Our nation has a history of completely screwing it’s Soldiers and Sailors and it’s getting worse and worse. US Military gets shafted in pay and benefits, for the sake of budget cuts. GI Bill gets cut back. VA Benefits are cut back. Even though it makes money, due to budget cuts the .Gov is cuts back on Post Exchanges… During Government Shut Downs, your on base stores – where Soldier’s Families buy groceries – gets shut down. Vet’s wait until they die for health care. Soldiers in the field are getting “You’re Fired” letters. Vets that say “Hey, I’m having some nightmares” are getting gun rights taken away. The .Gov looks at Vets as potential terrorists. And now we have a Deserter who may have helped train the Terrorists, traded for 5 Terrorist Leaders, brought back to Active Duty. Ft. Hood Shooter, anyone?
While all this is going on, our Administration is letting one of our Marines sit in a Mexican Jail, for illegally entering Mexico, while thousands of Mexicans enter the US illegally.
We have a US Marine. Honorable service in two Tours. Physically abused and beaten by the Police of a Nation that is supposed to be an Allied Nation… Languishing in a Mexican Prison. It’s been over 100 days and he’s still in jail. The Mexicans want to PUNISH him because he took a wrong turn and accidentally entered Mexico. And our Government has done absolutely nothing to help him. Disgusting.
The CIA and the US Military should be making plans to forcibly get our man back. The Commander and Chief should be on the phone with the President of Mexico offering them a chance to return our Marine. The force of our Nation should shake the Government of Mexico until he’s returned or retrieved. Yet our nation does nothing. We wait for the Mexicans to sentence him to even more jail time.
I am ashamed of our Government. I do not see how our Military is putting up with this. Insult after insult after insult… our military is being abused.