Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Letter From Soldier in Afghanistan (On Obama's Visit)

-- I grabbed this off my MYSPACE bulletin.

Hello everyone,

As you know I am not a very political person.

I just wanted to pass along that Senator Obama came to Bagram, Afghanistan for about an hour on his visit to "The War Zone.

I want to share with you what happened.

He got off the plane and got into a bullet proof vehicle, got to the
area to meet with the Major General (2 Star) who is the commander here at

As Soldiers lined up to shake his hand he blew them off and didn't say
a word as he went into the conference room to meet the General.

As he finished, the vehicles took him to the ClamShell (pretty much a big
top tent that military personnel can play basketball or work out in with
weights) so he could take his publicity pictures playing basketball.

He again shunned the opportunity to talk to Soldiers to thank them for
their service.

So really he was just here to make a showing for the American's back
home that he is their candidate for President.

I think that if you are going to make an effort to come all the way
over here you would thank those that are providing the freedom that they
are providing for you.

I swear we got more thanks from the NBA Basketball Players or the
Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders than from one of the Senators, who wants to be
the President of the United States.

I just don't understand how anyone would want him to be our

It was almost that he was scared to be around those that
provide the freedom for him and our great country.

If this is blunt and to the point I am sorry, but I wanted you all to
know what kind of caliber of person he really is.

What you see in the news is all fake.

In service,

TF Wasatch
American Soldier

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American Soldier/ TF Gladiator said...

How come he refers to Bagram as a city in Afghanistan? Why does he seem to not have a clue what the name of the "2-star" is who is in charge of Bagram AIR BASE?

Honestly though...I'm surprised he even stepped off the flight line although I didn't hear anything about him actually being here. Sevendust (rock band) was here last week and was way more respectful and supportive to troops than Obama.

geonicki said...


Hillary needs to re-establish her campaign. We need to contact her in force & let her know we are still behind her & that our vote is hers.


Obama was selected because his views were very similar to Hillary's during the primaries. Everything she said he would repeat with just a little twist to make it his own.


Being so the SD's & his followers SELECTED him as he is a great speaker with a pretty face & loaded with charisma.


Obama has shown that he is truly an empty suit that does not have what it takes to stand by his word.


He has CHANGED all his views that got him the votes to get him where he is. This is NOT the change he PROMISED!


Anonymous said...

I've been saying it all along. Obama just copied Hillary words and gave a twist to it to make it his own. I think they call that plagiarizing. Only now everyone can see that he is a phony and does not deserve our respect or vote. I pray Hillary is elected the DNC nominee at the convention. If not, God will really need to Bless America!

Jill L said...

Just a brief comment... I just saw the same letter with another 'soldier' name attached to it, well only initials, actually.

Now, I'm a dedicated PUMA, wanna hear me roar?... but this is the kind of unverified 'too good to be true tale' that seem to get passed along as fact. Unless and until there is a more coherent 'identity' here, I respectfully suggest we not give this any more 'legs'... this is exactly what I believe Riverdaughter was referring to when she said we had to keep our egos in check thereby remaining unified.

I bought some PUMA swag because it's subtle and over the top COOL, this "letter" is still a might suspect! I could be wrong, but I find myself conditioned to trust very little this political season.

HopeForHillary '08

Anonymous said...


Patricia said...

I had read that letter from the Soldier and it brought tears to my we have our men and women fighting for us and "Mr. Hot Shot" can't even thank them...BUT...he can go there on "our" money to try and win "brownie" points so he'll get elected in November...IF that happens...we'll live to regret it..."4" years is a mighty long time for someone who is inexperienced and unqualifid...I continue to HOPE and PRAY that things will change come Convention time...
A TRUE HILLARY SUPPORTER and a PROUD NEW YORKER where she is my Senator!!

Anonymous said...

Everyone is doubting the authenticity of this post. To the one who got this as a bulletin on myspace, please please research this and get this soldier to give us more info in his/her own name.

Camille said...

Someone could check to see if this letter has been verified there. Snopes is a great site to find out if something is fact or fiction.

vrajavala said...

It has been reported by Newsbuster that reggae artist Patrice and rock band Reamonn played in Berlin before the Senator gave his speech. That is why so many showed up. It was a free concert.
You can get the links from my post Democrats for Realchange

Beth said... link:

They're calling it "undeterminded" at present, but do link to video of Obama interacting directly with troops.

That, combined with the facts that the origin of the email can't be determined, that it's appeared with serveral different people's names attached, and that reads like a dozen or so other anti-Democrat "they dissed the troops" smears (something similar circulated after Hillary visited the troops), I'd say it's bogus.

Anonymous said...

The Email I received had the name:

CPT Jeffrey S. Porter
Battle Captain
TF Wasatch
American Soldier

as the person writing this email.

I also saw footage of him interacting with the troops, playing basketball with them, and even eating meals with them. He visited wounded soldiers in Iraq. and cancelled his visit at a german hospital with soldiers via the Pentagons request. I don't care if the free concert story is true, when was the last time you saw anyone, outside of our country, holding american flags that were not burning? Not just one, or a few, but there was a sea of american flags WAVING proudly, and not by Americans. If the election were to held today in Germany, Obama would receive 71% of the vote. That is a real statistic, check it out. I understand that you all would prefer Hillary in office, but it looks as though that is not to be. Would you honestly rather have John McCain as our President? Even though his views and policies are the exact opposite of your Hillary's? You all even said your self, Obama's views are almost word for word Hillary's. So let's take Hillary off the table for a moment. Do we really want to vote for someone that does not share her ideals just to make a point? Is the point really more important than where you stand on the major issues? That is just stupidity.

wilson4s said...

The letter about Obama from Cpt. Porter is completely inaccurate and was made-up to form an impression for his family. Sad and slanderous sums it up without any doubt. Follow this link to see the whole sitiuation explained and verified!

Anonymous said...

I have said this elsewhere, but why should Tiffany get off so easy in all of this.

What saddens me most is that this particular Captain would choose to hide behind the skirts of his wife in spreading this smear. What kinds of values are these parents attempting to instill in their children?

They are both equally culpable in this noxious effort to undermine the political process, despite the line that he puportedly is "not a very political person." I am surprised THAT line didn't immediately raise a red flag before the more gullible decided to pass it along!

Does anyone seriously believe that a mother of six would be making the effort to spread this garbage if she were not completely in cahoots with him? Get real! This was hardly a personal note and clearly was never intended to be anything other than what it ended up being. How many other viral emails has Tiffany taken the time to pass along to every possible contact from Charlottesville to Ogden?

What angers me more is the notion that this is a Captain who somehow thinks he is "providing" freedom. He is supposed to be defending that very same freedom, not undermining what so many of better "caliber" have fought and sacrificed for.

"... after checking my sources some of the information that was put out in my e-mail was wrong."

Perhaps the most pathetic attempt at CYA I have ever seen in some time! If this is any indication of the quality of his work, then any loved one who has someone depending on the intelligence he is providing should have justified concerns!

Ro-Beast Rollie said...

If you read this "letter" and were moved to tears (or any other emotion or action other than skepticism) then
I've got a bridge to sell you.


Anonymous said...

I strongly encourage readers to go to
to double just the errors in this letter.

On another note, is this blog serious? Are there Democratic Hillary supporters out there that are willing to undermine the election of the current Democratic candidate? Really? People are willing to undermine there own self interest in an attempt to get "their candidate" elected and get McCain elected? God Bless you all and Good Luck in your "mission"