This is BRUTAL.
It’s little secret that America’s military strength hasn’t just waned under the Obama administration, but plummeted. Weapons systems have been neglected, troop strength has declined and the president has been using the armed forces as a social experiment.
So, if someone were to tell you that America’s military were just as strong as ever, you would probably laugh.
One group that wouldn’t, though, are the Joint Chiefs of Staff. When Obama mocked them over America’s military strength during last night’s speech, the men who lead our military said it all with their demeanor — stony-faced, unsmiling and not clapping.
During his paean to himself yesterday night, Obama denounced “all the rhetoric you hear about our enemies getting stronger and America getting weaker.
“Let me tell you something,” Obama continued. “The United States of America is the most powerful nation on earth. Period. Period. It’s not even close. It’s not even close!”
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The Democrats in the chamber applauded profusely, as they were wont to do during Tuesday night’s hour-long Obama-gasm. However, that’s when the camera focused on the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the men who know best about America’s readiness:
They had a reaction to the president’s words that was, um, slightly different. Their faces displayed a wide range of emotions, none of them positive.
The most neutral seemed to be Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Marine Corps Gen. Joseph F. Dunford, on the bottom left. He seems to wear a mien of vague amusement — almost as if he’s asking, “What is this guy smoking?” (Answer: probably something from the “choom gang.”)
However, just to the right of Gen. Dunford were Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Mark E. Milley and Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. Robert B. Neller, respectively. Both of them look like if you hooked their arteries up to a hydroelectric generator, their blood pressure could power the entire Eastern Seaboard.