The men Obama has abandoned

President Obama is in South Africa for his self-gratifying opportunity to get before cameras for the funeral of Nelson Mandela and shake Raul Castro’s hand. As we wrote Sunday evening, seems that British PM Margaret Thatcher was not deserving of his time or attention.

It got me thinking of others who seemingly do not deserve President Obama’s time or attention. In the military we live by a code that defines our commitment to each other, an undying devotion of “Leave no Man Behind.”

In the Battle of Mogadishu, it was that code that drove American warriors, Rangers and Delta Force, to fight it out. It was that code that motivated two Delta Snipers, MSG Gary Gordon and SFC Randy Shughart, to drop into a hot zone, knowing that reinforcements would not be immediately sent, to secure and defend wounded 160th SOAR pilot CW3 Michael Durant. They willingly gave their lives in that last full measure of devotion, earning the nation’s highest honor, the Medal of Honor.

We need a president who understands this code, instead of the personal code of narcissism. There are Americans still waiting for an American leader who understands the code embodied by Gordon and Shughart.

Consider Kenneth Bae who sits in North Korea — left behind.

In Iran, there are three Americans: Robert Levinson, Saeed Abedini, and Amir Hekmati left behind. In September this year during a call with the Iranian leader Rouhani, President Obama “noted” concern — and then proceeded to acquiesce to the Islamic totalitarian regime by lifting sanctions in the hope they would slow down their uranium enrichment.

Then there is Army SGT Bowe Bergdahl still held by the Islamic terrorist Haqqani network, probably in Pakistan, in the same place where Osama Bin Laden was hiding. This past POW/MIA national day of recognition, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel reiterated a pledge to secure the young Army NCO being held captive, but have there been any actions? Any time, attention, or even mention from the Commander-in-Chief? Nah, no camera highlights in it for him.

And speaking of Osama Bin Laden, Pakistani doctor Shakil Afridi, who took the unimaginably courageous action of identifying the bin Laden compound, sits rotting in a Pakistani prison. I guess his plight is not popular with our president.

However, the most egregious incident of Barack Hussein Obama leaving Americans behind was when he decided his rest before a campaign trip to Las Vegas and Colorado was more important than an American Ambassador under attack. His personal comfort required more attention than two former US Navy SEALs who were fighting off a terrorist attack and saving American lives.

To think these brave men who believed there was air support inbound as they were “lasing” targets, were then left to die is unconscionable — no, criminal.

Do not forget these names, Bae, Levinson, Abedini, Hekmati, Bergdahl, Afridi, or Stephens, Smith, Doherty and Woods for they deserve our time and attention. If Gordon and Shughart earned the Medal of Honor, Obama has certainly earned the Medal of Dishonor.

Mr. President, stay over in South Africa, perhaps they would appreciate your lack of leadership there.

A real American president would board a C-17 and fly to these countries and demand these Americans be released — oops, I forgot a C-17 is not suitable for your highness.

What do you think? Do you accept President Obama ordering the American flag flying at half-mast for three days for Mandela, while he allows these men to be left behind?

72 COMMENTS

  1. I appreciate the Fact that Mr West, tells it like it is. !

    He is absolutely spot on in this article.

    Sad what this administration is.

  2. “Leave No Man Behind”. A Book by my ole Army buddy Bill Bell. Google the man. He was head of JCRC trying to recover MIAs from Viet Nam.

  3. Naively, I thought the flags were half mast in honor of those who lost their lives in Pearl Harbor. Never in a million years would I have imagined that this lousy, good for nothing so called president would have ordered half mast for a non-American commie! Furthermore, why are taxpayers funding an entire entourage to attend that man’s funeral?

    • I would like to know what happen to our flag and those to still be remembered at the Libyan attack? Still makes me sick. Obama didn’t even go to visit their families.

  4. For the life of me I don’t understand what Bush was doing there. Of course he would get booed, just think about the crowd that Mandela’s funeral would draw. Like fly’s on S#IT!!!

  5. Col.West- Please don’t forget there are other democrats who back Obama

    They should share the blame as well

    The GOP/TEA Party should hammer this down everyday

    Obama is not alone at the “party” – His supporters should be exposed

  6. If I remember correctly, as a sign of distress the American flag can be flown upside down ….. perhaps we should all turn ours upside down and lower to half mast until ALL of our Americans are remembered and brought home …. and I mean ALL …. let’s get the rest of our brave men and women out of the hell holes they are in and bring them home again!

