Obama's Disingenuous Promise to Youth Serving in U.S. Military

By John W. Lillpop

Seeking to reassure increasingly queasy kooks on the far left as to his anti-war credentials, President Obama pledged to send American troops into harm's way only when absolutely necessary.

As reported, in part, at Yahoo.com:


"ANNAPOLIS, Md. – President Barack Obama promised graduating midshipmen at the U.S. Naval Academy on Friday that, as their commander in chief, he will only send them "into harm's way when it is absolutely necessary."

"I will only send you into harm's way when it is absolutely necessary, and with the strategy, the well-defined goals, the equipment and the support that you need to get the job done," the president told more than 1,000 graduates during a sun-splashed ceremony at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium."

Unfortunately, the president's message is fraught with deception, Constitutional fraud, and petty partisanship.

To begin with, Obama's "promise" implies that a previous president(s) dispatched young men and women into harm's way when doing so was unnecessary.

To whom might Obama be referring?

Perhaps he was reminding midshipmen of President Clinton's inclination to launch a few rockets hither and yonder when news headlines became too cluttered with allegations of presidential sexual misconduct in the Oval office?

No, that would be a slap in the face of America's "first black President." Not prudent.

It is far more likely that Obama was taking yet another petty partisan swipe at the man who kept America safe and secure for nearly eight years following the 9.11 terrorist attack.

That would, of course, be the honorable George W. Bush whom has apparently taken up permanent residency in the muddled psyche of Barack Obama.

As to Constitutional fraud, as any scholarly professor, or former professor, of Constitutional law will attest, declarations of war are the sole province of the U.S. Congress.

Which means that even if he wished to do, President Obama would not be authorized to send troops into harm's way without congressional approval.

It's called Constitutional balance of power and co-equal branches of government, Mr. President, and is a fascinating subject to read about should you have some spare time.

Finally, President Obama's speech was riddled with deceit as he and his liberal colleagues in Congress plot to cut the defense budget by at least 20 percent, perhaps more.

By emasculating the U.S. military, scores of billions of dollars can be diverted to funding amnesty for the 12-40 million illegal aliens whom Obama and liberals are counting on to vote Democratic in the 2010 mid-term elections.

Just how is it that a presidential speech fraught with deception, Constitutional fraud, and partisan sniping is somehow CHANGE that America needs?