I offer the following account of betrayal that every Gold Star family member has seared in their memory.
This is the treason that every patriot will take to the ballot box on November 3.
“The CAO’s (Casualty Assistance Officer’s) will arrive at the doorstep of an American family. There will always be two and they will be dressed immaculately in the dress uniform of their service branch. It is their solemn duty to deliver the news that an American soldier, sailor, airman or marine has been killed in action. The body or the remaining parts will be packed in ice and placed in an aluminum casket. The casket will be draped in the flag of the United States of America. It will be carried aboard a military aircraft passed service members standing at attention and saluting their fallen comrade. That plane will land at Dover, Delaware and the family will be there to receive their loved one.
There will be an honor guard that carries the casket to the waiting hearse past service members standing at attention and saluting. From the moment of death the body will have never been unaccompanied. There will be a military funeral. Taps will be played and three volleys of rifle fire will crack the air. The flag will be folded and then presented to a young widow or widower on behalf of a grateful nation. The Russians will pay the bounty for the dead American to an Afghan warlord. The President of the United States knows this but he chooses to do worse than nothing. He rewards the Russians. He fights for their interests. He fights to have them rejoin the G-7. He delights them by withdrawing Americans from Germany. He puts his illiberal cronies in charge of VOA. He doesn’t care about the dead American Soldier. Trump went to West Point and saw the young officers who will soon be targeted for death by Russian money. The cowardly Republican Senators will say nothing. They are too afraid to be tweeted at by Trump. The whole rancid lot of apologists. collaborators and silent weaklings needs to be repudiated by the righteous rage of the American people in November.” Steve Schmidt