A recent Internet report that a battle was shaping up between the U.S. military and the White House because of executive plans to have soldiers pledge allegiance to the president instead of the nation and its Constitution raised alarm among the patriotic this week.[Still, I find it funny that WND claims the alarms were only raised among the patriotic. The non-patriotic not being as easily duped, I guess.]
But it didn't seem to include the detail that the Department of Defense knew nothing about the "issue."
Anyway, that didn't stop our local resident nutcase, Peter DiGaudio, from jumping all over the rumor and distorting it to read that the oath of allegiance would now be made to President Obama himself. Spouting Peter wrote this:
If Our Lord and Saviorand
Jesus ChristBarack Hussein Obama gets His way, members of the United States military will be pledging allegiance to Him rather than the U.S. Constitution.
That’s breathtaking in its arrogance. It’s also reminiscent of 1930s Germany, when members of the German military had to pledge allegiance to Hitler. Here’s a draft of the new allegiance oath:Peter is so deluded that he now actually believes that what he wrote previously is being enacted.
I swear by
GodAllah this sacred oath that I will obey without question the Führer of the German ReichUnited States of Obama Nation and people, to Adolf HitlerBarack Hussein Obama, Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, and that I am prepared as a brave soldier to lay my life on the line at any time for this oath.
I give it 24 hours before Peter pulls a Fred Dooley and sends his post down the memory hole. It's what local wing-nut conservative bloggers do when faced with -- facts and truth.
Oh, by the way, the original piece was clearly labeled satire.