A clear definition of ignorance.
Rep. John Conyers Jr. made a comment yesterday in an article discussing President Obama’s phone call to him, in which the President asked why Conyers Jr. was “demeaning” the President, he goes on to state (about his difference of opinion on Afghanistan).
“Calling in generals and admirals to discuss troop strength is like me taking my youngest to McDonald’s to ask if he likes french fries,” Conyers said.
Really? This man has been alive for 80 years. In those 80 years he’s learned nothing about the men and women that serve this great nation? If I’ve spoken to one, I’ve spoke to twenty, men and women responsible for sending troops in harms way, and to a person not one has ever cherished, delighted or relished the thought of sending more troops anywhere, to possibly be killed. That he would slander these brave men and women in such a haphazard manner is ignorant at best.
His response is one of such callousness it’s unthinkable. Talk to a veteran of any war, Senator McCain is a great example. The last thing they want to do is send troops into battle, understanding the massive sacrifice that is asking. The Generals running this nations armed forces want to win the conflicts the politicians cannot resolve through diplomatic means, the conflicts that politicians start up, that’s what you’re supposed to do right?