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May 22, 2009 in Campaign 2008, Campaign 2010, Campaign 2012, Capitalism, Economy, Family values, Politics, socialism, Terrorism, Uncategorized | Tags: Annapolis, John McCain IV, Obama birth certificate, Pres. Barack Obama, Sen John McCain, United States Naval Academy, USNA, West Point | 2 comments
Sen. John McCain quipped to Greta Van Susterenn that his son would be graduating from the United States Naval Academy today, with a higher class ranking than the Senator did. With a father’s pride, he said it would be the 4th generation of McCain’s to graduate from the Academy, and that his son would be going on to pilot training. Obama and John “Jack” McCain IV shook hands, exchanged a brief embrace and a few words as McCain received his diploma.
Bittersweet the occasion must have been for Senator McCain, as President Barack Obama addressed the USNA Class of 2009. In his remarks, Obama acknowledged the hard work and commitment of the cadets, and their commitment to our great country. He then promised them that he would not “send them to war without cause”. Even in a commencement address, he continues to take jabs at Pres. Bush, insinuating that Pres. Bush had sent soldiers to Iraq without cause, without justification.
On a personal note, while I did not attend the Naval Academy, I do know several who have, and I have had the opportunity to be on the campus in Annapolis. From the moment you enter the grounds, the sense of tradition, of honor, of country is evident. It cannot be escaped. As I am sure it is at West Point, or at the Air Force or Coast Guard Academies, each cadet carries with them their duties with honor and commitment.
I say all of that because a remark like “I will not send you to war without a cause” can almost be deemed as insulting to these brave young men and women. They will leave the Chesapeake Bay area, and will be sent around the world, to other learning facilities, to command posts, some to battle in Afghanistan or to our fleet in the Indian Ocean. They will take their orders, and defend our Constitution. Our Constitution that Obama is wrapping himself in, while at the same time trying to rewrite it.
So to all of the graduates at the Naval Academy, our Nation thanks you for your service, as we do to all of our Armed Forces, and we thank these cadets for bearing with the insults of their Commander-in-Chief, because he just does not quite get it yet!