Ex-Navy Seal Makes Absurd Claim About President Obama On Fox News

carl-higbieRecently I was discussing politics with a friend when I told him that following the horrific eight years this country endured under George W. Bush, no matter who the next president was they were going to be extremely polarizing. Then we happened to elect President Obama, our nation’s first African American president, and that only added to the situation.

Well, needless to say rhetoric surrounding the president has often been outrageous. I’ve seen liberals call him the best president in United States history and conservatives call him the worst president ever.

If you ask me, he’s been a pretty damn good president considering the circumstances. Though I’ll be the first to admit he’s been far from perfect. Then again, what president is?

But according to former Navy SEAL Carl Higbie, the military absolutely hates President Obama.

While on Fox News’ On the Record, Higbie said of Obama’s recent foreign policy speech, “It was a complete photo-op. This is indicative of a global failure of his foreign policy. He has toted that he is behind the troops before, and he stands in front of these guys, gets a photo-op, while saying I’m going to send 3,000 of you guys to combat Ebola but I’m not going to send any to combat an actual enemy that’s really threatening America.”

Yeah, that doesn’t sound partisan at all. 

I wonder what his, and the military’s, opinion was of Bush’s “Mission Accomplished” photo-op – considering over 4,000 Americans died following it.

“Most of the troops, probably over 90 percent, do not support the president,” he continued.

Yeah, because that sounds absolutely believable.

I’m sure 90 percent of our military men and women are just on pins and needles hoping to be sent into the Middle East to fight ISIS, right? While I fully understand that ISIS is a threat (and I even believe we need to send ground troops in against them), I highly doubt that 90 percent of our troops oppose the president because he’s trying to avoid sending thousands of them to die in Iraq and Syria.

And the fact he’s sending 3,000 troops to combat a possible global epidemic that could threaten millions isn’t something anyone should be complaining about.

But this former Navy SEAL was clearly brought on Fox News to try to perpetuate a myth that the military is against President Obama because he’s not giving conservatives the war that they desperately want. Instead, he’s doing everything possible to avoid putting the lives of our brave men and women in uniform in harm’s way. Even if it ultimately means he has to send ground forces to get the job done – he’s exhausting all possibilities before resorting to that, which should be commended.

Though we all know when it comes to Fox News, it doesn’t really matter what President Obama does, because they’ll just say he should have done the opposite.

Watch the segment below via Fox News:


Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.

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  • Stephen Barlow

    Consider the source an check the seal’s financials. Oh course, any Seal that can be bought can toot horn and balance a ball on it’ nose on comand.

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  • JamesFBarry

    He’s Personal Trainer at Equinox Connecticut. I’m sure he knows it all.

  • Jim Bean

    He expressed a viewpoing that is held by nearly everyone who doesn’t regard this presidency as a ‘special circumstance’ simply because the guy is half black. There is nothing ‘absurd’ about it.

    • Bryan W.

      What the hell is a viewpoing?

      • Jim Bean

        Its a view point, misspelled. If you apply yourself and keep at it, your reading comprehension skills will improve with time. Good luck.

      • Alex

        Defensive and patronizing, when it was your typo, your mistake? Really?

        While I knew what you meant, a simple “sorry, typo, I meant viewpoint” would have sufficed.

      • Jim Bean

        Yours was condescending and nit-picky. If you’d have said ‘Jim Bean, you typed viewpong when I knew you meant viewpoint,’ you’d have deserved a different response.

      • Bryan W.

        No, its cool man. I just like giving people a hard time. I don’t really try offend. I just like being a smart ass sometimes. This was only my 2nd time posting and couldn’t resist. I give my wife an extremely hard time. She can’t spell to save her life, she’s great with numbers though.

      • Bryan W.

        Lol! I was just being a smart ass. I just like being a grammar nazi and give people a hard time. Honestly, no offense.

    • Kerry Woods-Relf

      Sigh….it’s absurd, as is your own remark ,since neither of you are authorized to speak for everyone in any particular group of people, and the pols do not agree with either of you.

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      • poppaDavid

        Any moron can pick a fight. Our President’s 2008 opponent was Senator John McCain. Since then McCain has pushed for intervention in Libya, Egypt, Syria, Iraq, Iran and North Korea.
        Our President is resisting the macho bravado and worked to resolve issues without killing our soldiers.

