Rare Hollywood Conservative James Woods Perfectly Sums Up What’s Wrong With America In Tweet Showing Wounded Soldier’s ‘Salute Heard Round The World’ Compared To A Picture Of The Commander In Chief

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Cpl. Josh Hargis was badly wounded Oct. 6 when an Afghan woman detonated a suicide bomb vest and 13 other explosive devices in Panjwai in Kandahar Province. Four members of Hargis’ 3rd Army Ranger Battalion killed and 12 other American soldiers were wounded in the attack.

Hargis was taken to a nearby military hospital where his severe wounds required that he be hooked up to a breathing tube and other medical devices. His right hand was heavily bandaged.

In a letter to Hargis’s wife, the soldier’s commanding officer explained what happened when the wounded warrior, who was believed to be unconscious, was presented with the Purple Heart hours after sustaining his injuries:

Josh was seriously wounded as you know and survived for almost two hours after his injury before arriving to the hospital. Josh was immediately pushed through a series of surgeries and emerged hours later into an intensive care unit here at our base in Afghanistan. Despite being in intense pain and mental duress, Josh remained alert and compassionate to the limited Rangers that were allowed to visit him bedside. Prior to Josh being moved to Germany for his eventual flight to America, we conducted a ceremony to award him with the Purple Heart for wounds received in action. A simple ceremony, you can picture a room full of Rangers, leaders, doctors, and nurses surrounding his bedside while the Ranger Regimental Commander pinned the Purple Heart to his blanket. During the presentation the Commander publishes the official orders verbally and leaned over Josh to thank him for his sacrifice. Josh, whom everybody in the room (over 50 people) assumed to be unconscious, began to move his right arm under the blanket in a diligent effort to salute the Commander as is customary during these ceremonies. Despite his wounds, wrappings, tubes, and pain, Josh fought the doctor who was trying to restrain his right arm and rendered the most beautiful salute any person in that room had ever seen. I cannot impart on you the level of emotion that poured through the intensive care unit that day. Grown men began to weep and we were speechless at a gesture that speak volumes about Josh’s courage and character. The picture, which we believe belongs on every news channel and every news paper is attached. I have it hanging above my desk now and will remember it as the single greatest event I have witnessed in my ten years in the Army.

Conservative actor James Woods shared the moving photo of the “salute seen around the world” with his Twitter followers, and pointed out what may be America’s biggest problem.

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  • batman4oz

    While the ‘commander’ truly has no shame…all of America must be embarrassed beyond words by this ego-puppet.
    But we can be proud that there are still brave warriors who’ve got our backs.

  • Alan

    Mr. Woods really said it all. These soldiers “commander” is about as egocentric as they come. In my humble opinion every president should have to spend time in uniform, on a battlefield so that he should appreciate what the word “sacrifice” means. Maybe then he or she would embrace freedom the way these soldiers do.

    • ChiefBoring

      We should all remember this the next election.

      • Vis Fac

        Typical liberal mantra They dismiss God as they dismiss those who protect their sorry A$$ES It’s high time they were dismissed!!

        Libertas inaestimabilis res est
        Semper-Fi

        • ChiefBoring

          Like I said, FR, we should all remember these events at the next election, and VOTE in that election. No sitting at home on our hands as so many did in 2012, because the candidates were not perfect, because none are. But any conservative is better than ten liberals. Study, learn, VOTE! Semper Fi, Marine. Chief Boring
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          • Vis Fac

            Chief (I assume Navy) I have yet to miss a general election since I was of voting age in 1964. I am not that naive to think there is a perfect candidate or a perfect political party in which to affiliate.

            Immigrating (actually seeking asylum) from another country and a naturalized citizen I know all too well what others do not have and Americans take for granted.

            Those who are born here (at the time of my arrival) did not have to endure the process of being processed for entry nor have to show proof of self sustenance or have a sponsor. You can well imagine what I think when I observe all these people just swarming across our borders and our government does NOTHING to stop it. To top it all off even though these illegals have yet to contribute to the system Liberals grant benefits paid for by people like me. I wish I could get free medical education welfare and food stamps not to mention earned income credit and college tuition.

            Government’s job is to SECURE our borders not welcome illegal entry. Having an open door policy invites crime abuse yet liberals don’t care for they have a dedicated voting bloc (although not a legal one) to guarantee their candidate the seat. This is why liberals oppose voter ID and immigration reform.

            Now you got me PI$$ED not at you but those dumb A$$ Liberals who encourage illegals to sneak into this country!

