Update: Charles Krauthammer in an appearance on the O’Reilly Factor Tuesday night said it was a good idea because we are always the ones who send our military in to help people. I don’t agree because I think the outbreak is trumped up by the media or administration but Charles’ opinion deserves consideration.
Mr. Obama won’t put boots on the ground in Libya to combat an existential threat but he will put boots on the ground to fight Ebola in Liberia.
He is sending 3,000 U.S. troops to build facilities for Ebola patients in Liberia because our military are builders and social workers now.
We have an invasion on our southern border but that doesn’t warrant troops.
Washington has committed more than $100 million to combat Ebola and they will ask Congress for another $88 million. The Pentagon is looking to transfer $500 million in funds to fight Ebola.
We are also sending humanitarian aid, medics, and other supplies.
Working through the Defense Department, the United States will plan and construct treatment centers that could house up to 1,700 additional beds. With a U.S. general leading the effort from Monrovia, American military personnel in the region could increase by 3,000, administration officials say, under the name Operation United Assistance.
Malaria kills far more people but it does not command the same attention.
Did you notice how the media has been putting the Ebola “crisis” in Africa on the front pages of every paper? Is it really worse? Can we trust them?
Josh dis-Earnest claims there is very little threat of Ebola coming to the U.S., if we can trust him, but the U.N. called and we’ve come running.
The world is worried about ‘food security’ which is yet another leftist term for ‘food shortages.’
It isn’t that I don’t care about Ebola victims, I do, but I care about our military and I want to know the reason this merits more attention than ISIS.