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  • Avatar

    In 2012 elections, nearly 45% troops gave money to Obama campaign compared to only 10% went toward Romney. Enough said…

    • Jim Bean

      ArmyTimes polls, just prior to the Presidential elections, indicated the troops favored Romney of Obama by a two to one margin. Be careful who you listen to.

      • Avatar

        I read and it’s not MSM informations. More troops voted for Obama than for Romney.

      • Jim Bean

        Newmax reported, per poll conducted by Military Times, that the margin among the troops was 66% for Romney, and 26% for Obama. In 2008 it was 68% for McCain and 23% for Obama.

        I’ll say again. Unless you are content being deceived, you need to divorce your current news partner.

      • RINOVirus

        Yes, Newsmax, the premier internet source for “scare the shit out of old people news.” You’re gonna need something a little more substantive. You might as well have said that you believe it because you heard it from Alex Jones.

      • Jim Bean

        Actually, no I’m not. You are from the tribe that will reject any evidence, from any source, if it contradicts the false narrative you’re advancing.

      • gwynne

        It seems that you are doing exactly what you are accusing RINOVirus of doing. You don’t like his facts, so you dig up a conservative site that shows a poll that fits better with your thinking. Newsmax is listed as a conservative news media, so of course they are going to give stats that support the anti-Obama campaign. So who belongs to “the tribe that will reject any evidence, for any source, if it contradicts the false narrative you’re advancing”?

      • Jim Bean

        Hello?!?! He didn’t have any ‘site’ for his facts. Besides, Newsmax was just relaying the Military Times facts and I declared that.

        And the mindset that any outlet who doesn’t always tell you exactly what you want to hear must be lying every time they open their mouth is disturbing, to say the least.

      • strayaway

        Shooting the messenger eliminates all record of the source since left leaning messengers are less likely to report things that threaten their narrative. The Military Times article, “Military Times Poll: Romney bests Obama, 2-1” is easily googled.

      • Stephen Barlow

        So jimmy pool oops my son fire has you lying about your sour
        ces now too.:

      • Stephen Barlow

        Thought it was the Army Times?

      • Nemisis

        A different source citing the same suspect evidence is not proof that said evidence is actually true. It is merely some other entity stating the evidence as stated by the original source. In law that is called hearsay not proof of validity.

      • Jim Bean

        It only remains heresay until the original source becomes confirmed. Then it becomes hard evidence.

      • Nemisis

        Meanwhile, It remains bullshit till people get tired of proving it is bullshit. Then it’s still just hardened bullshit.

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      • DickCheney

        Newsmax is hardly a credible source.

      • Jim Bean

        And who is, may I ask?

      • Stephen Barlow

        Jimmy pompom pants on fire!!!
        Why bother even waking up?
        Not one so believes you..
        Just hold the steel in your mouth until you falll off the bar stool…

      • Nemisis

        MilitaryTimes is another Gannet publication….Just say’n…

      • Jim Bean

        If forced to choose between information provided by them and information produced by your imagination, which would you choose?

      • Nemisis

        Lemme see on the one hand information touted as being free of bias and factual and in reality is a subliminal tool used to directly influence conscious thought to achieve a predetermined social response,

        Or on the other hand…

        Straight up fiction derived by a mind set free to randomly assemble ideals and formulate goals independent of external manipulation.
        Probably laced with thoughts of a perfect day at Opal Beach….

        I have got to go with fun in the sun for all.

      • Jim Bean

        And you’re from the camp that complains when Fox News interrupts someone when they break into song and dance rather than give a straight answer to a question.

      • Nemisis

        I think everyone reading my comment has a fairly good Idea of what I just said.

        The answer to your ridiculous question was I prefer fact over fiction and if I’m stuck with fiction, I might as well enjoy it.

      • Jim Bean

        You gave an answer to, ‘do you prefer fact or fiction?’ The question I asked was, ‘do you trust news from Military Times or ‘news’ from your imagination most?”

        The only ‘news’ orientated outlet that can survive while presenting fiction for news is Left wing outlets. Conservatives will dump them in a heartbeat.

      • Nemisis

        “If forced to choose between information provided by them and information produced by your imagination, which would you choose?”

        Your question. I see no specified “news” outlet.
        Assume then that you intended MilitaryTimes.

        I’ll be direct and unambiguous again.

