Wounded Warrior Blasts Obama

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“animis opibusque parati”

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#1 Mar 2, 2014
http://www.ijreview.com/2014/03/118599-wounde...

Senior Airman Ret. Brian Kolfage vented his feelings to President Obama in a strongly worded letter that doesnít mince words:

Dear President Obama,

My name is Brian Kolfage, Iím a triple amputee and retired Air Force veteran who was severely wounded on September 11, 2004 in Iraq.

I nearly died in a war that most of your colleagues supported overwhelmingly, including the two presidents who came before you. Many citizens may not agree with waging war in Iraq to free the oppressed Iraqi citizens, but itís something that warriors like myself have no control over. I joined to serve my country and to better my life. Iíve seen things that you could never imagine, and they have made me the person I am today.

Mr. Obama, even though we have extreme opposite views, we have one thing in common, we both attended school in Hawaii. However, thatís where the similarities end.

You see, as you attended your exclusive, private school, I would ride my bike to Kaimuki High School in one of the roughest areas in Hawaii. Every morning I would ride past Punahou, the exclusive private school you attended and I would notice all of the Bentleys, Maseratis, and fancy foreign cars that all the kids were dropped off in; wow it must have been extremely rough in Hawaii living that life, right? I could only imagine what it was like to have that kind of money. Fortunately for you, not many people are aware of the school that you and the upper class citizens of Hawaii attended. The tuition to attend your exclusive, private school was more than it cost me to obtain a Bachelorís degree in Architecture from the University of Arizona. You talk a big game when it comes to financial inequality, yet Iím quite sure you have no idea what itís truly like to have to sacrifice. You were one of the elitist children in Hawaii.

After High School, we each chose very different paths. You were able to attend Americaís finest Ivy League schools, while I pursued a career in the military, in hopes of earning a degree. What we have in life as children usually helps to set the tone for how we acheive success later in life. I worked to get where I am today, while it was HANDED TO YOUÖ.Mr. Inequality.

I volunteered to go to Iraq on both of my deployments, and the second time I begged to go even after I wasnít selected. During that second deployment, I was ultimately placed on the team where I would lose both legs and my dominant arm. Even though many Americans were against the war in Iraq, Iíve never asked myself if it was worth it after losing 3 of my limbs.

“animis opibusque parati”

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#2 Mar 2, 2014
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I am frequently reminded of the many young Iraqi children who would beg me for water, food, and toys while I was stationed in Iraq. Children, who in all aspects made the poorest of poor American children look rich. You have no idea what it really means to be poor. Itís laughable that you, who would have no idea what it means to be poor would so frequently play the inequality card.

While I was in Iraq, our mission was to liberate the Iraqi citizens from a tyrant and thatís what we did. Never forget, it was your people who sent us there, like the Clintons, John Kerry, Nancy Pelosi & Carl Levin. However, since the day you busted onto the scene youíve been talking about ending the war and pulling the troops out, not understanding the blood sweat and tears that so many Americans and Iraqiís invested. And with complete disregard for every life sacrificed, every limb lost, and every broken family, you bailed on our mission to pursue an agenda that was completely centered on your re-election in 2012. If you didnít bail on Iraq you were worried that you may not get re-elected and thatís a fact. Just before elections on Oct 11, 2012 you said ďAl Qaeda is on the run and Osama bin Laden is dead.Ē Look at Iraq now, they are in shambles and the Al Qaeda flag is flying freely. Clearly, youíre unfit for duty as a Commander in Chief. You put your own agenda ahead of Americaís agenda, and now you have single handedly ruined and destroyed nearly everything we gained in Iraq. It clearly means nothing to you, because the only thing that youíve personally invested in that country was a promise to bail on them. However, people like me gave limbs, friends have died, and weíve watched families destroyed by warís aftermath.

Iím not placing blame on you for the war, Iím placing blame on you for destroying what weíve worked so hard to build. Youíre not a leader, youíre a community organizer. A leader would have stood up regardless of the situation and put Americaís agenda first and that is ensuring a secure Iraq even after 10 years of war. But, you placed Barack first, just as Robert Gates confirmed in his new book. I canít help but think of those poor kids who I gave water and toys to 11 years ago. Theyíre probably 15 or 16 years old now, and I can only imagine what itís like for them to have their nation being torn apart yet again; all because of your poor leadership qualities. Regardless of why we went to Iraq, its water under the bridge. We went there, we waged war, and we not only owed it to our KIAís but we owed it to the citizens of Iraq. We invaded their country and turned it upside down, and you bailed on them. You bailed on our soldiers and youíve wasted every death and every limb, itís all for nothing. And to make matters worse you blame others for your failures.

Youíre just another elitist rich thug whoís pretended to live the rough life growing up in the inner-city. Youíre only worried about your own agenda and furthering your party instead of taking care of Americans. Your inability to be a leader at some of the most critical points has caused both of our wars to fail. Youíve been a joke to most of our veteran community and we have no faith in your ability to lead.

