Recently 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: