When President George W. Bush visited U.S. armed forces during holidays, he famously carved and help serve the turkey eaten in the midst of troops obviously happy to share a meal with their Commander-in-Chief. Of course, unlike his successor, the Bush Administration hadn’t drastically cut defense spending; threatened to withhold their pay in favor of White House staff when facing budget and debt ceiling deadlines; appeased terrorist enemies abroad; surrendered surge-fought-for gains; told their enemies of date-certain withdrawals; prohibited the uttering of the name of Jesus Christ by Chaplains leading troops in prayer or greeting fellow soldiers, sailors, airmen or marines with “Merry Christmas“:
Fox News released a report on Christmas Eve saying a group of soldiers at Camp Shelby in Hattiesburg, Miss., were told they were not allowed to say the word “Christmas.”
The report said the soldiers were banned from saying the word by an equal opportunity officer from the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute two weeks ago. During the meeting at the 158th Infantry Brigade, soldiers were discussing an upcoming Christmas football game when the officer said not to use the word, according to conservative Fox columnist Todd Starnes.
“‘Our equal opportunity representative stopped the briefing and told us that we can’t say Christmas,’ the soldier told me,” Starnes wrote. “’Almost the entire room blew up. Everybody was frustrated. The equal opportunity rep told our commander that not everyone celebrates Christmas and we couldn’t say ‘Christmas celebration’. It had to be holiday celebration.’”
Arugula loving-President Barack Obama and his First Lady and school-lunch-starvation-advocate Michelle, visited troops at the Marine Corps Base in Kaneohe Bay yesterday while on vacation in Hawaii. No word on whether he again referred to the Marine “corpse” again, but given the draconian cuts before and during the sequester, his ignorant mispronunciation is becoming increasingly accurate:
We agree with President Obama that he is doing the “least” he can do for troops during the “holiday” (and all other) season(s); including, unlike his predecessor, interrupting their meal (non-argugula meals get cold while listening to cold-hearted CINCs), rather than joining, much less serving it. President Obama prefers to “serve” by issuing Politically Correct edicts to MPs preventing them from removing obvious Islamist terrorists from their midst, like Major Nidal Hasan at Fort Hood.
Wonder if Obama’s Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute has prohibited greeting fellow officers with “Happy Ramadan” or the ubiquitous-before-terrorist-attacks “As-Salaam-Alaikum”? We doubt it. Wouldn’t want to offend Muslim Brotherhoods in Eqypt, WMD-using Assads in Syria or Allah-forbid, Seveth-Imam-seeking, Apocaplyptic terrorist-nation-state-ruling mullahs in Iran.
Happy Holidays, not.