It seems that whenever the United States goes to war, the Left is horrified at the misguided poor in soldier's uniforms that are being taken advantage of by the corporations, the out of control right-wing government, or the military industrial complex, despite no evidence to that effect. Thus, it should not be surprising that when the most Leftist President, since Franklin D. Roosevelt, President Obama is in office we have an incident where soldiers were completely abandoned and left behind to die in Benghazi. Since the Left has always held little to no respect for the American solider, viewing them merely as a political tool to serve their own purposes instead of the heroes that they are. Since to them American soldiers are either poor uneducated lads who are being taken advantage of by the powers at be, instead of the best and brightest amongst us and our greatest heroes because of the personal decision they have made in their own freedom to do what they do by serving, and sacrifice what they sacrifice in order to do so; or American soldiers are mass murders who have done nothing but commit terrible crimes in the name of fascist (which was highlighted by the National SOCIALIST German Workers Party, I'll leave you and a history textbook to figure that one out), capitalist, right-wing America.
Yet, as if Benghazi wasn't bad enough, as former Defense Secretary for Obama, Robert Gates just revealed in his new book Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War, we had an incident where tens of thousands of troops were sent to Afghanistan by their Commander and Chief President Obama, who believed that by issuing the orders to deploy they would die in vain and be defeated. With the only thing that could make it worse being that, as Robert Gates points out, Obama gave the orders all due to his own political calculations and the hope for future political gains.
Since as Robert Gates writes in his new book, regarding the Presidents sentiments about the surge in Afghanistan:
[President Obama] was skeptical if not outright convinced it would fail... [Since] the President doesn't beleive in his own strategy, and doesn't consider the war to be his. For him, it's all about getting out."
Thus, despite the great success of the surge in Afghanistan, which was the true reason that Obama was able to pull out of Afghanistan so quickly and score political gains with his Leftist base; the very fact that Obama put 30,000 soldiers in the field with the expectation that by giving such and order they would either die in vain or fail in combat, while again not surprising as a Leftist, is absolutely horrifying to think about as an American. Since no one wants to believe, even with the evidence piling up before our eyes, that any President would send our troops into harms way without believing they had a chance at victory, let alone do so all in order to score political points with their base by ending the war before victory was achieved.
Yet, sadly this is not so surprising really, for it is just as the First Lady promised, when she said back in 2008 that:
Barack knows that we are going to have to make sacrifices; we are going to have to change our conversation; we're going to have to change our traditions, our history; we're going to have to move into a different place as a nation.
Thus, just as Benghazi taught us that we as a nation now do leave men behind to die if it is not politically expedient for those in power to rescue them, so too does the truth about the Afghan surge teach us that no longer is the military and its traditions worthy of our honor and respect, but that they are merely pawns to those in power to be used up as seen fit and altered/altered as seen fit.
In conclusion, while sadly none of this is surprising, Gates book has successfully pulled off the mask of moderate Obama and once again revealed the true man behind the mask. The Marxist that everyone in their gut knows that Obama is, and thus the one everyone should love or the one everyone should fear, depending on whether they love or hate the founding fathers, the Constitution, and as John Stuart likes to say "traditional old-timey America" (as if old, always means worse).