  7. The SGT left his post on his own free will, leaving his weapon, his brothers in arms, and other sensitive items, and was captured a short time later. Many operations occurred to rescue him, placing others in harms way, but unfortunately were unsuccessful. Based on interviews of his squad members he sympathized with the taliban, and has since drank the koolaid. He is pretty low on mine, any many other operators to do list. I do believe that this administration needs to desperately be more transparent to limit conspiracy theories and nonsense in the media.

  8. I would add Alan Gross to the list – diplomat who is currently in prison in Cuba for bringing satellite phones and computers to a Jewish community.

  9. During Obama’s first year in office I knew right away we had a President that had no honor. When it came time to say the Pledge of Allegiance and watching all of our military salute and all other Americans placing their right hand over their hearts I was so irritated when I seen Obama standing there with his long arms limp by his side not giving respect to our Unknown Soldier. I felt right away we were in trouble and sure as $h!t here we are a few years later talking about this worthless man. To actually know people who when I asked “Why did they vote for Obama”? And their answer was “because he’s black” just bothered the heck out of me. I knew they’ve never voted before but because they wanted to make sure a black man took office just wasn’t politically right. A man should be voted in office with certain merits just like an applicant qualifying for a job. If they do not hold these merits they should not qualify and Obama is not and still isn’t qualified. He should of been forced to serve in our military either by Reserve, National Guard or full time military but he hasn’t so therefore he does not respect or understand the meaning of “No man Left Behind”. He will go down in history as the President that was elected for every reason other than politics. He over promised and under delivered and disrespects what our forefathers has done for this country. A President should ALWAYS be a Veteran of our Armed Forces to prove he loves this country!!

    • Amen, I also agree our Presidents should have a military background. How can anyone know what it’s like to these military people unless you’ve been there? Color should not carry any weight one way or the other. I would have loved it for Allen West to have been our Pres. He is a black man and served in our military. Now, how great is that. He has great honor for our military and our people of all age, race, and needs.

  10. I am so outraged at Obamas actions. I hope (maybe Allen West) will write a book listing all the things Obama has done or failed to do while in office that his daughters will be able to read and understand what kind of failure that they have for a dad. This man, yes is the sorry to say the President of the USA. But, in that name only. He is a huge failure in everyway. He started out giving $2000.00 for junk cars. Then free phones. Food stamps for almost anyone. But, I’d like to ask what about the people on Medicare, married not 65? You go in the hosp. You cannot get assistants from the government because YOU ARE MARRIED. Who is to help pay all these bills? Because you cannot get a Medicare Supplement Ins because you are not 65. You cannot get Medicad. Certainly no food stamps for most people. People like this are left out. But, if you are ones that want to sit on your behind, have children, do not EVEN look for work, and stay in trouble with one thing or another drugs, guns, robbery, B&E, rape, childabuse, childsupport and the list can go on and on. YOU CAN GET ANY Government assistants you want or need. They don’t even have to go to school for this. Just stay at home and by the way rent is paid by the people of the good ole USA. Aren’t we nice?

  11. I am outraged at Obama, but not surprised.

    What I am surprised of, is that weekend after weekend, we ride to support our troops, their families and our country and we ride alone.

    This outrage is allowed because Americans fail to be outraged in mass and stomp down his door like bulldogs on a mission. They don’t reelect people like you so our voices can be heard without having to articulate a stampede. They don’t care, because they aren’t hostages. They will cry for us when they become that which they ignored.

    God help them because I don’t know if I will want to help people who are going to deserve every bit of comeuppance they get. I will have my own and my brothers to worry about who will deserve every ounce of help I can give them.

    BTW, thank you for your mailing to help our military in these crucial times. Your Christmas present is in the mail. I stand with you and all the faithful.

    Merry Christmas to you and yours, Colonel.

    Semper Fi!

  12. Thank you for drawing attention to these men. I have been outraged about all these men left behind. So little is ever heard about them. They are in my prayers. Keep fighting, Col. West. We need you to continue to be a voice for those of us who have no voice.

    • And, that is the short list. Brian Terry and Jaime Zapata should also get an honorable mention. These two U.S. Federal Agents, and hundreds of Mexican Nationals, were murdered with weapons supplied by Attorney General Eric Holder. I feel certain that their families will miss them on Christmas Day.