        I would prefer my own made up world news than to rely on a Gannet Company rag trying to convince America that it is the news and views from the military.
        Confused still?
        I think I have answered, in very direct terms three times now.
        If your still confused take a long pull from the bottle and maybe you’ll get it then. or perhaps you should just abandon the question because your are not getting the answer you seek.

      • Jim Bean

        You answered my question. You would dismiss information obtained by a source you didn’t trust and let it go at that rather than attempt to confirm or refute the information to your own satisfaction. That’s not at all uncommon in the Leftern Hemisphere.

      • Nemisis

        That is not what I said.
        I said if given a choice between two fictions, I prefer mine.
        That is how your question broke down.
        Don’t try to use double talk to circumvent truth. That is not your forte. Leave that to the “professionals” at Fox Commentary Channel.
        Your conclusion has nothing to do with the original question you asked and in fact interjects further assumptions in order to distract from the truth.
        You then attempt to mislead readers by drawing on claims of fact that are not supported by any of the statements made.

        Just stop. Your question has been answered 4 times. The Answer you wanted was not obtained. The Conclusion you’ve tried to orchestrate did not play out for you.

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      • Nemisis

        NewsMax is a….Bet you think I was gonna say a Gannet Company…wrong it’s not, but it is a GOP propaganda machine citing a “poll” by Gannet Company…

      • Nemisis

        Let’s not forget that it is rather easy to poll a very small percentage of the military or a given population and find the answer you want.
        3,100 service members do not represent the whole of the military. There are more than 3,100 people on any given aircraft carrier does that mean they represent the entire Navy? I don’t think so. Polling less than 1% (and that’s just the Navy) of any given population will result in inaccurate results if the results are then applied to the whole. The poll is flawed in it’s application and done so to deliberately skew an election.

      • Stephen Barlow

        3100 Bushbackers certainly don’t.

      • Nemisis

        Based on that poll. Less than 1% of America backs Romney. (Bush is not in the poll) That is what I take from that. if applied strictly to the military it would be “Less than 1% of the Navy backs Romney”. Again based only on the results of the poll.

        See how easily the data is analyzed and skewed to a given result? The problem here is my analyses is more truthful than the poll is. When you start sampling greater populations the original theme behind the poll becomes less accurate to the stated outcome. If you wanted to sample 1% of the nation, 3 million people, you would have to spend a considerable sum, and have a few minutes to spare.
        The accuracy of a poll would go up, but your still sampling a very tiny portion of the population

      • Stephen Barlow

        Same lifers Bush made happy with a shooting war would hump you prosthetic leg for Romney.

      • Nemisis

        You’re hitting the sauce again aren’t you.

        Where in the hell do you get the idea that I have a prosthetic leg?

      • Stephen Barlow

        You are cmpty a d hollow

      • Nemisis

        I think I can see what your are saying.
        Which is directed at the way something is asked.
        A skewing of facts in the question will skew the results of the poll. That is in-line with what I have been saying. Let’s not forget where they get the idea that Obama is anything other than Hawaiian.

        But still. My comment is directed at your assumption that I have a prosthetic leg with loose morals and poor taste.

      • Stephen Barlow

        It’s about your philosophical leg being artificial and not allowing your arguments to stand on their owm. It’s about your chronic abuse of skewed “evidence”. Remedial Enemas may help clear your head, but they won’t help with your snotty attitude

      • Nemisis

        You make the claim that I have skewed facts.
        The reality is not that I skewed facts but that I looked at the results of a poll in an unexpected manner.
        That I did. I also said I did that and why and how.
        I was very clear in that I had taken the results and displayed them in a way that the author of the article, who wrote about a poll conducted by another company using a skewed poll to achieve a desired outcome and then writing about that, did not expect.

        I did not “skew” the facts. I simply reapplied the results of the facts.

        Since I declared what I was doing, I don’t see how anyone could have a problem with my demonstrating the ease of which data manipulation is obtained.

      • Stephen Barlow

        Distortion by any other name is STILL FRAUD.

      • Nemisis

        It’s not fraud when you point out what you are doing before hand.

        Next.

      • GeorgeBush

        Newsmax? Hahahahahahahahahaha! That was a good one. Will you be here all week?

      • richard

        NEWSMAX ??????????????? HAHAHAHA GUFFAW .. you gotta be kidding right ?

      • Stephen Barlow

        Newsmax is worse than Fox!

