You remember the Democrats, don’t you? Those lovely folks who voted God off their platform at the 2012 convention, and booed Him (and Israel) for good measure? Of course, The Democrat National Committee, and the fine, patriotic Americans that work there are all about honoring our veterans. That’s why I’m sure, gentle readers, you’ll appreciate this:
If you look closely at the lower right hand corner of the photo, you’ll see that the elderly Polish soldier is shaking hands with someone. Who could that be? The Military Times explains:
Democrats’ election outreach efforts to veterans may need to start with a refresher course on what U.S. troops look like.
For starters, they don’t wear Polish military uniforms.
Until Thursday, the Democratic National Committee’s “Veterans and Military Families” website had as its only picture a shot from White House photographers during President Obama’s visit to Warsaw in 2011.
The president had been cropped out, but faces of four elderly veterans wearing European-style military uniforms were visible above several paragraphs asserting the party’s “commitment to America’s veterans.” The Polish military’s White Eagle insignia was clear on the headgear of two of the veterans.
While largely harmless, the error points to a common complaint among U.S. veterans groups about the lack of knowledge of many Americans about military life, tradition and challenges.
It’s true that many Americans know little about the military, though our military commitments, particularly before the Age of Obama, surely gave an increased number of Americans the opportunity and impetus to learn more. What, in this election season, is the Democrat’s excuse, I wonder? And why was Mr. Obama cropped out? One would think the DNC would want to maintain the fiction that Mr. Obama is the friend of our service members, and a military commander to rival Julius Caesar, Alexander The Great, Genghis Khan and George Patton.
Oh well. At least they’re consistent in their cluelessness and lack of caring about our troops. I suppose it’s the best we can expect of them.