Kindred’s Eye on Women in Politics: Colonel Martha McSally, Ret.

U.S. Representative (R-AZ), Col. Martha McSally, Ret., serves on the Armed Services Committee / Homeland Security & Task Force on Combating Terrorist and Foreign Fighter Travel has been active as a first term female Congresswoman.  Her thrust has been to bring order to investigations in the areas in which she participated or has first hand knowledge.

A little bio:

(1) 26-year career in the USAF; ( 2) Distinguished Grad AFA — then a Masters in Public Policy focusing on International Security at Harvard’s JFK School of Government; ( 3) first woman to fly fighter aircraft in combat and command a fighter squadron in combat flying an A-10 “Warthog” with over 325 hours in combat in Iraq and Afghanistan, earning a Bronze star and six Air Medals; (4) as a Major selected for the prestigious Legislative fellowship, and served as a defense and national security advisor to Senator Jon Kyl from Arizona; (5) earned a Masters in Strategic Studies from the Air War College, graduating # 1 in my class of 261 senior military leaders; (6) final military assignment as leader to standup US Africa Command, formed to address security threats emanating from Africa.

She lead planning and oversight of complex and sensitive counter-terrorism missions and other military operations on the continent. In this, Col. McSally was recipient of President Obama’s Administration’s refusal to allocate a military “Quick Reaction Force” for the African theater despite the increased threats and allocation to all other theaters around the globe. I had to watch while we had to rely upon the French to evacuate our Embassy in Chad because no funds existed to do the job ourselves.  Still, funding requests were denied for needed QRF assets for Africa.

As a patriot war hero elected in her first term, she is demanding the truth about Benghazi in Congress. We lost four in a prolonged battle (Kindred calls it a sloppy cover up), including Ambassador Christopher Stephens, US Navy SEALS, Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods, and computer specialist Sean Smith.

The committee formed by House Speaker John Boehner to investigate Benghazi finds only one of the seven Republicans served in the military, Mike Pompeo of Kansas.  She hopes that this committee will be able to answer a few basic questions:

  1. Who exactly denied Ambassador Stephen’s request for more security at the embassy, and why denied?
  2. With increased hostility and terrorist activity in Africa, why did the Obama Administration repeatedly refuse to allocate any military assets to Africa Command? (Kindred says: maybe the off the cuff comment to Putin, “Ask him to wait until I am reelected.” as a ring of what? I leave that to my readers.).
  3. After initial operations in Libya ended, given the rise of militias and AQW affiliates in the region, why did the Obama Administration (State Dept.) fail to place a QRF or any air assets on alert in Europe to support contingencies in North Africa?

“As a decorated US military combat veteran who has an intimate understanding of the Obama administration trying to defend our embassies and interests in Africa on the cheap, I won’t be snowed by their evasive answers and excuses.”

And Kindred closes with his own LOL remark:  I DON’T GIVE A DAMN ABOUT HILLARY BEING EMBARRASED, THE PRESIDENT, OR THE DEMOCRAT SENATE IN CHARGE AT THE TIME; OR THE MEDIA LIBERAL KOOKS WHO THINK THE DEMS HAVE A HOLD ON THE QUALITY OF AMERICAN WOMEN. CONSERATIVE REPUBLICAN WOMEN CANNOT BE BEAT IN A STANDUP DEBATE OR IN PERSONAL ACHIEVEMENTS OF MERIT.  ALL INVOLVED MUST STAND  TRIAL OF PEERS.

PUT THAT IN YOUR PIPE AND SMOKE IT.

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