Skip to comments.Awful… President Obama Makes Horrible Mistake Dishonoring Medal of Honor Winners (Video)
Posted on 06/23/2011 5:28:57 PM PDT by curth
This was absolutely awful.
Barack Obama made another horrible mistake today. The president visited the 10th Mountain Division today and congratulated them on their service. Then he told the soldiers that he had given the Medal of Honor to Jared Monti who came back from Iraq alive. Jared Monti was actually killed in Iraq in 2006. How sad.
First time I saw 10th Mountain Division, you guys were in southern Iraq. When I went back to visit Afghanistan, you guys were the first ones there. I had the great honor of seeing some of you because a comrade of yours, Jared Monti, was the first person who I was able to award the Medal of Honor to who actually came back and wasnt receiving it posthumously.
Blackfive caught the presidents horrible gaffe.
As we all know, SSG Sal Giunta, of the 173rd Airborne, was the first living recipient (2011) of the MOH who fought in Iraq/Afganistan. SFC Jared Monti, 10th Mountain Division, was KIA in Afghanistan in 2006. He was posthumously awarded the MOH by Obama in 2009.
How does the Commander-in-Chief mix these heroes up? He put that medal around Giuntas neck and he stood with Montis parents as they grieved.
This ranks up there as one of his worst gaffes ever. How awful.
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Ultimately, it is his responsibility to review the information and/or speeches provided to him. If he does not remember the only living person he awarded this to, then it obviously was not as memorable as he was trying to convey. And that can only come from him, not from his handlers. That is the problem, he’s trying to have this sincere moment, and it isn’t so sincere if he can’t even remember it.
He is the president, isn’t he? While he takes recommendations, in the end, it is up to him and no one else.
“This ranks up there as one of his worst gaffes ever.”
This is beyond a gaffe.
I can’t get over how grossly incompetent his staff is.
In a way, it is good, because this prevents me from thinking Obama is truly a “manchurian” president acting to destroy America.
I have to believe that a person like that would be spot on at all times. Wouldn’t have so stupidly and ham-handedly insulted the Brits, the Israelis, the Dali Lama, the Poles, the Czechs, etc., etc., etc.
A person like that would never, ever, ever, make a stupid, insulting, unfeeling mistake like this.
I don’t want to be like the leftys who said W. was both an evil genius and a stupid moron.
Barack Obama is a stupid moron and he needs to GO AWAY ASAP!
Thank goodness Bush didn’t make so an unconscionable gaffe. People would have thought he (1) was stupid, (2) was ignorant, (3) didn’t care, (4) all of the above.
For the most part I would have agreed with you until he actually signed a slide projector screen with the image of Duke Ellington on it at the Kenmore Middle School in Arlington, Virginia.
From the photo it is "perfectly clear" that it is a projection, not a photo, and what he is doing is beyond stupid.
However, he is so detached from reality that when done he stands back and admires what he did!
That is not bad handling, That is down in the dirt brain damage/nuts.
The man is always looking for a photo op.
PIECE OF CRAP!!! This idiot does not deserve to talk to these warriors much less be the CIC. I am so disgusted, I don’t think I can take much more of this moron.
They aren’t that intelligent...
I’m sorry - that has to be photoshopped - no one is that much of an idiot. Or so I thought - here is from the Duke Ellington website (even they say it is a projection):
ARLINGTON, VA March 14, 2011: U.S. President Barack Obama looks at a projected photo of Duke Ellington, which he signed as he visits with students in a classroom while at Kenmore Middle School to deliver a speech on reforming education March 14, 2011 in Arlington, Virginia. Accompanied by Education Secretary Arne Duncan, the President talked to students during the unannounced stop in the auditorium at the school.
Some kid could have lots of fun with that “It don’t mean a thing, if it don’t got that swing.” on a blank screen.
Photos of S.F. gay parades,
If Bush made the same mistake it would be the front page Headline of the NYT and all the other sycophant Newspapers throughout the country.
Gawd! Why doesn’t someone sew this idiot presient’s mouth shut!
He is such an embarrassment.
Obama is an affirmative action idiot. He’s a pothead who doesn’t and never did care about anything or anybody but himself. Now, you can blame his good-for-nothing absent father, and his commie family, for part of it. But the bulk of it is for years everything has been handed to him, while being praised and paid for doing nothing. He thinks he’s brilliant. After all, he fooled them all the way to the top. So he doesn’t prepare, because he figures he can pull it off and when he flubs, he doesn’t really care and the press covers for him. So what’s the big whoop? Like the wookie says, I’ll keep eating my fries, you eat your vegetables.
A link to the official and detailed narative of the entire action. LOTS of brave soldiers throughout the detailed story. Sgt. Monti’s last words were to tell his buddies he had made his peace with God, and to tell his parents that he loved them. RIP
HE personally pinned the MOH around SSGT Giunta's neck - and he knew Sal was the first LIVING recipient since Viet Nam.
As the CIC, if you care one iota about our troops - you would NOT FORGET THIS.
I feel bad for Sal that it was such a rotten POS that was president at the time - he deserved to have it pinned on by an honorable man.
How does he mix them up? Because he doesn’t give a shi-ite.
Hey, what’s the big deal? Giunta? Monti? All these Italian boys look alike. Now, where’s my cheeseburger?
They cannot stand this phony POS.
OK, I knew he was stupid, but this takes the cake. He’s so out of touch that he doesn’t realize, while looking at his own hand and the shadow its producing over the projected image as he’s signing/ruining the projection screen, that he is signing a projection screen displaying a projection. The RNC and TEA parties should send this out over some clever tagline.
That dumb-a$$ needs to be slapped.
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