a place to rest when you´ve given your best to support and defend America and its principles.

Thankfully, we honor the fallen in spite of the current administration´s attempt to demean and denigrate our soldiers


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Reply 4 - Posted by: Pros7767, 2/5/2014 10:11:00 AM     (No. 9720266)

As a gold star parent, I believe that my son died for his country. He served with honor and died with honor. No one can take that away.

However, given the current state of affairs, I can´t help but wonder whether all of the sacrifice was worth it. This Administration has squandered all of their hard work and sacrifice. Whether they did it deliberately or through ineptness is, in the end, irrelevant.

These feelings do not reflect disdain for my country. Rather they embolden me to fight to save this country from the evil that has overtaken it. My son would not recognize this America, so I will continue to fight against all of the entrenched politicians, both Dem and RINO who have allowed this to happen.

In that way, I continue his mission, fighting to save the country he and I love.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: EnsignOToole, 2/5/2014 10:13:11 AM     (No. 9720269)

Americans are still looking for genuine signs that the "State of the Union" is strong.

Most of us now know that we are grievously weakened by this current C-I-C. I am in total agreement with #1 "our insane rules of engagement, and that [of] our politicians (and complicit media) would rather sacrifice our most valuable military personnel than risk any political heat for the deaths of any civilians. That is no way to fight a war, let alone win one."

Why did we go to war with Iraq and Afghanistan in the first place? Does anyone remember the loss of 3,000+ lives on 9/11/2001? Does anyone think that the perpetrators [encouraged by Iraq´s Saddam Hussein and trained in Afghanistan] who flew our hijacked planes into buildings gave a flying fig about who was in those buildings or whether or not they were civilians?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: ilovedogs, 2/5/2014 10:32:09 AM     (No. 9720297)

America is not President Obama. We are much bigger than him. Our soldiers´ sacrifices are always honored. Certainly in my household. We too have our vet. Their cause was just; their duty clear. Now we have to honor them by doing ours which is also clear. That´s how we can best honor them. I know, I asked the vet!

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Reply 7 - Posted by: ncva, 2/5/2014 11:53:49 AM     (No. 9720443)

Thank you #4 for your son´s service and for continuing in the spirit of his mission.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Heraclitus, 2/5/2014 5:49:07 PM     (No. 9720976)

#4, thank you for not giving up.

We thank God for the men and women who serve our nation, not asking whether we´re worthy, regardless of those who scorn and disrespect.

You, soldiers and families, are our great and priceless treasure. Thank you.


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The highlight of the State of the Union (SOTU) address was the story of Cory Remsburg, an Army ranger severely injured by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan. At the end of the speech, the president held him up as a symbol of America´s perseverance. To thunderous applause, Cory slowly rose to his feet and gave the crowd a thumbs-up. Not surprisingly, a perpetually divided Congress stood united for nearly two minutes in recognition of Cory's heroic recovery. Nor is it surprising that in the aftermath of the speech that questions have been raised about the appropriateness of the president using Cory's story.



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