During the State of the Union address on Tuesday, President Obama praised American service members for their sense of unity and their penchant to look out for one another, and 'have each other's backs'. Mr. Obama asserted, in typical, hypocritical fashion that Washington "can learn a thing or two" from these selfless individuals.
"Those of us who've been sent here to serve can learn a thing or two from the service of our troops. When you put on that uniform, it doesn't matter if you're black or white; Asian, Latino, Native American; conservative, liberal.... When you're marching into battle, you look out for the person next to you, or the mission fails. When you're in the thick of the fight, you rise or fall as one unit, serving one nation, leaving no one behind."
The President went on to say that the mission to take out Bin Laden "only succeeded because every member of that [Navy Seal Team 6] trusted each other -- because you can't charge up those stairs, into darkness and danger, unless you know that there's somebody behind you, watching your back."
"So it is with America," added the President. "This nation is great because we worked as a team. This nation is great because we get each other's backs...."
What the President failed to mention, however, is that, when it comes to watching the backs of U.S military personnel, not only has he been an abject failure, but he has also been a detriment to the safety and security of our military personnel, as the video below illustrates.