The Left’s pretense of compassion is over. And now Team Obama is issuing a book — “Your Life, Your Choices” — to wounded veterans to consider calling the Hemlock Society and commit suicide. These wounded men and women are apparently too big a burden for Obama to bear during his economic recovery efforts.
This is Obama’s idea of gratitude for the courageous men and women who risk life and limb in defense of liberty.
America’s outrage at this is hardly surprising. Obama has done everything he can, sent every signal, to cheapen respect for human life. It’s no secret.
Returning home from war with horrible, debilitating injuries should merit much more respect from the commander in chief.
If anything could send a strong message to these heroes – and to would-be recruits – that their efforts are not noble and are not respected, this is surely it. The book, titled “,” asks wounded vets to ask themselves if they are too big a burden, and it suggests that they consider contacting the Hemlock Society and poison themselves to death.
Can any outrage to this be too strong?
Sen. Arlen Specter has called for hearings to scrutinize the book for veterans’ end-of-life care, which has been characterized as a “hurry-up-and-die” message to injured troops. President George W. Bush found out about this book during his administration and ordered distribution halted.
Skip the hearings!
Burn it! Burn every copy!
Then, President Obama, apologize to our amazing veterans. This time, get out the champagne.