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President focused like a laser

By From page A8 | July 05, 2014

While our president is weighing his options to deal with the disastrous affairs in Iraq, which took him by surprise, he continues to be “focused like a laser” on his fundraising/golf outings.

Talk about multitasking.

With cities in Iraq falling like dominoes to ISIS, it is much more important to concentrate on his West Coast swing. Does anyone remember how irate the liberal press became when President G.W. Bush played golf or went with his family to Maine? How soon we forget.

While the president was in school learning about the law, did he ever hear about “The law of unintended consequences?” We just have to believe that he is not thinking things through. The president would be well-served to listen to his military advisers, instead of his political advisers. In making a five-for-one swap, did he really think that “we the people” would approve?

Lastly, who was the adult in the room when hazardous duty pay, especially for the military in the Middle East, was slashed? Again, what about the recent five-for-one trade that has placed our military as high value targets throughout that particular area? It is a sad time in Iraq, when we are sending Marines to defend our embassy. The questions to be asked:

  • Was that war really over?
  • Were the people of Iraq ready to defend themselves?
  • Was it in anyone’s best interest for the U.S. to totally leave them on their own?
  • What about all of our equipment now in the hand of extremists?

To the Hollywood crowd famous for their support of D.C. liberals: You could be the next target of these Middle Eastern terrorists.

Rod Keck

Fairfield

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  • DanielJuly 05, 2014 - 7:31 am

    While his created humanitarian catastrophe by waiving the carrots of potential free dual citizenship and entitlements to impoverished and disease riddled immigrants is occurring and some entity is paying the $4,000 per head to coyotes to dump them at our border, Obama refuses to visit the border instead he's laser sharped focus on seeing himself on TV and fund raising.

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  • rlw895July 05, 2014 - 8:28 am

    You only hire a coyote when you don't want to get caught.

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  • Mr. SmithJuly 05, 2014 - 4:05 pm

    Or if you need a guide to get you hundreds of miles across the length of Mexico. C'mon, rlw.

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  • rlw895July 05, 2014 - 4:47 pm

    It's a good question, how these kids get to the border. I'm just saying they aren't hiring guides at $4,000 a pop. One would think Mexico AND the U.S. would want to know how it happens.

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  • PornacJuly 05, 2014 - 7:38 am

    Excellent letter by Mr. Keck. Doing a big job today so heading to Home Depot to get some help.

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  • CD BrooksJuly 05, 2014 - 7:47 am

    Thanks for my morning guffaw!! :)

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  • rlw895July 05, 2014 - 8:31 am

    No, No, Yes, and what about it?

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  • mike kirchubelJuly 05, 2014 - 8:55 am

    I'd bet that if keck actually knew any history, he would be even more confused.

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  • Salty DogJuly 05, 2014 - 10:43 am

    Mike: not as confused as you are.

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  • DanielJuly 05, 2014 - 5:51 pm

    Kecks history is spot on, there are emergency appeals for Obama to come to the Texas border and see the results of the humanitarian disaster of his policy of waiving the carrot of free dual citizenship and entitlements to the impoverished, illiterate and diseases infected illegal migrants streaming across the border where he has the border patrol being their 2nd coyote. Obama flew to Texas but instead went to play golf and fund raise then took off for more fund raisers. I wish he was honest and let us know if he or someone else is paying the coyotes $4,000 per head fee for doing the severely impoverished illegals at the border but he has a severe problem with the truth.

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  • mike kirchubelJuly 05, 2014 - 6:51 pm

    Daniel, you misspelked, snot.

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  • mike kirchubelJuly 05, 2014 - 7:06 pm

    As in, "snot on."

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  • Salty DogJuly 05, 2014 - 10:41 pm

    Mike. Their you go again making a sound and having nothing to say

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  • rlw895July 05, 2014 - 11:38 am

    Eisenhower played a lot of golf after we ended the Korean War.

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  • Mr. SmithJuly 05, 2014 - 8:22 pm

    Rlw: Look up Eisenhower's bio/accomplishmehts and compare that to what little we know about Obama and then tell me: Which one deserves/deserved to play more golf?

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  • Salty DogJuly 05, 2014 - 10:45 pm

    MR Smith. Don't hold your breath rlw likes to make a lot of noise but never has any thing to say

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