      • Jim Bean

        But you would agree that the evidence they offered in this case, was in fact, fact? Or you got something that indicates their information was flawed? Telling me you don’t like the source means nothing unless you’ve got some evidence that contradicts it. . (OK it DOES mean something but I won’t be insulting.)

        Can you name ANY sources that frequently tell you things you’re uncomfortable with that you like?

      • Stephen Barlow

        THINK HARD DOUCHEJUICE!! HOW STUPID A QUESTION DID YOU JUST ASK?

      • Jim Bean

        Judging by your response, not very.

      • Nemisis

        You do realize that ArmyTimes Polls is a Gannet Company publication and has 0 (zero) null nil zip nothing nada damn thing to do with the actual Military let alone the Army.

      • Stephen Barlow

        Cite that please. The AT never cast a poll in my life.

      • Jim Bean

        You’re strange.

    • Macdoodle

      I really really doubt troops who make very little money were donating to Obama or any other candidate.Link?Source?

      • Avatar

        Not more than 500,000 went to Obama and less than 20,000 went to Romney. You can google it.

      • strayaway

        Ok, I just googled it. You need to find a better undisclosed source. According to Open Secrets dot com, “Overall in the (2012) election cycle, Obama received about $947,000 from retired and active military donors — about $194,000 more than Romney.” However, unlike Democratic contributions to Obama, Republican donations were scattered over many candidates in the primary. In the last month of the campaign, “after Oct. 1, Romney had an advantage of nearly $83,000. He raised about $287,000 from the military in that time, compared with Obama’s $205,000.”

      • Nemisis

        Happens more than you think. Everyone can donate directly to the election fund of the president. It’s a $2.00 tick box on tax return forms. In boot, recruits are “helped” with forms like this.
        I’m not saying it happens, I’m saying it could happen. That a person “helping” recruits might suggest the box be ticked.
        Other donations are made by the political arm of the military.
        Usually when they are looking for political favors for a company they will be going to work for post retirement.

    • Stephen Barlow

      Kinda pointis to more Fox lies and more fools who swear by them.

  • John Masters

    So let’s think about this. We pull out of all these countries, and all those dollars we give in no-bid contracts to Dick Cheney’s Haliburton go away. We expend fewer munitions and other equipment and consumables, so the other military suppliers see their revenues drop off. Wonder why the Republicans would want another ground war?

    The President was just here in Tampa this week at MacDill, and all the interviews of people from the base showed them awfully excited to get to see the President. They interviewed one guy who’s been in for 35 years, been deployed many times, and was excited (despite being someone who ought to be a little jaded by now) to be in the same room with the President for the first time. I noticed lots of jostling and shoving with people trying to get a picture or handshake..all in uniform. Gee, the pictures and this guy’s rhetoric just don’t seem to add up…but it is Faux News after all.

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  • Steve Zakszewski

    Please, sir, step up to volunteer again for the possibility of getting your ass shot off in Iraq or Syria. I’m sure Lindsey Graham and John McCain would personally sign your coffin.

    • Nemisis

      Anyone who is brave enough to “Step up for the proverbial ass shooting offage” anywhere has made a commitment to protecting our way of life and our right to say the ignorant shit you just said.

      Before you flame out, I would love to stand next to any soldier in any country they happen to be in firefight or not. It would be an honor to fight alongside them and If Mr. Masters were to elect to serve again it would be just fine with me and damned lucky for you.

      Do you have the will to fight when the fighting is overseas?
      What about if it was in your front yard?
      Would you then be insulting the people that are protecting you while you pee your pants in the fetal position hiding in your basement?

      This is just my opinion, but I think you can go sit down now.

      • GeorgeBush

        I would be more than proud to buy you a first class ticket to either Iraq, or Syria, today! You sir, are a patriot who deserves nothing less than to fight another countries civil war for God and Country and I am here to help you do it!!!!

        Where do I send the ticket?

      • Stephen Barlow

        Can I pack his lunch?

      • Nemisis

        I prefer steak, but if it is MRE then I prefer cajun rice.

      • Nemisis

        Send it to your mom’s house.

      • Bob Birdsong

        So just because he served, any lie out of his mouth is okay with you? Okay then. I served. Honorably. And I would say it’s 90% sure that you are a civilian weakling arm chair general without a hair on your ass. Sorry, but it’s true. It’s true because I said it was and I carried a rifle for YOU for five years. Choad.

