I'm home sick. I'm REALLY sick. Upper respiratory crud with headache, cough, chills, and fever, 'nuff said.
I was really in no mood for a *$*#*@! "helpful" email that turned up in
my inbox today, bashing Obama, purportedly giving the "real" story on
his visit to Afghanistan, supposedly from a soldier serving in
Afghanistan. The jist of the drivel was that Obama "shunned the opportunity to talk to Soldiers to thank them for their service" and "really he was just here to make a showing for the American's [sic] back home that he is their candidate for President". The writer finished by saying, "I just don't understand how anyone would want him to be our Commander-and-Chief
[sic]". Uh-huh. That may be the only honest statement in the email. And
while I'm at it, for what it's worth, Article Two of the Constitution
establishes the President as commander-IN-chief of the armed forces, not commander-AND-chief. The icing on the cake was an Einstein quote at the bottom of the email: 'The
world is a dangerous place to live, not because of the people who are
evil, but because of the people who do nothing about them'.
Not wanting to be included in that group, I considered it my civic duty to find theSnopes article
pointing out that the report is false and totally outrageous, part of a
chain email campaign smearing Obama. The Snopes article is accompanied
by photos (one of which I've included here) and a video that belie the
cut and pasted the link, witha note asking people to please check it
out before disseminating the misinformation any further, and hit "Reply All". And if that ticks people off...well, frankly my dear, I don't give a damn.