Shakespeare wrote the St. Crispin’s Day speech within the play Henry V, scene three: “We few, we happy few, we band of brothers; For he today that sheds his blood with me, Shall be my brother.” In one more epic fail for the U.S. army and veterans, it seems this administration has not learn these highly effective phrases—or grasped their which means. It’s about uniting as one for a typical trigger.
What Did They Do Now?
What does any citizen do after discovering hassle in a overseas land? They name their embassy for sanctuary and help. If one occurs to be a U.S. veteran in Pakistan, nonetheless, then all bets are off, and God velocity in getting anybody even to reply the cellphone. A former employees sergeant who goes by the decision signal “Legend” was repeatedly hung up on and turned away from coming into the constructing to elucidate his state of affairs with a federal official.
“They hung up the phone. I called again and again, the same thing. I couldn’t believe it. I was in, in shock. I gave up; I gave up. They kept hanging up. No matter what I say, they kept hanging up.”
Legend, a U.S. citizen and Afghan native, traveled to Pakistan to assist his household escape the Taliban. He was additionally advocating for asylum for others – inexperienced card holders and Afghans with particular visas for immigration. After being turned away in individual on the gate, Legend left, humiliated and close to tears.
Fox News did its due diligence and adopted Legend’s account and found that, sure, the U.S. Embassy ignored the determined pleas of a person who dedicated his life to a rustic that seems to have left too many souls behind.
Still, President Joe Biden claims he cares concerning the army and retired American troopers. Some would possibly dispute that assertion. On Veterans Day, throughout a speech at Arlington National Cemetery, the president claimed: “Our veterans represent the best of America. You are the very spine of America, not just the backbone. You’re the spine of this country.” Also, in the identical speech, he mentioned “Negro” a time or two too many, so there’s that. But each a kind of scripted phrases falls quick to the overwhelming majority of fight vets.
We Are Blood. We Are Brothers.
At the fight veteran-owned and operated pub in Williamsport, IN, the Foxhole, veterans and present servicemen and girls collect for a whiskey or the most recent seasonal beer on faucet. Owner Zach Pitts, a former Army sergeant who was in ordinance explosive division, acknowledges each army member with a agency handshake, a “thank you for your service,” and for first-timers, a free drink. His greatest good friend, Tim Hill, is an Army employees sergeant who spent 18-months in Khost Province, Afghanistan, and acts as operations supervisor. Both served a number of excursions and fly their colours on the pub. The information of the U.S. Embassy turning away a veteran a number of instances struck a nerve. A present National Guardsman, who wants to stay nameless for apparent causes, requested: “Does any of this with this president surprise anyone?”
Hill went a bit additional in sharing his ongoing disappointment with Mr. Biden:
“What it all boils down to is this: someone who fought for this country, risking life and limb and the safety of his own family, has been turned away when he needed help. It’s unforgivable. Did they profile the guy cause of skin color or what he was wearing? You see, it doesn’t matter if you were born American. You served as a citizen, and no matter color or accent or Hell – whatever you wear – we are all brothers in blood for country.”
Hill went additional: “This soldier earned the respect of their country but not this president. No one in combat would consider him anything but a brother.”
What Will He Do Next?
Joe Biden’s job approval numbers are in the bathroom, and half of America thinks his mind is on the fritz. Now the one group of people that have earned the respect of Americans and allies worldwide are handled as an afterthought? A pondering individual would possibly surmise that the free world’s so-called chief would put a bit extra substance past the scripted phrases he so ineloquently recites. Instead, for the entire seemingly empty guarantees concerning veterans, the self-proclaimed Uniter-in-Chief continues on his path to divide in any approach he sees match.
Are there Cliff notes to St. Crispin’s Day the president might probably use?
~ Read extra from Sarah Cowgill.