      • Nemisis

        I’ve served. Served Honorably and would do so again. In whatever capacity needed.
        Just because your cowardly ass carried a gun doesn’t make you a soldier. A soldier is not made by the weapon he or she carries into battle. The soldier is the weapon.
        The rifle just a tool. That 10% you dismiss is what will get you every time.
        What makes you think I sided with snot seal?
        You served? You carried a rifle for me.
        Thanks, you want gold star or fucking chest to pin it on? Nub.

      • mike46

        So why aren’t you still in? Did you do enough time to retire or did you do the minimum. You seem to talk a good game but how did you do for the long haul?

      • Nemisis

        I did just fine. I’m no officer I worked for a living while I was in. I bled for my country, I healed, I bled again. I saved lives, I took lives. I saved my friends, I buried my friends. I did what was asked for as long as I was asked till I could do it no more. It’s my opinion that I can fight still.
        My nation disagrees. I accept that. There are other things I can do, and I do. I help fellow soldiers who come home from deployment earlier than expected. They are not in good shape. I try to help them get through what I got through. Sometimes…they can not be reached.
        Then I bury more friends.

        What do you do.

      • mike46

        For someone that seems to have been there, why the hell would you want to send anyone else into that situation? I did over 26 years and I’ll be damned if I want my children or grand children or theirs to have to do it again.
        We keep doing the same crap over and over again expecting different results. Einstein said that was the definition of insanity. Enough is enough.

      • Nemisis

        I don’t want to send anyone into war.
        Where did that idea come from?
        My son is back in the US from his second deployment, looking at possible deployment to one of three possible fubar situations. I would gladly take his place. I know you would do the same for yours.

        Looking back at my service I ask myself what the hell was I thinking. Yet I would not change my past decisions. Not even the lives taken. I prefer the lives saved to dwell on. I would prefer not to have had to take lives as I feel that has stained me. I do not let that interfere with my life and my decisions. I would never want what I had on anyone. Perhaps it is because I had it, lived it and suffered it, that I would not want that. Perhaps it is simply my fear that my son or some other parent’s son or daughter would endure those same terrible things or worse, not survive them.

        Thank you for your service.

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        gonna agree with mike here. Im very mystified why we have so many YOUNG americans die on foreign soils when nearly all of those soils are scumbag places such as Vietnam and the middle east. Cant we be real americans and die in car accidents or from eating the crap our patriotic big companies feed us ( beef/ dairy/ corn/ flour/ etc) or from all those American home grown shootings?

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      • polliwogg

        So, go re-enlist. No one is stopping you. If you’re so hot for war, YOU go stand on the front lines. And take the Fuck-News team with you.

      • Nemisis

        What’s the matter polly, you want freedom but don’t want the price that goes with it?
        Come-on. Your all for this ridiculous bullshit “you like it so much you go.” it is easy to say that. Do you have what it takes to put your life on the line to defend your country? Are you one of those people who said don’t you dare step into Syria and are now bitching and moaning that our president did nothing to prevent another American from dying. Are you ready to defend American soil from America. Your back yard, or living room? I count us as a lucky country that most of our enemies have to cross oceans to get to us. I’m not mongering war. Far from it. I’m stating a fact. If called I would serve. Would you? Simple question yes or no. I’ve made my statement known. How about you. are you a taker or a giver?

      • polliwogg

        I served 20 years. Blow it out your ass.

      • Nemisis

        Congrats on your 20, thank you so much if true.
        Your bitterness seems to show through.
        That’s not my fault. Nor is it your place to heap your poor experience upon me or anyone who did not have as wonderful a time as you did.

        I won’t say my time was all cherries and Sunday socials.
        Because it was far from it. When I read the comments you make about our servicemen it reminds me of the bullshit from the 60’s and 70’s. The comments are filled with hate, contempt and bile.
        So you didn’t enjoy your stay. I get that. So what.
        Did you think you were signing up to hold Mickey Mouses’ hand and skip down Mainstreet in ticker tape parade with the mayor handing you the key to the city and blowjob?

        Don’t try to make our soldiers out to be bad guys or delusional or war mongers or corporate lackeys or whatever it is you are attempting here. It is bullshit, and waiving the biggest bullshit flag at you.
        I would tell you to blow it out your own ass but we’ve already seen that garbage.