  13. Frank Bass – your information is WRONG! And I would love to see how YOU would act in a video after being inprisoned for years!! How dare you judge another as he suffers there. Several ‘stories’ emerged — and Bowe was not a stupid man!! To say he defected in the mountains of Aghanistan is ridiculous to say the least. I am ashamed of ones like you. All the prisoners deserve to come home before we give their countries ONE MORE PENNY!
    Thank you Mr. West for remembering them!

    • How does that humble pie taste? You still indignant about Bergdahl not being rescued? Or did you turn tail with the cowardly Mr. West and his pals?

  14. Thousands of POW were left behind in Vietnam. 591 Hanoi Hilton were released in good faith. Almost $5 billion would have had all of the men come home. Nixon and Kissinger on the sly, made a deal with Vietnam for reconstruction for the US starting the war with Vietnam at the Gulf of Tonkin.

  15. Mandela 1/2 mast u gotta be kidding I’d take the flag down. I’d do the same for this prez. He is a traitor to this country.

  16. We should NEVER have a President without Military background. Look what the Republicans are agreeing to now: Cut Veterans’ pensions – WHAT!?? I don’t understand what is going on in Washington with the lack of courage, ethics and fulfilling promises that has been made to the men in the Military. These men and their families have kept their word, now chuckie schumer needs to remind us that Veterans need to feel the pinch, too. What pinch – the pols spend our money like it is ours!! Do you think for ONE minute that Obama cares one hoot for Seal Team Six Vaughn’s loss of life? His two children, one a baby? His wife? Reading “Betrayed” is an eye-opener showing just how badly Obama has been allowed to treat our Military not including the Muslims he’s planted.
    .
    I wish the Military could go back in time when civilians were not asked for their opinions, before GI Jane AND when their votes in elections WERE counted.
    .
    I want Col. Allen B. West to be our next President. I believe we are doomed, both here and abroad, if we don’t have a strong, good Man, West, in office.

    • “We should NEVER have a President without Military background. Look what
      the Republicans are agreeing to now: Cut Veterans’ pensions – WHAT!??
      I”

      Sentence 1 contradicts sentence 2, because (I assume, as a liberal) that all GOP Congresscritters have military experience, and probably a chestful of medals.

      You know, like Dubya and Darth.

  17. wow I never knew that Allan West loved traitors so much. I bet you all feel stupid for falling for this man’s bs articles for all these years.

  18. And let me add on a completely unrelated personal note. 30 or 40 years from now, when whatever passes for television in that era gets around to producing their epic Obama biographical mini-series, Mister West is going to come across to that future generation as the worst kind of craven opportunist. He will be a minor villain, played by a minor actor and will be remembered by all America as the lapdog to the rich and powerful that he is.

    And if I am still alive that day, sitting in my old folks home, sipping soup from a straw. I will stand up as best I can and point my finger at the screen and in my own senile way have a good laugh at one of America’s saddest jokes.

  19. Mr. West—May the history books treat you and your morbid cohort with the shame every single one of you so surely deserve.

  20. laughing my ass off at this. I am amazed this has not been scrubbed yet… we have ALWAYS known BergDAAALLAH has been a traitor!

    And pissy righties wonder why everybody mocks and ridicules them for their mendacity, their folly, their political correctness.

      • You’re saying captured Americans meant more to Allen West in 2013 than in 2014? So it’s better to have five caged jihadists than a freed American?

  21. Wonder how long it will be before this post is scrubbed out of existence??

    West is a hypocrite of absolutely epic proportions!! He a Palin are two peas in a pod….Self aggrandizing grifters who do nothing to advance our culture, but we just can’t take our eyes of the depth of their inanity!

  22. I see that not even many Conservatives want to touch this post. Wow. I’m starting to think that this level of partisanship should be classified as an actual mental disorder. Fail.

  23. Bergdahl is home! What say you, sir? Yeah, I thought so! There’s a padded room somewhere just waiting for you. They’ll teach you how to write like an adult, too. Good luck!

    • As to the childlike writing, I think he knows exactly what he’s doing. He probably HAS to keep it at this level in order for the bulk of his supporters to be able to understand it.

      • True, VERY true. I guess he figures these same people don’t know what video/audio is, either. I guess he’s smart after all. 😉

  24. Just thought I’d pop in here to say that you, Allen, are a terrible excuse for a human being. Have a great day.

  25. Demonization and ridicule is a played out strategy. Progressive liberals need to think up other ways to garner agenda support. They’ll need to, however, take it easy at first until they get used to it.

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