Skip to comments.Obama To Speak At Fort Hood Service (today)
Posted on 11/10/2009 6:36:01 AM PST by khnyny
Reporting from Ft. Hood, Texas - President Obama is slated to speak at a memorial service today at this grieving Army base, where a military psychiatrist is accused of killing 13 people in a shooting rampage.
The service, scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. local time, will be a traditional military affair, with a sermon, a roll call of the dead and a rifle volley. About 3,000 spectators, as well as the families of the 12 soldiers and one civilian killed, are expected to attend.
The tribute comes amid new questions about whether the shooting, in which dozens were also wounded, could have been prevented.
Authorities said Monday that the FBI and Army had apparently looked into contacts between the suspected gunman, Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, and a Yemen-based militant Islamist prayer leader with ties to the Sept. 11 hijackers.
Investigators are poring over numerous e-mails sent by Hasan to Anwar al Awlaki and apparently to other Islamist figures, said a federal law enforcement official, speaking on the condition of anonymity.
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chairman barry obaMAO must ALWAYS be the center of attention.
What a disgusting and reprehensible joke that this politically-correct Socialist would dishonor these soldiers by his appearance.
Maybe all 3,000 can boo him!
“What a disgusting and reprehensible joke that this politically-correct Socialist would dishonor these soldiers by his appearance.”
To be fair, if he didn’t appear everyone would say “What an a-hole for not appearing...”
Look, I despise the guy too, but to be honest, I guess he’s damned if he does and damned if he doesn’t.
Turning their backs in disrespect to that puke would be awesome and a tribute to the brave dead.
All in attendance should stand up and turn their back to him, just like he is doing to them!!!
Nothing Obie can say today can take away the stain left by his initial (non)reaction.
Wonder if he’ll give a “shout out” to his peeps? Maybe he’ll apologize to Muslims for the possible “backlash”. Or maybe he’ll remind us that we shouldn’t jump to conclusions about the shooter ...
Oh wow, the number of ways he can offend and outrage us are unlimited.
Is he going to apologize to the shooter for some bizarre reason?
Wonder if one of the family members will mention what liberalism has done to the military. Political correctness is going to cost us more good people in the future unless it is dealt with.
I agree with you, and I support his appearance here.
Another publicity opportunity.
I am soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo tired of seeing this idiot and disgrace on TV....daily....
Hush....Obama speaks! What will he say about himself this time?
Infact he will say do not rush to judgment as we do not have all the facts, and that this was an horrific crime
Well rest assured POS when I will be out later I will be shouting at that TV when you say that crap and yes there will be many folks around me hearing it/
With his attitude to the whole thing, I don’t see how he gets out of there without simply speaking platitudes about our service members and not addressing the circumstances at all.
He SHOULD have gone immediately AFTER the shooting to offer his condolences ABSENT media and cameras and allow the military to mourn their own on this day. Instead, he has to get in front of the cameras, again, in a never ending attempt to put the attention on him.
Is the service being held at the main chapel on post?
he and the freeloader goes with the cameras unlike Bush and his wife who went right away with no national media.
He waits all this time to go unlike Bush too.
He really is a disgrace and will not even call this muslim terrorism
Is he gonna give any ‘shout outs’ ?
Wish I had a dollar for every time he used the word “I” or refers to himself.
If I were one of those family members, I would be hard pressed to not puke at the sight of the hypocritical joke. You can be sure the POS will take center stage and it will be all about him, the RAT God.
Listen closely for you will hear our brave dead in Arlington rolling in their graves in revulsion.
I’m sure I’m already on a radical watch-list. I’ll add racist to my list of government titles.
he should go but not this , he should have gone with no cameras earlier instead of waiting for the international media to be there.
Bush and his wife went with no big media so why does this man have to have camera ALL THE TIME for these events.
It is sickening and yet idiots around this country who are just too dumb to see how he is manipulating this will say good for him for going
I guess he’ll do a tap dance, and a few shout outs, tell some jokes, etc. I hope the soldiers there storm the stage in an outrage.
Please Obama, please, PLEASE make a speech all about your self, and PLEASE talk about your Muslim faith, erh,ah, your faith.
PLEASE, Obama, show us something.
for those who say this is right for hiim to go should think about how Bush went with no cameras and how this freeloader and the POS wait for international media to see them
References to 'I'
Islam is a religion of peace
I wonder if anyone will get up and walk out.
Agree. Where is Waste Management when they’re needed?
Obie’s initial response is the one that will be “seared” into the memory of most thinking Americans.
I deeply hope that Barack Hussein Obama is able to give appropriate and dignified eulogies for those who were murdered.
I wonder if he will visit the shooter in the hospital?
I wonder if as they pray they will also include a Muslim version of prayer.
They should stand with their backs facing the loser....
Yeah, he could have done a lot better and a lot earlier, but to shun Ft Hood altogether would be criminal.
It is a memorial service for murdered soldiers.
I am expecting the military crowd to be respectful of the Commander in Chief and focus their attention on the service.
1. No direct mention of terrorism, rather a reference to an act of violence by one man.
2. A caution not to let our emotions rule the day. This will be veiled somehow. He will not come out and say it directly.
3. Some type of announcement (not a political announcement) as a way of making it all better. ie along the lines of counseling or a memorial.
Teleprompter, robotic head-turns
His preoccupation with and continued misuse of PTSD
His disgusting Mid-East pronunciations
A new MO designer mourning outfit
Why do you want him to pretend he cares and garner more praise from the media?
I'd rather he show his true callous feelings and let people see him as the jerk he really is. Of course, he won't though. He'll fake concern and read what his teleprompter tells him to. The media will hail it as the best speech ever given in the history of the universe.
4. We must not lose our diversity because of this “tragedy”. Our diversity is how an African-American became president. But it’s not about me.
Thank you! I was going to do the very same thing. Stupid MSM!
Is he going to apologize to the shooter for some bizarre reason?
Depends what the TOTUS tells him to say.