      • Eric

        Pound sand son! In fact just beat your face.

      • Nemisis

        What’s the matter kid? You loose your binky again?

      • Eric

        Nope. I’ve got your woobie. Again beat your face son.

      • Nemisis

        Eric…Got your nose…

      • Stephen Barlow

        I served, will again…TO DEFEND AMERICAN SOIL. NOT CORPORATE INTERESTS!

      • giankeys loves shemale porn

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        so– stop infighting and lets all allow any/all americans the right to say what they want– even if it IS a minority opinion fished out by FOX “news”

      • poppaDavid

        I don’t know of any soldier who has been in close combat who wants to relive that experience in fact or in conversation. Especially if there were civilian casualties, they get the replay on bad nights.

        Good soldiers are too valuable of an assets to be wasted by chump politicians on unimportant issues. There are times when military casualties are necessary. But, there is no reason to send them to kill or die as the first option of diplomacy.

        I do believe that there should be mandatory, universal military service for all residents of this country as a pre-condition for full citizenship. Everyone who receives the benefit of the defense of our country should have the opportunity to have “some skin in the game”.

      • Nemisis

        I conditionally agree with your statement.

        If you have seen the most horrible state of being humans can offer to each other, and you can spare that from one who has not. Especially if that person spared the experience is your own son or daughter or niece or nephew or child of a family friend or neighbor. Would you not do everything to prevent that? Including taking their place.

        As terrible as combat is , the other side of that coin is inversely good. I’ve said before. I prefer to dwell on the lives saved and the constructs that helped rather than the taken and the destroyed.

        I don’t expect anyone to understand or cope in the manner that I do. We are each capable of our own ways. I make few assumptions on the workings of the ID of others, I have much to deal with in my own.
        For me, understanding that when I feel terrible about past events I know that I have not lost my humanity.
        The only thing I fear is that I will loose that terrible pain.

        I agree national service , 2 years minimum.
        Additionally, that 2 years should not be in combat deployment. There will be enough who stay over for that.

        War is the direct result of failed diplomacy and should never be used as a diplomatic tool and never the first option.

      • poppaDavid

        We have much to agree upon

        I would not presume to sever any lifeline that helps members of our military cope with their personal history. I do try to reduce the call to spread that experience unnecessarily.

        Part of the divide on this article comes from those who object to our President’s efforts to practice diplomacy when practical and only resort to war when necessary in his view. There have been Presidential candidates who would prefer to practice “gunboat diplomacy”. Consider for example, the number of times that the losing 2008 Presidential candidate has advocated military intervention as a first step. I am quite pleased that we did not elect them.

      • Nemisis

        I as well.

      • giankeys loves shemale porn

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      • poppaDavid

        About 9 of 10 military jobs are non-combat. Back when Cheney was DoD he put in place a program to privatize a lot of military support functions, which then went to Haliburton as a contractor. Overseas, I would rather have Americans in those jobs than Haliburton foreign contractors.

        My preferred minimum service would start when they leave high school and be long enough to cover military organization, P.T., full health inspection, education assessment, small arms training, basic medic, and hand to hand. Then they become reserves with full medical and educational benefits.

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        wouldn’t the rightwing regressives cry about having to pay some many “moochers” benefits?

      • poppaDavid

        Give credit to Otto von Bismarck, he proposed kindergarden, social security, and public education as important in creating a strong military in Prussia. That arch-conservative promoted programs that we associate with socialist ideals. I just promote education and health care as important to a trained and physically fit military.

      • giankeys loves shemale porn

        sounds logical,,,,,,,,,,,,,
        ( unless the listener is a FOX “news” suckling)

      • Stephen Barlow

        That’s the GOP way.

  • Macdoodle

    If you dont believe this guy go ask so military vets yourself.They will tell you the same thing.Instead of dismissing it as propaganda do a little leg work and see what you find out.

    • Wouldn’t it make more sense to ask active military?

      • giankeys loves shemale porn

        not if u are a fox “news” watcher

    • Teufelhund

      OK, I’m a veteran, so I’ll interject my 2 cents – He’s full of shyte!

    • Gary Smith

      I’m a middle aged Combat Arms veteran (Armored Cav Scout, Airborne), and I don’t agree with that loudmouth at all.

