By Ben Shapiro
America’s photo-op Commander-in-Chief.
On the day before Memorial Day, President Barack Obama secretly flew into Afghanistan for a surprise visit to the troops. “We’re going to stay strong by taking care of our wounded warriors and our veterans. Because helping our wounded warriors and veterans heal isn’t just a promise, it’s a sacred obligation … I’m here to say that I’m proud of you,” he stated.
But he wasn’t in Afghanistan out of mere pride for the troops. As usual, Obama was using the troops for political purposes. Whether he’s taking credit for their successful missions (“Today, at my direction, the United States launched a targeted operation against that compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan”) or portraying them as victims of brutal, hawkish foreign policy (we “have seen over 3,000 lives of the bravest young Americans wasted” in Iraq), the troops are but implements in Obama’s quest for political victory.
But he routinely claims that he loves the troops.
Do you believe him? [NO!]