When Heroes are Zeroes

SEN. DANIEL INOUYE/SEN. JOHN MCCAIN/VA SECRETARY ERIC SHINSEKI

by Miki Booth, ©2014

(May 24, 2014) — With yet another famous American War Hero embroiled in controversy I’m asking myself, “At what point do these people stop getting a free ride on the backs of Americans?”

Sen. Daniel Inouye became the longest “serving” member of Congress when, then-longest serving and former Chapter Leader of the KKK, Robert Byrd, died in 2010. At the time of Inouye’s death he was the most senior U.S. Senator and the second longest serving U.S. Senator in history.

Sen. Daniel Inouye died on December 17, 2012 at the age of 88

Inouye was a celebrated World War II hero and for good reason. He lost his right arm fighting Germans in Italy with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/442nd_Infantry_Regiment_(United_States) The army unit was made up of Japanese-Americans from Hawai’i and the mainland. These mostly second-generation boys volunteered to fight for the United States and were deployed to the battlefields of Europe as they were not trusted to fight their own ethnicity in the Pacific. The 442nd is legendary in Hawai’i and Daniel Inouye tops the list of the “local boy” heroes.

In 2011, during the lead-up to the disastrous reelection of aka Barack Hussein Obama/Barry Soetoro/Soebarkah, another Hawai’i career politician was making news. I wrote a book entitled, “Memoirs of a Community Organizer from Hawai’i” for the purpose of creating a record of my political activism from the perspective of a home-grown Hawaiian Islander with inside information of Hawai’i’s involvement in Obama’s identification fraud.

Here is an excerpt of what I wrote about Inouye and the then-third-oldest member of the Senate, Daniel Akaka:

Early in March of 2011, Daniel Akaka, career politician from Hawai’i, announced that he would not run for reelection in 2012. The third-oldest member of the Senate became the fifth Democrat to tell Obama of a plan to retire. Hawai’i’s other senator, Daniel Inouye, became the oldest living and longest serving senator when Robert C. Byrd, Democrat from West Virginia, passed away on June 28, 2010. Sen. Inouye would not be able to help Daniel Akaka in 2012 with financial support, as he provided in 2006 to the tune of $300,000, prompting Akaka to announce his retirement.

The two long serving Hawai’i senators brought home billions of dollars in earmarks to the island state of 1.4 million people. Sen. Daniel Inouye’s reputation took a hit when it became known that Central Pacific Bank, of which he was a founder and in which he had personal assets of as much as $700,000, received $135 million of federal bailout money. The FDIC had already said the bank did not meet criteria to receive funds, but a phone call from Inouye’s office to the FDIC prompted approval of TARP funds for Inouye’s hometown bank. There is no law against the obvious conflict of interest, because congressional rules leave that discretion to the members themselves, a policy that most definitely needs to change.

Most of the pork projects that earned Hawai’i second place in government earmarks were brought home by Inouye, self-proclaimed “number one earmarks guy in the U.S. Congress.”

Recent talk of a ban on earmarks in the newly elected Republican House will severely curtail or eliminate Inouye’s ability to bring home the bacon. Financial aid for native Hawaiians for health, education, and cultural programs will be on the chopping block as well as funds long enjoyed by the Hawai’i Chamber of Commerce and the University of Hawai’i through which our tax dollars bought and paid for the new Marxist, socialist, communist governor, and former towel attendant at the congressional fitness center in Washington, D.C., Neil Abercrombie.”

What happened to Inouye? Was he part of the military industrial complex that his friend across the aisle, John McCain, is now spearheading? Inouye’s motivation was obviously money, but McCain’s actions are far more nefarious. He is complicit in the conspiracy to defraud the American people by covering up his involvement in Obama’s identity fraud.

On April 30, 2008, the Senate debated S. Resolution 511 in the second session of the 110th Congress. This was a smokescreen created by Senators Claire McCaskill, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Patrick Leahy and a Mr. Webb to focus attention on John McCain’s questionable eligibility to hold the office of President while totally ignoring Barack Obama’s very distinct disqualification. McCain was completely in the loop that Obama’s birth narrative would not hold up to scrutiny. Indeed, they were well aware that Obama was not born in Kapiolani Hospital, much less to two Citizen parents which the Tribe-Olson Memo on Natural Born Citizenship confirmed means both parents must be Citizens and which they applied to John McCain to deem him “eligible.”

The Military Industrial Complex and decision-makers rigged McCain’s campaign, with his blessing, I might add, to be the candidate to ensure Obama’s election in 2008 and in 2012 did the same with Romney. Had McCain been properly vetted, questions about his military career prior to his ascension to hero status in a prison in Hanoi may have shed some light on his character and changed the complexion of the presidential race.

Sen. John McCain’s constitutional eligibility for the presidency was questioned on several occasions, including in 2008, although Obama’s was not

The following excerpt from my book explains:

The next and last time I ever went to Tripler was to answer a call for blood donors. It was summer and I had just graduated from high school two months earlier. It was all over the news: The aircraft carrier USS Forrestal was limping into Pearl Harbor with 161 injured men on board. They would need blood. Donors were requested to go to Tripler Army Medical Center in advance of the Forrestal’s arrival. There had been a tragic disaster. A fire and chain-reaction explosions had killed 134 sailors and injured many more.

I drove to the hospital and filled out the paperwork, and a lady looked it over and said, “We can’t take you. You have to be eighteen.” I told her I’d be eighteen in five months, and she looked like she might consider that but when she saw that I weighed ninety-nine pounds she turned me away. I didn’t even weigh a hundred pounds and the minimum was a hundred twenty.

I’d nearly forgotten about the incident back on July 29, 1967, but was reminded during the 2008 presidential election. John McCain had been on the Forrestal when the tragic event happened. There were even suspicions and accusations that he was a “hot-dog” pilot and was responsible for the horrific incident. A report explaining that McCain “wet-started” his A-4E Skyhawk to shake up the guy in the F-4 Phantom behind his jet is quite plausible. That he was the only Forrestal crewman to be immediately transferred makes his role in the disaster not only plausible but probable. His father could no doubt have influenced any decision with regard to his son. John S. McCain Sr. was soon to become commander of all U.S. forces in the Vietnam theater as Commander in Chief, Pacific Command (CINCPAC).”

At what point do we stop allowing “heroes” to commit detrimental acts against our Constitution and against the real heroes who defend and uphold it? In the case of VA Secretary Eric Shinseki, is that the point when we find out they are killing off the real heroes?

One Response to "When Heroes are Zeroes"

  1. Stephen Hiller   Sunday, May 25, 2014 at 8:23 AM

    Heroes are just like the hamburger wrapper from McDonalds – when no longer needed, just discard it along side the road.

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