Commitment to troops lacking

Under a new $8.1 billion program, Afghan farmers are now feeding U.S. troops. That’s right, the farmers are supplying locally grown fruits and vegetables to all dining facilities on U.S. military bases in Afghanistan.

On another note, our troops have had their hot meals (midrats) reduced to just two a day, apparently due to budget cuts. However, prisoners are still entitled to three a day.

On Jan. 22 of this year, the U.S. military changed their grooming standards to allow beards and turbans pertaining to one’s religious beliefs. However, U.S. Military Chaplains are still prohibited from using the words God or Jesus during worship services, which could lead to court-martial.

In 2012, the Pentagon opened the door for 1,500 foreigners with visas to enlist in the U.S. military and after serving just one year in the military, they can become U.S. citizens.

It has been reported by Tennessee State Rep. Rick Womick that American pilots are being forced (signed agreement) to transport thousands of Syrian refugees to the United States and taxied right past immigration. To make matters even worse, the Obama administration has unilaterally changed the immigration policy to allow refugees or immigrants with “Limited Terror Contact” into the United States.

In June of 2012, before the election, roughly 800,000 illegal immigrants were granted administrative amnesty (E.O.) with the stroke of a pen. Now the Obama administration, along with some members of Congress, are trying desperately to pave the way for another 11.7 million illegal aliens who are here illegally.

This administration has drastically reduced our nuclear capabilities, reduced defense spending, reduced our military force, purged or fired 197 top military commanders, and is sending billions of dollars in military aid to known terrorist countries.

If I would have told my superior officers eight years ago while serving in the military that these things were going to happen in the very near future, I would have been sent for a psych evaluation.

Bill Brantner


(The writer served in Vietnam, Desert Storm and Iraq.)