Forget about the long essays and op-eds.
One Iraq war veteran demonstrated the absurdity of President Obama’s Iranian nuclear agreement, with nothing more than a single tweet.
J.R. Salzman didn’t even use all 140 characters to condemn the agreement that the Obama administration hashed out with the murderous Islamic regime in Tehran. All he needed to post was a picture.
This shrapnel is from my amputated arm & came from the Iranian IED that almost killed me. Should I mail it back now? pic.twitter.com/tT80mdd8HI
— J.R. Salzman (@jrsalzman) July 15, 2015
Having survived an amputation after being wounded by an improvised explosive devise during his tour in Iraq, a quarter-size piece of shrapnel was all Salzman needed to put an agreement with Iran in context.
After all, Iran not only funds terrorism, routinely lies to world authorities, and promises to wipe Israel off the face of the planet, but they have taken active steps to help insurgents and terrorists kill and maim U.S. soldiers on the battlefield — including their open-secret support for insurgents in Iraq.
And Obama is patting himself on the back for making a “deal” with them?
Naturally, a few Obama supporters felt the president’s “legacy” was more important than honoring men like Salzman. Remember, Dems can always blame Bush.
@jrsalzman @BillKristol Pro Tip: Stop invading other countries, you’ll get a LOT less shrapnel that way. Like you “know” it’s Iranian. LOL — William Owen (@Bill_Owen) July 15, 2015
Clearly the left doesn’t like it very much when a veteran points out that Obama is trying to play nice with folks who have been instrumental in killing U.S. servicemen. (Big surprise.)
Saner social media users were more capable of processing the context Salzman’s post provided. Some even gave him some suggestions on how to drive his point home further.
@jrsalzman …..airmail it…attached to a much bigger exploding thingy — Bill Brown (@ACBrown7) July 15, 2015
@jrsalzman @CorlessJones get with Hillary. I’m sure she can connect u with right ppl… Thank you for your service & sacrifice!!
— david edwards (@meileiend) July 15, 2015
@jrsalzman mail it 2 congress & senate. They can overturn our crazy Prez. Founders setup separation of powers in case this ever happened — Susannah McCracken L (@susyshine2) July 15, 2015
@jrsalzman @Rigarner89 that would be a great statement if all the IED victims sent their shrapnel to B H O
— d c b (@DCBellosi) July 15, 2015
@jrsalzman No, no. That one is broken. Send them a new one. That works—on them — Nan Crews (@nancrews) July 15, 2015
@jrsalzman @PoliticoVoice Your President seems close to them, send it to him to pass on
— CCFC Craig (@CRAIGPARSONS2) July 15, 2015
@jrsalzman @matsmilehigh Ship it to the kurds, and have them return it to sender for you. — TheMoobinator (@manofmanychins) July 15, 2015
Other users simply wanted to let him know that despite what Obama might be doing with Iran, many Americans are still thankful for his sacrifice.
@jrsalzman I was thinking of my friend SSGT James Craig, who didn’t come home for the same reason….
— FlagGazer (@FlagGazer) July 15, 2015
@jrsalzman 1 thank you for your service. 2 The administration’s arrogance is stunning. I can’t comprehend their disconnect from reality. — Chris Riley (@riley1535) July 15, 2015
@jrsalzman God Bless you! ❤️????
— Texbarb (@texbarb) July 15, 2015