American Priorities

This is one of those posts that is going to piss you off and make you feel bad. It's going to make you feel bad because it is just another reminder that our priorities as American citizens are screwed up.

The Sunday night FIFA World Cup series drew 24.7 million American television sets for the US vs Portugal game. Well I suppose all that butt clenching, edge of your Lazy Boy game viewing makes it seem like Americans care about world events. Hey, at least we know who is on the Iranian team, eh?

In stark contrast only 53.6 of voting age population came out to vote in the 2012 election. That's dismal, and what  does that say about American priorities?

Meanwhile, American citizens are being held by other countries, and your weak as water president Barack Hussein Obama would rather play golf. Yes, you too can watch that POS Obama's Golf count go up as well by clicking the link. We know all too well this president and his administration have lacked luster, to put it mildly.

Do you know who Pastor Saeed Abedini is? He's been locked up, beaten and tortured in an Iranian prison for two years for his Christian faith. Oh sure, Obama has mentioned him a couple times but the US has done nothing to get him back.

Do you know who Meriam Ibrahim is? She is an American woman who was arrested and sentenced to death in Sudan with her 21  month old son. She also gave birth 5 weeks ago while in prison waiting for her ordered public flogging of 100 lashes for being married to a Christian man, as well as her death by hanging in 2 years so she may nurse her baby.  Generous. She was released two days ago but subsequently arrested again. Why our government does relatively nothing is a mystery.

Do you know who Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi is?  He is a US Marine Corps veteran being held in Mexico for mistakenly crossing the border with registered guns. He has been held and beaten for two months now while again, the US does relatively nothing.

By now all of you have heard how the US did not come to the aid of our US Ambassador in Behghazi two years ago. Those nearby who might have saved the 4 men who died in that well planned and orchestrated terrorist attack were told to stand down. There is no excuse great enough but Hillary Clinton said, "What difference does it make?" when queried what set off the events as she touted the atrocity as a response to a video instead of a terrorist attack.  I mean, who could go against Obama while on his campaign trail stating the terrorists were on the run when in  fact they were attacking our US Embassy in Benghazi?

Americans need to know their government will come to their aid, no matter the cause. The repetition of zero action by this administration is astounding.

I read the petitions to help free these individuals floating around. So a million people sign them, what with those 24.7 million who can turn on a TV then? Why haven't they signed the petition?  Are they so interested in their precious sports that they don't give a crap about US interests or citizens? Clearly.

My, we do have our priorities don't we?