Monday, February 11, 2013
In Honor of Chris Kyle
Today, as I write this, we are currently burying an American hero. Chris Kyle from Odessa, Texas was the most lethal sniper in American history. The Pentagon confirmed 160 kills, although Kyle claimed it was actually 255. Sometimes you just can't get into an area to confirm a kill. Kyle was a Navy Seal who served 4 tours of duty in Iraq, with a longest shot recording of over 1.1 miles. He saved countless lives until his own was taken by a former serviceman who suffered from PTSD. While THOUSANDS of people are expected to show up for the memorial service, there will be one spot noticeably vacant - President Obama. You see, the man can show up for countless celebrity funerals and photo ops, saying kind words and singing the praises of hardcore drug attics like Whitney Houston and child molesters like Michael Jackson, but when it comes to honoring someone who has saved thousands of lives, who had a $100,000 price on his head from the enemy his entire career, and who dedicated his work after leaving the service to rehabilitating service members, President Obama has been silent for the last 9 days. Not so much as a word or a nod. Shame.
Rest in Peace, Chris. We're grateful that we could sleep at night knowing that you were on the ramparts.