    • poppaDavid

      6 years active duty U.S. Navy, Submarine service, Honorable Discharge, and I’ll take President Barrack H. Obama’s brain over former President George W. Bush’s bravado any day of the week.
      Any idiot can go to war.

      • giankeys loves shemale porn

        I am soooooooooooooooooo loving this accurate remark!!!
        but; I have bad news!!
        FOX “news” will N.E.V.E.R. have U on as a ‘contributor’!!

      • poppaDavid

        That’s okay. Should you ever find a Christian fundamentalist quoting FOX, ask them if they know “the mark of the Beast?” In numerology letters have values. The letters with the values of “6” are, in order, … get ready for this…, “F”, “O” and “X”.

      • poppaDavid

        Not to worry. If you ever have a Christian fundamentalist quote FOX news at you, ask them if they have ever heard of “the mark of the Beast”? In numerology every letter has a number value. The number six is associated with three letters. The letters are, in order, … wait for this …, “F”, “O”, “X”. Then ask them why they take their news from the devil?

      • giankeys loves shemale porn

        I m sooooo appropriating that!!
        ==============================
        and,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
        u may defund the “Christian” claim of miracles by asking if JEEESUS can fully cure– and DOCUMENT that cure– an amputee
        ===================================
        which reminds me; why do not “faith” healers work In hospitals???

    • giankeys loves shemale porn

      the ones I speak with are divided; but the ones who came home injured nearly all praise what Obama has done to get maimed VETS better treatment and benefits. They generally don’t appreciate what bush did ( or should I say CHENEY)

  • FactoryGuy

    “I’m sure 90 percent of our military men and women are just on pins and needles hoping to be sent into the Middle East to fight ISIS, right? ”
    Did you see Guilfoyle on the five declare that very point?

    • giankeys loves shemale porn

      guilfoyle is the O.N.L.Y. hot chic ANYWHERE on FOX “news” but if she said that’s she another paid twit
      =======================================
      hoping to be send to a desert to fight suicide creeps?? send patriots such as glenn beck and ted nugent and eric bolling

  • strayaway

    A background note: An amendment to the continuing appropriations bill to fund Syrian rebels was just passed in the House 273-156 by 69% of Republicans and 57% of Democrats. President Obama had covertly been supplying “moderate” Syrian rebels for some time. That is how the IS obtained many of its weapons. Never learning from mistakes, 273 idiots in the House are for the first time funding an expansion of this already failed policy. The good thing is that Congress is finally taking responsibility; it being Congress’ responsibility for declaring wars and legislation. For Democrats, the extra measures of good news are that Republicans were slightly more supportive of what will surely be a step into the abyss than House Democrats so it will be impossible to blame all that goes wrong on the President or Democrats. Also, there is the irony of Republicans who supported sequestration adding new spending for a new war to a continuing appropriations bill meant to ignore budgetary restraint.

    This was an important vote sending our Country into another two and partially contradictory conflicts. Now is the time to look up your own House representative voted. (Google, ” FINAL VOTE RESULTS FOR ROLL CALL 507″.) If toppling Assad goes horribly wrong as toppling Khaddafi and Saddam did, this vote may be like looking up which Senators voted to give Bush the say on if we went to war in Iraq.

    • strayaway

      Edited to add to my previous post: The following is a list of Senators who voted no to giving aid to Syrian rebels. My respect to the following:
      Baldwin (D-WI)
      Barrasso (R-WY)
      Begich (D-AK)
      Brown (D-OH)
      Coburn (R-OK)
      Crapo (R-ID)
      Cruz (R-TX)
      Enzi (R-WY)
      Gillibrand (D-NY)
      Heller (R-NV)
      Leahy (D-VT)
      Lee (R-UT)
      Manchin (D-WV)
      Markey (D-MA)
      Moran (R-KS)
      Murphy (D-CT)
      Paul (R-KY)
      Risch (R-ID)
      Roberts (R-KS)
      Sanders (I-VT)
      Sessions (R-AL)
      Warren (D-MA)

      • giankeys loves shemale porn

        correct– superbly bi partisan

      • strayaway

        Cruz and Sanders agree on something. Must be the dawn of the Age of Aquarius.

      • giankeys loves shemale porn

        imagine a debate / discussion with cruz and sanders for a televised 30 minutes!

  • Mike Scott

    I used to like Greta. She can do better than Fox.

