Wednesday, October 2, 2013

WWII VETS THREATENED WITH ARREST: Petty Obama administration tries to bar Honor Flight veterans from access to the WWII Memorial in D.C.

The Obama government is small, spiteful, and petty. There are no other words for it. Case in point: The WWII Memorial in Washington, D.C., which is an outdoor memorial. There are no tickets sold, no doors to open or close, and no staffers. It is not an open air museum.... - Bookworm Room

It is, instead, a giant outdoor structure. It is scenery, pretty much like a drive by the Capitol or the White House. You just look at it – and the people most interested in looking at it are the ever-dwindling number of WWII veterans who fought in the war it commemorates.

The Obama administration knew that an Honor Flight was arriving in Washington, D.C., with the veterans on that flight scheduled to visit the war memorial erected in honor of their courage and sacrifice during WWII. With that in mind, the Obama administration went out of its way – and expended a great deal of federal employee time and money – to wrap tape around the Memorial so that the veterans would be denied access to it.

What the Obama administration forgot is that men who stared down the Nazis and the Imperial Japanese Army would be utterly unimpressed by some yellow tape strung up by a man who hates them almost as fiercely as the Nazis did. Aged though they were, the veterans stormed the WWII Memorial, tearing down and cutting away the tape – aided by help from Republican members of Congress.

RAND PAUL: 'Goons' blocked landmark... - Politico
BARRYCADES: Park Service workers erect fences... - Daniel Halper/Weekly Standard
Vets 'plan to storm Lincoln memorial'... - Weasel Zippers
Closed 'except for 1st Amendment activities'... - Daniel Halper/Weekly Standard

NPS says Obama admin ordered closure...
Reid blames Republicans...
New wave of vets move barricades...