Finally top Jubilee operative and TNA strongman Makodingo Washington has offered a shocking explaination as to why the president has not showed some emotion following the massive killing of KDF soldiers in Somali. Makodingo sought to defend the president against criticsm that as CiC he should have been at the airport to receive the bodies of the fallen heroes or visit Eldoret Barrack (home to most of the fallen heros) and address the nation from there.
Here is Makodingo’s detailed explanation:>>>
By Makodingo Washington
“Oh declare 3 days of mourning…oh fly the flag half mast…”What BS!
Soldiers will die in war in defence of their country – it’s an inevitable part their job. Making a big deal out of it is highly irresponsible especially given that there are some that are still being held hostage by the enemy.
This notion that a soldiers death is a tragedy is very demeaning to our men (and women) in uniform. A soldier’s greatest honour is to die in defence of his country. They expect it. Their families prepare for it, while hoping for a different outcome.
When you go to war, it’s inevitable there will be casualties on both sides. The aim of every military is to inflict defeat on the enemy with minimum casualties (not NONE!).
Our soldiers don’t need us to stand with them. They need us to stand with and be grateful to their families. Our soldiers don’t need us to be crestfallen and mourn for them. Our soldiers need us to recognize their ultimate sacrifice and CELEBRATE them for the heroes they are!
I’ve seen some people deride the President for not receiving the dead soldiers. “Oooh, Obama does it… Oooh”. False! He did only once, in 2009. He had just taken over as CinC and was announcing a new strategy for Afghanistan.
No President should be parading at airports every time soldiers die in war. Nothing could make a stronger propaganda tool for the enemy like a teary President receiving dead soldiers. Such videos would form a great recruitment tool for Al Shaabab.
He must remain steadfast. He must let the enemy know that we have more sons and daughters willing to join the war and die for their country. He must stare the enemy in the eye and ask them, “Was that your all?” He must never bring a nation to a standstill because soldiers died. That’s admitting the enemy is winning. Our dead soldiers would roll in their graves if he did that.
We should stop playing cheap emotional politics with our soldiers.
Let’s celebrate them. It’s the least we can do.