Senior Airman Ret Brian Kolfage USAF

ďThe man who complains about the way the ball bounces is likely to be the one who dropped it.Ē
ó Lou Holtz

Senior Airman Ret. Brian Kolfage truly sacrificed for this country because it has championed the ideals of freedom and equality; and like many other citizens, he now perceives Obama to be a threat to the American way of life.

Certainly, we wish the best for wounded vets like Senior Airman Ret. Kolfage, and Godspeed.

“Queen of my domain”

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#3 Mar 2, 2014
BRAVO!

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#4 Mar 2, 2014
Wow. Finally. Wishing the best to him, his family and all of our military.
Oliver Canterberry

Columbus, OH

#5 Mar 2, 2014
Brilliant post.

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#6 Mar 2, 2014
Oliver Canterberry wrote:
Brilliant post.
Yes, thanks, Tip, for posting it.

Brillant guy who wrote the letter also.
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Dublin, OH

#7 Mar 2, 2014
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Dublin, OH

#8 Mar 2, 2014
Triple Amputee Airman Gets Huge Bill from VA after Speaking Out

http://www.patriotsheartnetwork.net/profiles/...
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Dublin, OH

#9 Mar 2, 2014
To the cold-hearted basword who is negatively judging these: Clearly, you didn't have the cojones to sign up nor have you experienced a devastating loss as a result. You know where you can go.
Pope Che Reagan Christ I

Lodi, OH

#10 Mar 2, 2014
Who knew that getting three limbs blown off makes one a political analyst. This guy's opinions are worth the exact same as any other wingnut's.
Big Johnson

Columbus, OH

#11 Mar 2, 2014
Wait what wrote:
To the cold-hearted basword who is negatively judging these: Clearly, you didn't have the cojones to sign up nor have you experienced a devastating loss as a result. You know where you can go.
Now you are talking about -tip- and Nate and Gokeefe and Karl, and I daresay yourself.

In other words, the usual armchair warriors.
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Dublin, OH

#12 Mar 2, 2014
Big Johnson wrote:
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Now you are talking about -tip- and Nate and Gokeefe and Karl, and I daresay yourself.
In other words, the usual armchair warriors.
Why yes, we did experience a devastating loss. What was your point, again, other than proving to me that 'men' who brag about 'Big Johnsons' often do so to compensate for that which they do not have?
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Dublin, OH

#13 Mar 2, 2014
Pope Che Reagan Christ I wrote:
Who knew that getting three limbs blown off makes one a political analyst. This guy's opinions are worth the exact same as any other wingnut's.
Even for you, this is an extraordinarily cruel comment. Truly, you are the spawn of the Devil himself and I hope you rot.
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Dublin, OH

#14 Mar 2, 2014
Pope Che Reagan Christ I wrote:
Who knew that getting three limbs blown off makes one a political analyst.
So let me get this straight: LGBTabde community - pay attention, they know of which they speak. Wounded Warriors - not so much. Gotcha.
Pope Che Reagan Christ I

Lodi, OH

#15 Mar 2, 2014
Wait what wrote:
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Even for you, this is an extraordinarily cruel comment. Truly, you are the spawn of the Devil himself and I hope you rot.
What makes that guy's opinion valid? It seems quite odd that a guy who lost 3 limbs is complaining that we still aren't there so more people can have their limbs removed.
Pope Che Reagan Christ I

Lodi, OH

#16 Mar 2, 2014
Wait what wrote:
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So let me get this straight: LGBTabde community - pay attention, they know of which they speak. Wounded Warriors - not so much. Gotcha.
What?

Since: Oct 10

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#17 Mar 2, 2014
Big Johnson wrote:
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Now you are talking about -tip- and Nate and Gokeefe and Karl, and I daresay yourself.
In other words, the usual armchair warriors.
Gee, I feel left out.

Putting it simply, I agree with everything WW has said and che needs to choke and die. Really.

Be glad it wasn't your son, wee man.
Pope Che Reagan Christ I

Lodi, OH

#18 Mar 2, 2014
Seriouslady wrote:
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Gee, I feel left out.
Putting it simply, I agree with everything WW has said and che needs to choke and die. Really.
Be glad it wasn't your son, wee man.
I agree with you, Ann. I'm glad it wasn't my son who wrote such an insolent letter.

“animis opibusque parati”

Since: Oct 12

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#19 Mar 2, 2014
Pope Che Reagan Christ I wrote:
<quoted text>I agree with you, Ann. I'm glad it wasn't my son who wrote such an insolent letter.
What do Obama's boots taste like?
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Dublin, OH

#20 Mar 2, 2014
Pope Che Reagan Christ I wrote:
<quoted text>I agree with you, Ann. I'm glad it wasn't my son who wrote such an insolent letter.
I'm certainly not surprised, and I'm sure you'd mete out the correct punishment. It must scare you to see a manly-man capable of thinking and acting for himself.

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