It is time for American's to understand the damage Barack Obama does to the reputation of our troops when he makes statements such as "our troops are raiding villages and murdering civilians." As the wife of a deployed soldier, I find this comment dispicable, irresponsible and indicative of Obama's lack of judgement, because in the end, this race is not about experience, it's about judgement.
When a presidential candidate makes such a statement publically, it places a stain on EVERY soldier serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. The public hears the sound bite, and believes it, because in the minds of a great many people, if a Presidential Candidate says it, then it MUST BE TRUE. The message they come away with is that this is what ALL our soldiers are doing.
My husband, a reservist, is currently deployed in Iraq, at great personal sacrifice to himself and his family. But when he is at home, and travelling to his reserve center, he cannot stop to have dinner in a restaurant if he is in uniform.
Why? Because of the low public opinion of what our soldiers are doing. Does anyone realize that often when our soldiers wear the uniform OF THE UNITED STATES MILIARY in public, they are often subjected to being spat on and the object of vile remarks by members of the public? And this is directly due to IRRISPONSIBLE STATEMENTS LIKE THAT ONE MADE BY BARACK OBAMA.
IT DOES NOT TAKE A ROCKET SCIENTIST TO UNDERSTAND THAT.
THIS MAN IS NOT QUALIFIED TO BE COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF, BECAUSE HIS OPINION OF OUR SOLDIERS IS SO LOW THAT HE WILL NEVER HAVE THE RESPECT OF THE MILITARY AND THEIR FAMILIES.
JOHN McCain, on the other hand, GETS IT. AS A WAR HERO, HE, MORE THAN ANYONE UNDERSTANDS THE SACRIFICE OUR TROOPS ARE MAKING EVERYDAY. HE UNDERSTANDS WHAT IT MEANS TO RISK YOUR LIFE FOR YOUR COUNTRY.
IF YOU HAVE A LOVED ONE SERVING IN THE MILITARY, YOU BETRAY THEM IF YOU CAST YOUR VOTE FOR BARACK OBAMA. WE CANNOT ALLOW THIS MAN TO MAKE AN OBAMANATION OUT OF AMERICA.