            Libertas inaestimabilis res est
            Semper-Fi

          • ChiefBoring

            Yes, FR, it’s Navy(US). (Aded because my ancestors were CSA, ANV. One dead, two captured the last year of the war.) They owned no slaves, being poor dirt farmers, descended from the first Boring who came from Ireland in 1688. They fought because their home land was being invaded by folllowers of another President, who said he’d defend the Union, not at risk, whether he freed slaves or not. I understand your distress at the border not being defended, and the treatment granted the lawbreakers who cross it at will. I did not mean to imply you personally had not voted, any more than you are “pissed” at me personally. We may have different backgrounds, but our love of this Country and what its ideals have been and will be again is very much the same. Semper Fi, and fair winds and following seas, Marine!

          • Vis Fac

            Fair winds and following seas should be my statement to you. As we share a common love for this country and a mutual passion which is often confused with anger. If one hasn’t passion for his country he is a traitor to that country.

            Libertas inaestimabilis res est
            Semper-Fi and fair winds and following seas
            Shellback?

          • ChiefBoring

            Amen! Semper Fi!

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  • Army & Navy Veteran

    I KNEW IT!!! He doesn’t think with his heart…he thinks with his d1ck…LMAO…what a poser! Nice way to show your (RESPECT) for the flag and country during the National Anthem. We can’t be rid of this embarr ASS ment too soon!!!!!

    • ChiefBoring

      Army and Navy vet, this was not the time nor place for such comments, no matter how richly deserved. Show some respect yourself.
      Chief Boring

      • GiveMeLiberty,OrGiveMeDeath

        When is the right time to speak up against tyranny?

        • Vis Fac

          Any opportunity you have. Tragedy never stopped ODUMBO form exploiting it for political gain so what’s good for the goose is also good for the gander.

          Libertas inaestimabilis res est
          Semper-Fi

          • ChiefBoring

            FR, I suspect there were times during your exploits when it was the better part of valor to hold your tongue. No disrespect intended.

          • Vis Fac

            Holding ones tongue is being apathetic. Apathy as well as Political Correctness has gotten us into the mess we are in.
            What if Thomas Jefferson Patrick Henry John Adams Samuel Adams Benjamin Franklin John Hancock and the 37 other signatories had held their tongues and kept quiet do you suppose the Declaration of Independence would have been signed let alone lodged with King George?

            King ODUMBO and our government are doing all they can to make sure they keep us from speaking our minds. Especially negative against the government . In case you are not aware ODUMBO has labeled anyone who does not agree with government believes in God prepares for disaster and a myriad of other personal beliefs to be terrorists?
            So I am a a terrorist I shall not be silenced so if you are offended don’t read what I post No disrespect intended!

            Libertas inaestimabilis res est
            Semper-Fi

          • ChiefBoring

            FR, I hope you didn’t think I meant all the time. At 75, speaking out is about all I can do, so I try to put in my two cents. No disrepect taken. Semper Fi, and fair winds and following seas.
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        • ChiefBoring

          At the appropriate time. I realize that sounds a little strange, but think of Patrick Henry. He spoke at a time when the discussion was about the predicament they were in. If he had been at the bedsides of Minutemen wounded by the British, he would have considered they had risked death for their Liberty, and given them words of comfort and compassion for their sacrifice, not the hellfire and brimstone of his speech in the church. Thats what I meant with my remarks in response to Army and Navy Vet about his anti BHO diatribe. It was not about what he said, it was about when he said it. The time was not appropriate. We should always be against tyranny, but not necessarily always speak against it.
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  • ChiefBoring

    As a retired Navy Chief Petty Officer, I have rendered many salutes, including two to two Presidents; Kennedy and Johnson, who was Vice President at the time. I have even received a few, from Philppine soldiers who assumed the silver Navy eagle and chevrons on my Marine fatigue cap constituted an officer’s rank. To avoid embarrassing them by explaining their error, I simply returned the salutes. That said, Cpl. Hargis’ salute to his CO upon presentation of his Purple Heart, from his pain filled hospital bed, was the most moving I have ever seen. I wish I could have been in that room.

  • patsch13

    Summed up perfectly. Thank you James Woods. President Poser is doing the job he set out to do, humiliate Americans in every way–from telling our enemies who our soldiers are (re: Seal Team 6), to telling them when we’re pulling out, to destroying our economy. No one could inflict more harm if they tried.

  • mathis1689

    Cpl Hargis, you’d have made a dam-ed fine Marine! Semper Fi soldier and get well soon. We need men like you now more than ever!

