Obama: Soldiers in Afghanistan Must Be Fired Upon to Receive Combat Pay

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    Obama: Soldiers in Afghanistan Must Be Fired Upon to Receive Combat Pay

    As of February 1st 2012, President Obama has determined that Combat Pay for US forces will be determined by a new criteria. In general, Afghanistan has been deemed a combat zone and all US forces deployed in that region have been eligible for combat pay due to the certainty of encountering dirt-bags in firefights, ambushes, IED’s or suicide bombings. This new policy now requires having been shot at first. For those not understanding the problem with this, it now says that the US Government has effectively declared Afghanistan a “safe zone”! And this in spite of the nearly daily reports of Americans being either wounded or killed!
     
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    How about a restraint medal....

    Michelle Malkin » A medal for restraint?!
     
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    Obama is an out of touch elitist.
     
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    “Patrol only in areas that you are reasonably certain that you will not have to defend yourselves with lethal force,” the laminated card reads. For a soldier who has traveled halfway around the world to fight, that’s like telling a cop he should only patrol in areas where he knows he won’t have to make arrests. “Does that make any f–king sense?” Pfc. Jared Pautsch. “We should just drop a f–king bomb on this place. You sit and ask yourself: What are we doing here?”
     
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    Unlike you, I know military procedures and policies and how they are reached. BHO did not pull this out of his butt. The stars at the Pentagon came up with this and sold it to Panetta and the Joint Chiefs who sold it to the President.

    Keep your story believable. This was a joint decision.
     
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    Well, I guess people won't be able to get their tax free reenlistment bonuses by flying over the region for one minute in their reenlistment month. No taxes on $33,000 is nice.
     
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    Wife's kid heads out for his 2nd tour this month.
    Last time, he came home with a Bronze Star.

    We just want him to come home this time. And not go back.
     
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    After following all the links and reading what is actually being said I have to call bullshit.
     
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    Actually, the entire OP is just another pack of lies. He quotes a blog that quotes another blog without really posting anything official. Typical republican/bripat attempt at fudging the facts.

    Read here for the explanation and links to military--you know; the authority--releases describing the new pay policy.

    snopes.com: Obama Eliminates Combat Pay

    What actually happened is that there are now "qualifying areas" that qualify for the combat pay of a laughably low $7.50 per day. That is what the wingnuts should be upset about; not the re-designation of what a "qualifying area" is. So if you take a deuce and a half from the depot to a QA and come back, the grunts on the truck get $7.50 for that day. The depot may or may not be in the QA.

    Combat pay is an extra $7.50? That is outrageous. It should be $750 minimum.
     
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    $750 per day?
     

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