The Hayride


November 13
17:24 2012

That’s who Obama is apparently going to name as Leon Panetta’s replacement for Secretary of Defense. Tomorrow, this is reportedly going to happen.

This John Kerry. This is who will be put in charge of our military.

Ponder that for a while, if you will. While you’re pondering it, consider what the effect on the troops will be to have this man as Defense Secretary.

How would you like to be stationed in Afghanistan, getting shot at under rules of engagement practically dictated to us by the enemy, and then find out that John Kerry, who sold out the troops in Vietnam by giving the enemy a massive propaganda coup to benefit is own potential political career, is your new boss?

What effect does that have on morale, and what effect on the size of our volunteer force?

There is almost literally no one worse than John Kerry possible to serve as defense secretary. Because he’s a member of the Senate, his friends in that body won’t likely defeat his nomination – though there are 45 Republicans in the Senate and if they had the stones to do it they could block him or at least drag those confirmation hearings out for so long and make them so painful as to cripple Kerry forever.

They won’t do it, though. They’ll let him sail through as though he wasn’t an unmitigated disgrace.

And then we’d better pray we don’t have to fight a war until after 2019 or so, because after the retirements, failed re-enlistments, missed recruitment goals and other attrition in our military an insult at the top of the Defense Department will surely cause, we’ll be all but defenseless by the time Kerry is done and it will take at least three years to rebuild in a best case.

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  1. Elizabeth Weber Levy
    Elizabeth Weber Levy November 14, 13:34

    This is deplorable. The country has been turned upside-down.

  2. Jules P. Guidry
    Jules P. Guidry November 14, 15:18

    That Ovomit would appoint Kerry, the ultimate free loader and traitor, to this position should not come as any surprise to anyone. He probably couldn't think of anyone more against the troops that Kerry. This is just flat out wrong. Like I said, no surprise here. As a veteran, I feel for the troops who serve now. Talk about disrespect, this is the ultimate.

  3. Jerry M. Baldwin
    Jerry M. Baldwin November 14, 18:07

    Just more proof of obummer's contempt for America.

  4. Andy Keller
    Andy Keller November 14, 19:04

    They should have court marshaled that piece of $hit when he came back from V/N. His wounds were most likely running from the enemy, not engaging them….

  5. Richard Garwood
    Richard Garwood November 14, 22:22

    John Kerry is a perfect example of a joke without a punchline. He's rude, incredibly offensive and simply an opportunistic leach who's managed to make an heiress believe he really cares about her. He was prick when he went to Nam, he's a dick now that he's in the Senate. His departure would only move the septic funk he calls his aura to another chamber of the White House shit house. The people I fear for are those foolish enough to enlist after this charlatan would take office. Quisling was a better example of a public servant than this turd.

  6. Michael Couvillon
    Michael Couvillon November 15, 02:14

    and Jane Fonda as Deputy SecDef.

    • Joe Woolf
      Joe Woolf November 15, 09:03

      hey, lets put barney frank over the tsa while we're at it. i am sure he'd enjoy the opportunity.

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