    • Vis Fac

      Libertas inaestimabilis res est
      Semper-Fi

      • mathis1689

        Praemonitus Praemunitis. Semper Fi

        • Vis Fac

          I’ve been warning people for years and it has done little good. People believe what they’re told by the government and lame stream media. They live the life of an ostrich oblivious to the events around them. Events that should raise giant red flags for anyone with an iota of common sense. Unfortunately liberals have no common sense and being as most of the people are liberal we all end up having to eat what’s served.

          Libertas inaestimabilis res est
          Semper-Fi

          • mathis1689

            As have I. The amount of sheer ignorance and stupidity out there is incredible.

          • Vis Fac

            Not if you consider that liberals have taken over the public schools and unionized since the late 60’s early 70’s. They were not stupid for they knew if as Adolph Hitler knew if children were indoctrinated at an early age they would do and believe anything you tell them.

            “I calmly say, ‘Your child belongs to us already. What you are, you will pass on. Your descendent’s, however, now stand in the new camp. In a short time they will know nothing else but this new community.'” – Adolf Hitler November 06, 1933 The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich

            “The best way to take control over a people and control
            them utterly is to take a little of their freedom at a time, to erode rights by a thousand tiny and almost imperceptible reductions. In this way the people
            will not see those rights and freedoms being removed until past the point at which these changes cannot be reversed.” – Adolf Hitler

            Unlike traditional education. liberalization removes common sense responsibility morality and responsibility and instills depravity indolence dependence and creates automatons to spread liberal one dimensional idiot-ology.

            DO YOU SEE A SIMILARITY OF EVENTS AND ATTITUDE OF TODAY?

            Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the
            bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same. Ronald Reagan

            Libertas inaestimabilis res est
            Semper-Fi

          • mathis1689

            Fully agree with you. In a way liberals are like drug and sex addicts. Nothing ever satisfies them and eventually their whole world falls apart because of their actions. The only problem is that the rest of us have to suffer the consequences of their stupidity as well.

          • Vis Fac

            Ah yes but there’s the hitch we don’t have to suffer if we act vote and stop being apathetic. Too many people don’t vote because they don’t agree 100% with the candidate so the other candidate wins by default.

            Everyone knows (but few acknowledge) Liberals have a massive voting bloc consisting of illegals and the deceased. So if they are satisfied with the status quo then by all means don’t voice your opinion and let them take what you have. By not voting against them you are merely shooting yourself in the foot and letting them win by default. Those who don’t vote have no business complaining.

            Those of us who comment here seem to realize the importance of imparting the truth we should be as active in other arenas as well the DUMBOCRITES are always putting their two cents in ( more like a half cent) to spread their BS They deride the Tea Party because they’re afraid otherwise it would be a non issue just like abortions are a non issue.

            Libertas inaestimabilis res est
            Semper-Fi

          • mathis1689

            I do what I can and encourage others to do the same. It does seem at times like people are so addicted to and brainwashed by Big Government that getting through to them is almost like stopping a runaway train.

          • Vis Fac

            I too do what I can to provide a little “clarity” I have a vast amount of personal experience and several credible resources in which to draw upon.

            Liberalism is like a drug addiction first it feels all warm and fuzzy taking you away from reality. You get comfortable rather quickly because everything “seems” easy you are hooked by all the hype of free this and that and you never have to take responsibility again the more you use the easier it is to believe what you are told you want to dwell in your drug induced stupor and all is well — UNTIL —there are no more drugs. Of course they say the drugs will never be exhausted and the chance of losing them is non-existent because it never happened before.

            Well I have this to say WWI was a fluke because we never had a global war before Television is a fluke because TV never existed before. Neil Armstrong’s walk on the moon was a fluke because man had never set foot on the moon before; so surely our economical demise will never happen either because we had never gone broke before –(NOW)

            Then they’ll you’ll face the cold hard facts of reality and their comfy warm fuzzy feeling will be a distant memory never to return (just as those freedoms for “perceived” safety they gave up) so they could imbibe in their (liberalism) drugs.

            Just because something never happened before does not mean it can’t or won’t !!!

            Libertas inaestimabilis res est
            Semper-Fi

          • mathis1689

            I would add that until 1917 Russia had never been Communist nor until 1949 neither had China. For those who say that it can’t or won’t happen here I say show me why not. Those of us who know what freedom is are slowly dying out and the love of liberty is dying out with us it seems.

          • Vis Fac

            Up until 1917 when the Bolsheviks over threw the Czars Russia was a monarchy and yes no one heard of communism until Karl Marx’ Communist Manifesto .

