J.R. Salzman, an Iraq Vet and Wounded Warrior, has garnered the attention of media outlets after a series of tweets that have summed up many veterans’ frustration with the Obama Administration.
On June 12, Salzman tweeted, “Between Iraq, the VA, and the Burgdahl [sic] debacle, I’m having trouble thinking this is incompetence on Obama’s part and not malice toward vets.”
He added, “Why doesn’t @BarackObama just burn the VA down? Barricading vet memorials, VA scandal, fumbling Iraq, he clearly doesn’t care about vets.” He continued, writing, “Why not just burn the VA down and seal the deal on vets? When have you done anything for vets besides use us [as] political pawns.”
“@BarackObama Thousands of Americans sacrificed life and limb in Iraq, and you’re tweeting about student loans as it falls to terrorists?” he tweeted.
“I did not get an arm blown off in Baghdad so you could sit on your ass and watch Iraq fall, @BarackObama. I did my job. DO YOUR JOB,” he stated.
“And don’t give us any of that ‘I inherited this mess’ BS on Iraq. You were president for the last three years of the Iraq war,” read another tweet.
He then posted a photo of a fallen soldier’s tombstone, writing “this is my friend SGT Turcotte. Will you apologize to his family for throwing away our sacrifices, @BarackObama?”
Salzman then posted a photo of his meeting with Obama while he was running for president, writing “Remember when we met in 2008 @BarackObama? You said you were proud of our sacrifices. So why did you throw them away?”
“You promised to fix the world’s problems, yet you somehow lost a war THAT WAS ALREADY WON. How is that even possible?” he wrote. “Shorter Obama: screw Iraq, screw American lives lost, screw American dollars spent, screw being President. I’m going golfing.”