Traitors and Treachey: Irresponsible Leadership – SCOZZAFAVA, HOH AND OBAMA

Posted on November 2, 2009


November 2, 2009

By SamHenry

Dede Scozzafava, a Republican, withdrew from the special election race for the congressional seat in New York’s 23rd district, October 31, 2009.  A day later, she  endorsed her former opponent, the Democratic candidate, Bill Owen after having “thought long and hard.”

“Long and hard” is something that should last for at least 2 days.  But with the election at hand, a short burst of thought followed by a short burst of treachery is rather compulsive.

As a result of her actions, it appears that she did not qualify as a candidate of any affiliation in the first place.  Would the  people of the 23rd want someone to represent them who might change his/her stripes during her term – and compulsively?

This kind of action cannot and ought not to be welcome under the Republican tent.  What Conservative would embrace the Republican party if her actions would condoned? They would have to think “long and hard” before doing so.  Sarah Palin she is not.  She is on her own.

Not even the independents would recognize this action as “politic” and wise.  Good luck Dede in your search for your true identity. But your actions cannot be characterized any other way than as a cake recipe of treacherous with a frosting of compulsive. CNN.com

Now for a story of a traitor in wartime on the international stage. “Matthew Hoh, a mid-level Foreign Service officer in Afghanistan with combat experience in Iraq as a Marine captain, has resigned in protest of the Afghan war.”

Why I Resigned Matthew Hoh writes in his resignation letter, “I have lost understanding of and confidence in the strategic purposes of the United States’ presence in Afghanistan. […] To put simply: I fail to see the value or the worth in continued U.S. casualties or expenditures of resources in support of the Afghan government in what is, truly, a 35-year old civil war.” He adds, “The United States military presence in Afghanistan greatly contributes to the legitimacy and strategic message of the Pashtun [Taliban] insurgency. […] Success and victory, whatever they may be, will be realized not in years, after billions more spent, but in decades and generations. The United States does not enjoy a national treasury for such success and victory.” Hoh assesses the American war as just another chapter in a long decline:

If the History of Afghanistan is one great stage play, the United States is no more than a supporting actor, among several previously, in a tragedy that not only pits tribes, valleys, clans, villages and families against one another, but, from at least the end of King Zahir Shah’s reign [in 1973], has violently and savagely pitted the urban, secular, educated and modern of Afghanistan against the rural, religious, illiterate and traditional.  The Atlantic Online

Hoh is a traitor. He has put the lives of his fellow servicemen at great risk in fueling the confidence of the enemy combatants and in providing a strong example on the home front of credible, intelligent anti-war behavior. He embodies the actions of a Viet Nam era draft-dogers but in this case he will not have to leave the country.  He knew the risks, he took them.

On a Sunday Talk show he had the moxy to speak on behalf of fighting servicemen in the theater in saying many of them held his views.  It is one thing to advance your own views following his action.  It is quite another to drag your fellow soldiers into it.  The answer to the question that elicited this comment would have been an honorable and protective “I cannot speak for anyone else.”

Finally our President.  He is not so much a traitor as treacherous in his calculated determination to insert himself into the solemn return of deceased soldiers. In bringing the press corps to this painful exercise  for family and the comrades of the deceased, he could have acted as a true Commander-in Chief sensitive to the feelings of those intimately involved in this event in.  But the photo-op of him saluting a coffin as it passed in front of him showed an uneasy Obama overreacting to his own uncomfortable salute.Hkg2902012

After this past week, we citizens need to think long and hard about the future role of these people and others like them in this country.  And to our fallen heroes returning at Dover, may you have a private, quiet burial and rest in eternal peace.  We are grateful for your sacrifice for our freedoms.

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