            China has been civilized longer than Europe so I believe you meant to say a Communist China hadn’t existed until 1949. in 1946 a Civil war between Chiang Kai-Shek and Mao Zedong waged, with Chiang Kai-Shek’s southern China and northern cities helped by the USA and Mao Zedong’s northern countryside helped by the Soviet Union we know that Chiang Kai-Shek fled to Formosa (Now Taiwan) while Mao-Zedong took over mainland China now communist China.What can I say I’m a history buff.

            Libertas inaestimabilis res est
            Semper-Fi

          • mathis1689

            You’re correct;that’s what I meant to say about China. There is so much I’d like to know about their history but there aren’t as many resources available as there are on the history of Europe. I enjoy history as well. Real history to me is a lot more fascinating than any work of fiction.

          • Vis Fac

            We all know how secretive China is today which is a good indication of how they were prior to the 1940’s mysterious backwards and loners China is reported to be the world’s oldest civilization.

            Speaking of fiction; and facts being stranger than said fiction. As I am a doer I’ve experienced seen and participated in events only the movies would depict. Starting in my mid teens while in the military and government service owing my own business with clients on every continent until now. If I were to impart on most of what I’ve seen and done I’d surely be labeled a liar. (I am now by some here)

            Libertas inaestimabilis res est
            Semper-Fi

          • mathis1689

            Would never call anyone with a handle like Force Recon a liar! Did a few Force Recons myself back in the day but that’s not something that I like to revisit very much. Saw too many buds die on them and came too close to it myself.

          • Vis Fac

            I’ve never been called a liar to my face and I don’t expect it. I stand 6’3″ weigh 225 Lbs and can still don my uniform people think I am 20 years younger than I am but I must admit I am slowing down a mite. I still remain active and fit and have not lost my edge as my training is second nature almost automatic.

            The military and government service taught me a few tricks one wouldn’t normally associate with government service. Things like body language voice inflections and the reading between the lines when people speak or write.

            This training was a fabulous asset to have in business as I knew beforehand when someone was serious or just going through the motions.

            Being fluent in several languages helps too. Certainly got me and my team out of a few jams in North Vietnam They don’t speak русский (Russian) and we were able to extract downed aviators who had been captured prior to being taken to Hanoi

            Libertas inaestimabilis res est
            Semper-Fi

          • mathis1689

            Am not exactly multi-lingual. Speak English-the American kind!- and some Spanish. If you live in Texas more than a month it’s a given that you’ll learn some Spanish.

            My training is still almost instinctive as well. Don’t move as fast or as well as I used to either. I still have stuff in my back from when the M113 that I was in took an RPG so moving fast is kinda hard for me these days. Can still do it but it takes some effort.

          • Vis Fac

            Yeah I had a nasty encounter with an RPG as well I still remember as it were yesterday. We were taking heavy fire from a village and trying to flank them for a shot and then an RPG came ever so slowly at me and went splut in a rice paddy a few feet behind me. It was so odd that things happened so slowly I could have reached out and caught that RPG in mid flight. Remains vividly etched in my mind as well as several other incidents

            God saved my butt that time and many times after

            Libertas inaestimabilis res est
            Semper-Fi

          • mathis1689

            Never saw the one that hit us. Intel had reports that VC were operating around Vinh Chap in Quang Tri and we were sent in to check it out. We cleared our APC’s and were starting to move in when the whole jungle lit up. The M113 that I was took a RPG from out of nowhere. All I remember is that it felt like an anvil with swords welded to it hit me in the back. I managed to crawl into a ditch before the fuel tanks went. Next thing I remember is waking up in a Huey with a medic telling me to hang on. They evacuated me to Saigon and when I was well enough to travel they sent me home.

            Know what you mean about God saving my life. I suspect any of us who were there except for maybe the HQ guys could tell something similar.

          • Vis Fac

            It seems as though the only people telling story’s WERE the HQ and rear echelon. I kept quiet because I was where we weren’t supposed to be and talking about it brought up bad memories (still have nightmares which I didn’t want to relive BTW you never hear or see the one that gets you.

            Libertas inaestimabilis res est
            Semper-Fi

          • mathis1689

            HQ and rear echelon told enough stupid crap to last for 50 years anyway. I’m like you there. Some stuff I was on is still classified even now and even the unclassified ops I have a hard time with. I can kind of let some of it out to people like you who understand but beyond that I don’t talk about it much. I remember too many guys dying who should have lived. You know about that too I’d guess.

          • mathis1689

            HQ and rear echelon told enough stupid crap to last for 50 years anyway. I’m like you there. Some stuff I was on is still classified even now and even the unclassified ops I have a hard time with. I can kind of let some of it out to people like you who understand but beyond that I don’t talk about it much. I remember too many guys dying who should have lived. You know about that too I’d guess.

