Looks like no one outside of Donald Trump is willing to come to Sarah Palin’s defense for her utterly ridiculous comments that President Obama is to blame for her son Track’s PTSD, which she alleges led to him violently assaulting his girlfriend earlier this week.
Specifically, Palin remarked:
My son, like so many others, came back a bit different, they come back hardened. They come back wondering if there is that respect for what it is that their fellow soldiers and airman and every other member of the military so sacrificially have given to this country.
That lack of respect, Palin continued, “comes from our own President.”
What about the lack of respect or the foresight to recognize the idiocy of sending those young men and women to Afghanistan and Iraq in the first place, Ms. Palin? Do Bush and Cheney have to answer for that? They damn well should have to. Both should be standing before the World Court right now, charged with war crimes.
Now 2016 GOP contender Jeb Bush has entered the fray, and he says he agrees with veterans who say President Obama is not the one to be blamed. Speaking on Fox News Radio, Bush remarked:
I don’t think blaming the president is appropriate.
Bush’s remarks are similar to those of Paul Rieckhoff, the founder and CEO of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA), which provides returning soldiers with educational, legal, health, and financial support. Rieckhoff noted:
It’s not President Obama’s fault that Sarah Palin’s son has PTSD. PTSD is a very serious problem, a complicated mental health injury and I would be extremely reluctant to blame any one person in particular.
Jeb Bush, however, ever the typical Republican political hack, did add this rejoinder:
You can blame the president for the dysfunction of the Department of Veterans Affairs, where they’re giving out bonuses totaling $140 million. And included in that bonuses for people that reduced workloads or the wait list for veterans, but they didn’t give veterans care and veterans died. That’s a scandal. That I think we all can is the responsibility of the president.
Or we can blame your brother, Jebbie, who started the wars in the first place. That’s where this all began.
Here’s a report on Palin’s incredibly pathetic attempt to shift the blame from her son:
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