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Commander In Chief Misspeaks About Soldier Killed in Afghanistan
http://blogs.cbn.com/WhiteHouseWrap/archive/2011/06/23/commander-in-chief-misspeaks-about-soldier-killed-in-afghanistan.aspx ^

Posted on 06/23/2011 3:03:08 PM PDT by macquire

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 wasn’t receiving it posthumously."

The problem is, Jared Monti was killed in action in Afghanistan, on June 21, 2006. He was awarded the Medal of Honor posthumously, September 17, 2009. President Obama handed the framed medal to his parents, Paul and Janet Monti. He and the First Lady comforted them in the Oval Office following the ceremony.

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KEYWORDS: 10thmountain; bho44; fallen; soldier
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What a clod. Obama is so disconnected he doesn't even know WHO he is giving the highest recognition the military can give to and when!
1 posted on 06/23/2011 3:03:10 PM PDT by macquire
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To: macquire

Yes, but it is really Bush’s fault!


2 posted on 06/23/2011 3:05:56 PM PDT by SubMareener (Save us from Quarterly Freepathons! Become a MONTHLY DONOR!)
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To: macquire

After such a telling Obama “Teachable Moment”, anyone still worried about who the military will obey/support if the Muzzies act up and the Bamster declares martial law to impose collectivism?


3 posted on 06/23/2011 3:08:39 PM PDT by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is essential to examine principles, Kill the EPA!!!)
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To: macquire

The teleprompter mislead him...


4 posted on 06/23/2011 3:09:23 PM PDT by Truth29
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To: macquire

This is what happens when the campaigner in chief does not have TOTUS to tell him what to say.


5 posted on 06/23/2011 3:09:38 PM PDT by ConservaTexan (February 6, 1911)
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To: macquire

He and the First Lady comforted them in the Oval Office following the ceremony.

What comfort? How can you comfort them when you didn’t even know their son was dead? Odummy could care less and it shows. Anyone who votes for him in 2012 should be horsewhipped!


6 posted on 06/23/2011 3:10:35 PM PDT by mardi59 (n)
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To: macquire

He’s getting all wrapped up in his own BS.
This is what happens when one lies all the time. It’s hard to tell the difference between what’s real or not.


7 posted on 06/23/2011 3:10:50 PM PDT by donhunt (I am sick and tired of those bastards insulting and lying to me.)
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To: macquire

This is outrageous.

The turkey we have for a CINC can’t take 1 minute to refresh his memory about whom he’s presented the highest honor for bravery to.


8 posted on 06/23/2011 3:12:11 PM PDT by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: macquire
Painting Obama as a genius is like trying to pass off a pop tart as french pastry. The MSM, and other liberals with a soapbox should bury their heads in dirt for the ludicrous b.s. they've been trying to propagate about how ‘intellectual’ this White House is, and how eloquent and elegant Obama is as president. It's beyond laughable. At the same time, these vile and poorly informed elitists try to hang the mantle of stupidity on Palin and everyone else they don't like.
9 posted on 06/23/2011 3:12:34 PM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: macquire

The cocaine and marijuana use is caqtching up with Ø. Wonder how Monti’s parents felt to know their son was alive?....ooops.


10 posted on 06/23/2011 3:13:35 PM PDT by bjorn14 (Woe to those who call good evil and evil good. Isaiah 5:20)
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To: macquire

Obozo uses the fallen to try to boost his public image.

Bush would visit their families when no one was looking.

Couldn’t be a bigger difference between two people, nor one that tells one more about them.


11 posted on 06/23/2011 3:14:07 PM PDT by Stosh
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To: mardi59

“He and the First Lady comforted them in the Oval Office following the ceremony.”

I remember the picture. Mooschelle was dressed like she was going to a beach party.


12 posted on 06/23/2011 3:14:23 PM PDT by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: pieceofthepuzzle
Painting Obama as a genius is like trying to pass off a pop tart as french pastry.

Substitute crap tart and you are dead on.