  • Todd Little

    God bless, Joshua. May God help you through this suffering. May you recieve his shelter, even though the CIC chooses to disrespect that flag and country you fight for.

  • Vis Fac

    I am not the least bit surprised as we have a nation of selfish indolent lethargic TAKERS. TAKERS who give nothing in return but the abasement of those who take on responsibility. These TAKERS take things for granted as they have never had to earn their own way sacrifice a single minute or go out of their way for anyone. Another word for a TAKER would be LIBERAL!!! These TAKERS all bow down to the king of TAKERS ODUMBO The one who takes your money the one who takes your freedom and the one who takes your self esteem.

    Libertas inaestimabilis res est
    Semper-Fi

    • paendragon

      They are takers who have been trained to feel they are entitled to rights without responsibilities – in fact, to the false right to remain irresponsibly wrong – because the salesmen who rule us all advertise that to them since birth. Like muslims, the salesmen (the liars, frauds and pushers, the middlemen, not the makers themselves) are terrorists who advertise fear in order to sell us the greedy hope of relief from their own initial threats.

  • steve

    this picture speaks volumns. Obama is probably saying to himself, I hope I can make my tee time after this crap.

  • Peter Wang

    How could this man ever have been voted in for a second term?

    • mark

      Real easy. Look at the nitwits the conservatives and the libertarians put up to run against him. Look at the spit dripping morons they have lined up to run against Hillary. How can the Democrats possibly lose in any national election against these walking and talking jokes to mankind?

    • chukalukabus

      The biggest election fraud in history? Of course. Do you people not understand how communists work? The only way these control freaks will be stopped is 1s 1k x 1,000,000

    • peter

      Good question Peter Wang, but perhaps your reference to this person as a man is misguided.

  • Warrior

    Really? Does someone/anyone expect different behavior from this sockpuppet? He’s nothing but a “community organizer” propped up by the “progressives”. Probably the most pathetic joke over the entire history of this country.

  • Ranchman

    To think that real American troops are making the ultimate sacrifice overseas while an illegal alien is sitting in the White House, a man who literally despises this nation and everything it represents to the world. This is despicable beyond belief. I cannot fathom the American people having voted such SCUM as Barack Hussein Obama, or whatever his name is, into office.

    The evidence speaks for itself, it’s irrefutable, and to ignore it is to be blind and completely ignorant. Mike Zullo’s Cold Case Posse has compiled all the documentation, detailing Obama’s forged birth, Social Security, and Selective Service documents. To allow this illegal alien to remain in office is to secure the destruction of the United States of America. We will likely never recover from this man’s hatred of us, reducing us to third world status. It’s his highest aspiration, something he completely intends to see to fruition. Wake up America before your children and grandchildren have nobody to thank but you for their oppression. Pathetic…totally pathetic.

    • peter

      Absolutely! I totally agree Ranchman and am filled with grief that this imposter is referred to as ‘ Commander in Chief ‘. He is an absolute disgrace to America and humanity.

    • Norb443

      Norb443
      I agree Ranchman. It is proven now that he is a fake, but are they
      gonna do anything about it. NO, it gets hussed up and they are looking for an reelection. What a shame ……… I am a veteran from the Vietnam era and to think that I have to salute him makes me sick already.
      Thanks for your post.

  • Corsica

    God bless you Cpl Josh Hargis. I salute YOU!

    • mari

      And I am praying for YOU, Cpl Josh Hargis.

  • LINDITA

    AS PEOPLE, WE SALUTE CPL JOSH HARGIS AND OUR MILITARY THE BRAVEST AMERICA’S SONS AND DAUGHTERS. GOD BLESS OUR HEROES! AMEN!

  • American Vet

    This POTUS is the most shameful POS America has ever had the misfortune of being led by. What a disrespectful SOB!! He needs to be imprisoned for life, if not given the death penalty. I hate him with every fiber of my being. I would love to see one of our warriors snap his little pencil neck. If we don’t rid ourselves of this Muslim, lying fraud soon, we will never be able to recover from the damage he is inflicting on our once great nation. We don’t have much longer before he does too much irreparable damage. Something needs to be done to remove the biggest fraud America has ever known. His whole life has been a lie and a con. We were duped!!

  • Paul

    I not only salute CPL Hargis, I also, apologize to him for what this government has done to our nation and how they have shown us how little they really care about the sacrifices these people make for us. It is all about votes and politics. It is a sin the lack of respect for them.