Friday, February 01, 2008

How The Liberal City Of Oakland Supports The Troops

A few months back there was a controversy about 200 Marines being forced to stay on the tarmac and not being allowed in the terminal at the airport. The explanation given by the democrats in charge is outrageous and offensive to any patriotic person.

The Oakland International Airport did not break any laws or regulations when it denied 200 Marines and soldiers access to the passenger terminal during a layover last year from Iraq to the troops' home base in Hawaii, the Transportation Department says.

Calvin L. Scovell III, the department's inspector general, blamed the mix-up on security concerns and a communication failure between the Defense Department and the Homeland Security Department.

The contract to allow military layovers at the California airport "did not require that military personnel have access to the airport terminal; it only required that military personnel be allowed to deplane and stretch their legs on stops lasting over one hour," said a report released yesterday to House lawmakers who requested an investigation into the matter.

The Sept. 27 layover was the last stop for fuel and food, but the troops, who were returning from a tour in Iraq, were denied access to food and bathroom facilities.

Airport officials were concerned that the flight's ground staff could not provide "an adequate level of escort and control of such a large group of military personnel in or around the terminal area," the inspector's report said.

Huh? Since when did our military need an "escort" and "control?" I think our fine Marines would have been just fine making their way through the terminal to find a bathroom and a little food. Can you believe these democrats wouldn't even let our Marines use a bathroom?

Hat tip: Little green footballs

5 Comments:

Anonymous Liz said...

This is enough to turn your stomach inside-out! They should have been given the welcome deserving of a soldier fighting for our lives and our country.
This is such a disgusting thing!

February 01, 2008 9:53 PM  
Anonymous Jane said...

How could anyone be so cruel to the military, the people who fight and die to protect them. This city should now be know as \..........HATE CITY..............

February 02, 2008 9:53 AM  
Anonymous ray said...

Hope I never have to go to Berkeley, CA, being a former Marine and a patriotic person. . These people don't deserve a trial, they should all stand before a firing squad.

February 11, 2008 7:06 AM  
Anonymous lee said...

The people of Brkeley are lower than whale sh*t in the bottom of the sea. In other words, they are all scum buckets.

February 12, 2008 1:31 PM  
Anonymous ray said...

If they need a firing squad out there I am stil a good shot.

February 25, 2008 9:26 PM  

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