I’m very surprised no-one here has noted the Biden quote at the end:
“I have long said that, as a nation, we have many obligations, but we only have one truly sacred obligation—to prepare and equip those we send into harm’s way, and to care for them and their families, both while they are deployed and after they return home,” Biden added.
Really? “The one truly sacred obligation?” To prepare the corporate cannon fodder for war, and to assure their devastated widows and orphans a pittance stipend when their flag-draped corpse is sent home and honored in a brief sanctimonious ceremony, or their mutilated but kind-of still functioning bodies or minds get a little bit of palliative care? THE one truly sacred obligation? Not to make sure that those that honorably serve are never, never, never put in harms way for anything but a direct threat to the nation, its people and Constitution? It’s not THE truly sacred obligation to assure that all of the American people are whole and healthy? It’s not a truly sacred obligation that our nation stands together with all other nations of the world to protect this world, and its inhabitants? It’s not THE truly sacred obligation to assure equality and swift justice for all? If I weren’t already NOT going to vote for this empty-shirt a-hole, this pusillanimous, empty mumbling would have sealed the deal.