Barak Obama was speaking at a Town Hall meeting in Houston and touting his points of view on veteran’s affairs. Mr. Obama talked about his visits with veterans and promised a varied menu of expanded benefits he would provide should he become president.
In stirring tones, Mr. Obama described the “inspiration” he had received from talking to wounded veterans. No doubt he was “inspired,” but his inspiration for military affairs came many years too late for him to be inspired enough to wear the uniform himself.
It’s well and good that Mr. Obama decided not to gain a measure of personal military experience, as did Prince William of England, but there was nothing in Obama’s speech which indicated anything except a bald appeal for veteran votes in exchange for promises.