  • Marius

    No former Navy SEAL Carl Higbie, the US military 100% back
    the president no matter who wears the hat!

  • Dave

    Anyone in the military that does not support the President should be seen as a traitor.

    • Stephen Barlow

      That is actually the LAW! Check your enlist.sent oath.

  • FD Brian

    find out who this former navy seal is working for now and that will tell you a lot.

  • Nemisis

    The last thing a real warrior wants to do is go to war. That said, a real warrior will go to war when asked to. So politicians, be warned. If you choose war, be prepared for the ugly reality that is war. don’t castrate your warriors, let them fight as they were trained to fight. Let them kill the enemy. Let them force the enemy to sue for peace. Because that is how wars are won or lost. The brutal destruction of your enemy until such a time as your enemy becomes tired of being your enemy. When your enemy is afraid to be your enemy. That is when you accept the surrender of your enemy.

  • allenels

    So, this EX-navy seal is chomping at the bit to return to the theatre of war? Of course he is – that’s why he’s an EX.

  • Jess L Calloway

    There seems to be a lot of this lately. Ex and retired military commenting on Obama policy. Two things. 1. if you are ex or retired military, you may not have all the facts. 2. Decisions of military force are political decisions. Whether anybody likes it or not, Obama is president and commander-in-chief 3. Crybabies that work for the military-industrial-media complex opinions mean nothing.

  • Cooper

    Fox News has really become a spoof of itself and its own SNL skit at times. During the brief times I watch it for a good laugh or cry, the ignorance I hear is stunning. And someone should do a check to see when, if ever, anyone on the network has said a positive word about President Obama.

  • forpeace

    “I wonder what his, and the military’s, opinion was of Bush’s Mission Accomplished photo-op considering over 4,000 Americans died following it.”

    Here is the answer:

    The U.S. history started from January 20, 2009. President Obama is the one and only President in the U.S. history that has been serving 4 terms in the office.

    Plus, all of these people who make ridiculous and baseless statements either have short memories, or they have been in deep coma from 2000-2008.

    • giankeys loves shemale porn

      ” there U go again……..”
      ……………….. annoying a regressive with facts

      • forpeace

        They sure do not like the facts!!

    • Stephen Barlow

      There were several cemented shut bunkers of leaking, damaged Desert Storm era SCUD munitions found that NewsMax, Breithfart and others claim constitutes WMD’s, but even Limbaugh or Cruz won’t lie that much!

  • Stephen Barlow

    This HERO 4SALE is certainly welcome to free room & board in Guanotanamo 24/7.

    • forpeace

      That is a great idea, he belongs in Gitmo for his baseless statements and lies.

      • Stephen Barlow

        No, for violating his oath of enlistment. Its the same as the President takes and it’s NOT VOID when your tour is up.

  • Eric

    Claims that the military is against Obama… SO let me get this straight… I’m in the military, 17.5 years so far, and I do indeed support Obama, YET EVERYONE in the military is against Obama… So am I really in the military? Or am I really for Obama? Or am I not in the military and just think I am? Or am I against Obama but think I’m not?

    Fuck tautological statements are confusing when they’re not true.

    • forpeace

      Carl Higbie is a crazy nuts talking nonsense and making baseless statement because he thought that is the only way to help him to get elected for Congress in 2014, FORTUNATELY he lost in the primary race.

      Now he is urging his supporters to take a firm stand behind Dan Debicella which is another crazy person.

      • Eric

        Oh, my post was an attempt at being a smart ass.

  • giankeys loves shemale porn

    after reading the posts on this blog I will inquire: is it me; or does it seem that EVERYBODY who posts here served in the military? sounds like a dating site where ” everyone loves long walks on the beach”……I lve across the street from the atlantic and I don’t see a ton of people walking! maybe they go at 330am?

  • Mom of Army daughter

    Not sure who you are, Allen Clifton, but sending 3000 troops to an Ebola infested area sure sounds like our troops ARE being put in harm’s way.

  • Raymond Gist

    I can tell you this. My son is in the military, and many friends, and not one soldier in any of their divisions like or voted for obama. And every post I see soldiers saying they are ready to go kick isis butt before they can grow stronger. By the way, I have it on pretty good source that most all of them did like and vote for Bush and still like him, Mistakes, yes, they all make them, but Bush loves our country and the soldiers