Seal Team Six Parents Slam President Obama – “You Are Not Up to This Job!”
In an open letter to Barack Obama through WorldTribune.com, the parents of Seal Team Six member Aaron Vaughn have expressed their outrage at the president’s lack of conviction. The words hit harder than the usual drubbings Obama gets from the right. These are the words of Billy and Karen Vaughn, parents who lost their only son in Afghanistan in 2011. Obama has casually dismissed his critics as “haters” in the past, but it will be harder for him to ignore the Vaughns’ heartfelt rage. Not only is their anger palpable, but everything they say in the letter has the undeniable strength of truth behind it.
As Commander-in-Chief, your actions — or lack thereof — Mr. President, cost lives. As you bumble about in your golf cart, slapping on a happy face and fist-pounding your buddies, your cowardly lack of leadership has left a gaping hole — not only in America’s security — but the security of the entire globe. Your message has come across loud and clear, sir: You are not up to this job. You know it. We know it. The world knows it.
Wow. The Vaughns go on to recommend that Obama vacate the White House immediately, and leave the Oval Office to a man or woman “of courage and substance” to take the fight to ISIS and other Islamic militants who wish to do harm to America. They conceded, though, that his lack of action should have been expected. They quote Michelle Obama’s 2008 comment – “For the first time in my adult life, I am really proud of my country.”
And that really says it all about where Obama and his wife are coming from. It’s easy to forget, six years down the road, how anti-American the two seemed when they first grabbed national headlines. How their history and associations made them seem like socialists, Muslims, and liberal academics who wanted to take the country in a brand new direction. Unfortunately, that direction has been straight down. All of the important work George W. Bush’s administration did in fighting the war of terror has been undone by the Obama White House. The growth of ISIS is proof of that.
It’s no wonder that the Vaughns are outraged. Their son died for a cause that most liberals would never understand. It must be heartbreaking to watch Obama take a backseat approach to the threat of Islamic extremism, even as American journalists are beheaded for the glaring eye of the camera. It’s heartbreaking for many of us, even those who have never experienced the loss of a family member in combat. We have not forgotten the horrors of 9/11, and we never will. That was Islamic terrorism left free to breed, and it is a mirror of the situation currently developing in Iraq and Syria. Without a strong leader in Washington, the end result will be the same as well.