The Commander-In-Cheap: Hot Meal Nixed for Afghan Leathernecks

Written by Marilyn Assenheim on June 6, 2013

Although the Marines have maintained rigorous silence about this decision, one soldier wrote to his wife, but declined to speak on the record. According to NBC.com he wrote:

This boils my skin. One of my entire shifts will go 6.5 hours without a meal. If we need to cut back on money I could come up with 100 other places … Instead, we will target the biggest contributor to morale. I must be losing my mind. What is our senior leadership thinking? I just got back from flying my ass off and in a few days, I will not have a meal to replenish me after being away for over 9 hours.

He was being reasonable.

The Lyin’ King’s disdain for the military is common knowledge. Lt. Col. Cliff Gilmore at Camp Leatherneck broke the news. But it is the Lyin’ King’s regime, via the Pentagon, that is instituting this despicable “austerity measure.” The Commander-In-Cheap behaves more like Marie Antoinette. His contempt for the military grows more obvious, daily. On May 24th, he sauntered past the guard of Marine One who saluted him. He didn’t bother to return the salute. Saturday, ABC7 confirmed that Walter Reed Hospital is furloughing over 3,500 caretakers of the Wounded Warrior Project in July. Part of The Lyin’ King’s sequester, of course. He seems to find such an atrocity acceptable.

The Lyin’ King is unwilling to cut government spending anywhere but the military. Perhaps he needs a few suggestions: Federal funds have been implemented to provide breakfast, lunch and dinner for public school children. The regime plans to extend the program to include weekends. This is a permanent expansion of government spending. The Lyin’ King might have public schools spare a hot meal a day for the limited time the soldiers remain in Afghanistan. Or perhaps he should just stop acting like King Croesus … with our money.

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Marilyn Assenheim
Marilyn Assenheim was born and raised in New York City. She spent a career in healthcare management although she probably should have been a casting director. Or a cowboy. A serious devotee of history and politics, Marilyn currently lives in the NYC metropolitan area.