It’s long been known Democrats have set themselves against the U.S. military.

Many of the policies they’ve passed have been aimed at harming both veterans and the American people at large.

And on Memorial Day, when people should be filled with a sincere debt to fallen soldiers, many aren’t. And it’s not their fault really.

One Vietnam vet is none too happy about it. The people he blames for the change?

The Democrats in charge, namely Obama.

In an interview with World Net Daily Navy Capt. Eugene “Red” McDaniel is the author of Scars and Stripes, his personal account of being shot down over the forests of Vietnam and the subsequent time he spent in captivity under the ruthless communist regime, had some tough words for the commander in chief and his minions.

He lamented the people who are in control right now, specifically the Democrats, are a bunch who really aren’t worthy of much support at all. They’ve created a culture where soldiers aren’t respected or appreciated.

He told World Net Daily he’s “reached a point where I decided the leadership isn’t worthy of the sacrifices people are making for it.”

He explains through the experience he rediscovered God, and returned home in 1973 to be reunited with his wife, Dorothy. She tells her own story of their life together and the horrors of their long separation in “After the Hero’s Welcome: A POW Wife’s Story of the Battle Against a New Enemy.”

McDaniel isn’t alone in his brutal analysis of the current American leadership. Richard Botkin, a veteran of the United States Marine Corps and author of “Ride the Thunder: A Vietnam War Story of Honor and Triumph,” told WND, “I whole-heartedly agree that the current leadership is unworthy of the men and women they supposedly lead.”

This Memorial Day those words are more poignant than ever.

The total losses to American military members number in the millions.

But what’s most disheartening is how the sacrifices of our men and women in uniform are seen as cheap and inconsequential. The recent bloodbath that lead to Ramadi being overtaken by ISIS proves the commander in chief and his leadership care nothing of the sacrifices made by American soldiers to help capture the city a number of years ago.

And when McDaniels and Botkin say most Americans don’t understand what the meaning of sacrifice is worth, they’re pretty on point.

Many Americans are so detached from what’s going in it’s laughable.

They’ve been distracted by a media that covers surface levels stories and doesn’t talk about what’s going on. A media bought and paid for by Obama and his legion.

These distractions peddled to the common American via the White House.

What Obama has done is dressed himself up as welfare Santa Claus who loves to use distraction (like Obamacare, and amnesty, and working to legalize gay marriage) to appease the American population, while always moving them further away from true support of the military we depend on to keep us safe.

All of this meaning this is truly a sad time to live in America.