The reports that President Obama spoke with his top commander, General McChrystal, only once in the seventy days since he has been our president did not sit well with the American people. The president fixed this by summoning the General for a meeting inside Air force I in Copenhagen. This meeting was a side line of another very important mission. President Obama went to Copenhagen to make a pitch for the Olympics to come to Chicago. He made time, less than one half hour, to discuss the lives on the line in Afghanistan.
General McChrystal has been clear on his stance that more troops are needed in Afghanistan. Our men and women are in jeopardy in Afghanistan and more help is needed now. Instead we watched as he went to battle to bring home the Olympics as more of our sons and daughters become casualties.
This twenty five minute visit smells more like a political move used to calm the disgust from the American public about the lack of previous communication.
The president has done the talk shows and morning news shows just as the Hollywood elite do when a movie is coming out. He looked good, relaxed, and quite charming while he talked about the misconceptions of his health care reform plans. He needs to get off the celebrity tour and back on the subject of the tour of duty and send our troups the help being requested.
Mothers, introducing themselves as Military Moms have started a mailing campaign to President Obama. Mothers who have had enough of their loved ones in harms way with out the proper resources are speaking up by the thousands. They are mailing this letter to President Obama in hopes that he might listen to the people that love those soldiers who are in Afghanistan. The group, “As A Mom, The Sisterhood of Mommy Patriots”, is passing this letter along for all to help.
“As A Mom, The Sisterhood of Mommy Patriots” is a group of women and men who have had enough of where this administration is going. They are speaking up for the children who will be the products of where this administration is headed. They have had enough. They started out small a few months ago and are already 35,000 strong.
Here is the letter:
Dear Mr. President,
Allow us to introduce ourselves: We are military moms.
As moms, we send our sons, daughters, sisters, brothers and husbands to Afghanistan and other lands to protect the freedom of the United States. We love our country and we can see it’s got problems. As moms, we know how to overcome challenges: We face them directly to find a solution, teaching our children in the process.
As mothers of the United States Armed Forces, we have had enough of your conduct in this war. Our children and spouses have sworn an oath to uphold the Commander in Chief in this, your most important job – protecting the citizens of this great nation. Here is our cry: Either give our military the resources to win in Afghanistan or risk the lives of every American citizen. Our silence on this issue is breaking and we are speaking louder than before. On behalf of our troops who have long been ignored, we again say:
Give our military the resources requested by your generals on the ground; Without resources they have predicted failure. Do not prove them right.
As the mothers of our troops, leadership often begins with us. We woke them for school in the mornings, helped them with their homework, encouraged them to try again when they failed and praised them for their success. We taught them dignity, honor, decency and respect for others.
As mothers in uniform, we demonstrate to our children the measure of our devotion to our nation by fighting for its freedoms. We sacrifice a life at home with our kids so others can enjoy a life with theirs. We know our children are proud of the cause of freedom we have taken up.
As military spouses with young children, we struggle to find the words to explain why a loved one has gone away. We comfort and assure them that all is well, but we know that it is not. Often, we pick up the pieces after a family member has fallen, when we are just beginning the blessed journey of parenthood.
As mothers, we strive not only to solve a problem, but to present a solution as well. Mr. President, we exhort you to listen to your appointed military leaders on the ground. Give them the freedom to fight this war – not only to postpone an ignominious retreat, but to achieve the victory that every member of the United States Armed Forces knows we can achieve.
Mr. President, while our soldiers are losing lives, limbs, and sustaining life-changing injuries, you are blatantly ignoring the condition of our solider abroad.
For this, we demand an explanation.
As moms, we do not turn our faces away from painful problems. Yet the situation in Afghanistan has taken a back seat in your agenda.
For this, we demand an answer.
We trust your mother has taught you well, Mr. President, so we would expect nothing less than a personal response to our message.
The Military Moms of America
Cc: Members of Congress