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Counter-productive 2nd Amendment exercise

Manning gets top of list, vets get death list

This is about priorities. It is not about whether Manning is or should be a boy or a girl. It is about where we should spend our limited resources. 

Apparently Chuck Hagel has taken time out of his busy schedule destroying our military to approve some gender change therapy for Manning. That this rose to the top of his list is a sad indicator that neither he, nor the Obama administration take their charge to protect and defend us seriously. But that is not really much of a news flash. It is however a time for us to hold them accountable for the prioities they set. 

It is not and should not be a priority to have the Sec Def personally approving gender therapy for someone who betrayed his country. I cannot believe that there are not more pressing issues for him to attend to, or better uses of the money it would take to do so. Politically correct liberal politics continue to trump common sense and our common defense. 

This is made even more sad and sorry by the fact that veterans who served honorably are being left to languish and die. Where is the concern for their health and well being. Where is the executive action to ensure they are not simply put on death lists and forgotten. Our campaigner in chief talked a big game when he was pumping sunshine up everyone's hind ends in 2007.

“After seven years of an Administration that has stretched our military to the breaking point, ignored deplorable conditions at some VA hospitals, and neglected the planning and preparation necessary to care for our returning heroes, America’s veterans deserve a President who will fight for them not just when it’s easy or convenient, but every hour of every day for the next four years.”

And it's not like he wasn't warned about this as far back as 2008.

Top VA officials reportedly told President Barack Obama’s transition team in 2008 that the reported wait times coming out of VA facilities were suspicious and not to be trusted.

So what happened Mr. President? Is this just callous disregard, or another example of your overall incompetence? Actually, both is a pretty good answer.I would like to give you credit for at least caring that you have presided over the first casualties of government health care death panels. But that requires that you act like it. So fire Shinseki and cancel Manning's treatment until all those who served honorably have been honorably served by your administration.

I know that DoD is responsible for Manning and VA for the death lists, but they both work for Obama and the buck stops there.