Skip to comments.President Obama Visits Wounded Troops (guess how he "visited" our fallen soldiers)
Posted on 06/22/2009 7:50:23 PM PDT by max americana
David Borden Jr. was wounded in Iraq on January 19, 2008. A suicide bomber rushed him and detonated, and Borden was hit by over 200 pieces of shrapnel. He lost right leg (below the knee) and his left arm was severely damaged. He was in a coma for over a month.
He's inspired more than a few people while recovering. The NY Giants football team reports that he's the grandson of a NY Giant.
According to the email below from his father, David Borden (Sr.), David Jr. had an uninspiring visit from the President of the United States: Since Dave Jr. has been injured he has met and been overwhelmed by many, many political and military "celebs". The list includes Bob Gates, Sec. of Defense, who came into his room and told him 3 or 4 times that if Dave Jr. had any issues to call his cell phone number. It includes Gen. Petereus who sat and talked with Dave Jr. for almost 45 minutes. The General recalled vividly all of the circumstances around the events that led to fighting that Dave was involved in. It includes Sen. McCain who arrived late on a Saturday afternoon during a thunder storm, unannounced, and talked to Dave Jr. about how similar their experiences with fate. It includes George Bush when Dave Jr. was invited to attend the very last Christmas party at the White House for the White House Staff. President Bush and his wife entered the ballroom and immediately went to Dave Jr.. President Bush knew Dave Jr.'s name as well as when and how he was injured. Dave Jr. had a picture taken with Laura and the President that he has framed and ill cherish forever. The list goes on and on of people coming in to meet Dave Jr. and the other wounded warriors at Walter Reed and Bethesda.
Yesterday. Dave Jr. was ordered to be at the National Naval Hospital with another 12 soldiers and Marines to meet with Obama. Obama was supposed to arrive at 11:30 AM. He finally got there at 3:00 PM. He entered the room with the wounded warriors and quickly shook each of their hands. He never asked their names, where they were from, or how they were injured. Then he left.
Dave Jr. has met the people who really care about the military. All he remembers from Obama is a weak handshake. The others in the room, younger and less exposed to the people that Dave Jr. has met, were so disappointed. Word about Obama's "insensitive" visit has spread to the MATC ( the rehab facility) at Walter Reed and throughout Bethesda. The military sees through his phoniness.
All I can say is that it is such a disappointment that this man is Commander-In-Chief of our Armed Forces. He is an embarrassment to our Nation.
I hope Dave has washed his hand.
words fail me
Yup, he shore does love our military, just like the Clintons did. For shame.
So this poor guy was ordered to be at a different facility than he’s already in, so he could meet the worst American (not really) president in history?
The lack of consideration for time seems to be one of his personality flaws. And a sign of narcissism.
I hope this isn’t true, but I am afraid that it probably is.
they don’t fail me but I’d like to see more on this story...
Obama did it for himself, not for the troops. And words don’t fail me. He’s filth.
This is horrible. It is embarrassing. It is not American. I could go on...
Photo ops by policians really suck.
3 1/2 hours late and a weak handshake?
Why am I not surprised? He’d rather be hang’n with his ACORN buddies.
He’s a disgrace to the office.
Yet he will bow to the King of Saudi Arabia? The guy is a sham.
The list, ping
0 has no class & I hope he doesn’t sleep well at night.
...he has become a TV remote activator!
An utter outrage an hour with Obama! It is like he is doing it all on purpose at this point. It has gone way beyond just being a radical leftwing POS...he is trying to demoralize even our troops now!
Pray for our country!
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