He said he was going to fundamentally transform the country, and he’s doing it. No part of the nation has felt the brunt of “Hope and Change” more than the US Military.
First it was the elimination of “don’t ask don’t tell” for homosexuals in the military. Then it was openly recruiting homosexuals in the military. Next came opening up slots front-line combat units for women. That required reducing physical requirements to be in those units putting were fighters at risk. But that’s a small price to pay when you’re transforming the military.
General officers who are war fighters had been under attack by their “Commander-in-Chief” for the last six years and can expect to continue to be for at least the next two.
The commander of the Air Force is a woman who is much more interested in enforcing quotas for female combat pilots, and redesigning fighter aircraft cockpits so they’re more comfortable for women, than she is in maintaining the ability of the Air Force to support close quarter combat with the A-10 Warthog.
The top priority of the U.S. Army in 2015 is [drumroll please]fighting sexual assault. Fighting Islamic terrorists is unlikely to be on their top ten list.
And now we have the “Commander-in-Chief” ordering the services to recruit illegal aliens. Were pretty sure this president thinks serving in the military is apparently a “job Americans won’t do.”
The Pentagon is speeding up its recruitment of illegal immigrants in a program that fast-tracks them to U.S. citizenship, as Congress debates allowing the military to do so.
Since January, the Pentagon has enlisted 81 illegal immigrants who arrived in the U.S. as children and qualify for President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, according to figures provided by the Army on Thursday.
Between January and April 8, only 43 had been enlisted, an Army spokesman said.
Since then, at least 38 more recruits have signed up.
Fortunately, some members of Congress are trying to limit the president’s ability to force the Army to continue to recruit illegal aliens. We expect that will go nowhere. Republican leadership in Congress hasn’t shown itself willing to fight Obama over anything.
But we shouldn’t be worried. An Army spokesman said the current enlistees are not yet officially Army soldiers. They will have to complete a “very thorough” background check. Pardon us while we laugh. Would that be the same background check that Bradley/Chelsea Manning passed to get a top-secret clearance?
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