13 posted on 06/23/2011 3:14:46 PM PDT by Eaker (The problem with the internet, you're never sure of the accuracy of the quotes. Abraham Lincoln '65)
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To: macquire

..big eared stoopid a&&wipe


14 posted on 06/23/2011 3:16:25 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: macquire

I heard this all over the news today......nope, Chris Wallace is on FNC and ABCCBSCNNNBCPBSNPR covered the Bieber attack.


15 posted on 06/23/2011 3:21:36 PM PDT by Textide
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To: macquire

BUT....BUT....THAT’S WHAT THE TELEPROMPTER SAID!!!!


16 posted on 06/23/2011 3:21:43 PM PDT by Recon Dad (Herman Cain is the man in 2012)
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To: macquire

This isn’t just a passing mistake. It’s the way this guy thinks. Notice that although it’s ostensibly praise of the military, the entire thing is all “I . . . I . . . I . . . I.”

It’s all about me, as usual. The other details don’t really matter.


17 posted on 06/23/2011 3:22:19 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: forgotten man

These two make me so sick. There ignorance is only surpassed by the ugliness they have inside and out.


18 posted on 06/23/2011 3:22:27 PM PDT by mardi59 (n)
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To: mardi59

I meant “their”. See how they upset me....geez


19 posted on 06/23/2011 3:24:53 PM PDT by mardi59 (n)
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To: macquire

I wonder if he said anything about the corpse men.


20 posted on 06/23/2011 3:25:38 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: macquire

This is cringe-worthy.

You would think the dolt would remember after meeting his parents in the oval office.

He really doesn’t give a damn.

Could you imagine this happening with Bush?


21 posted on 06/23/2011 3:25:52 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (We live two lives, the life we learn and the life we live with after that.)
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To: macquire

Well, at least Urkel knows that Paul Revere didn’t warn the British.


22 posted on 06/23/2011 3:29:12 PM PDT by RobRoy (The US today: Revelation 18:4)
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To: macquire

Shameful and embarrassing. And this uncaring dope has approvals in the 40s?

The fact that his staff can’t do BASIC research aside, the trend of callousness and indifference to our military is simply shocking. I get this mental picture of Obama and his staff sighing dramatically and rolling their eyes each time they have to do something involving the American military. They probably slapped his speech together and loaded it into the teleprompter grumbling the entire time.


23 posted on 06/23/2011 3:30:02 PM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: macquire

Barry Soetoro, still an asshole. Next.


24 posted on 06/23/2011 3:33:14 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

To him all white people look alike.


25 posted on 06/23/2011 3:38:25 PM PDT by rocksblues (Obama, the biggest liar in the history of American politics!)
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To: macquire
President Obama handed the framed medal to his parents

Obama is such a schmuck. But his staff must be similarly dimwitted for him to come out with something like this.

He should resign in disgrace.

ML/NJ

26 posted on 06/23/2011 3:40:54 PM PDT by ml/nj
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To: macquire
Misspeaks is such a nice word. But it would appear to have been misused here.

ML/NJ

27 posted on 06/23/2011 3:44:01 PM PDT by ml/nj
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To: macquire

0bummer needs a dope slap.

(among other things)


28 posted on 06/23/2011 3:49:54 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open ( <o> ---)
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To: macquire

Obama uses the word commrade all the time...Hate the word...just hate it because of his tone.


29 posted on 06/23/2011 3:52:34 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Sacajaweau

I couldn’t agree with you more. I never like that word period (my family escaped from the Communists), but when he uses it, it’s positively horrifying.


30 posted on 06/23/2011 3:57:10 PM PDT by Borax Queen
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To: Borax Queen

After I wrote that, I went to wiki to see if I was way off. Very interesting. Check out the connotations for the US near the end.


31 posted on 06/23/2011 3:59:12 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Sacajaweau

That’s just peachy.... Figures. He’s not even trying to hide what he is anymore.


32 posted on 06/23/2011 4:04:28 PM PDT by Borax Queen
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To: macquire
I contacted the White House to see what happened. I'm told the President didn't have prepared remarks. So lets see here..... the excuse is he didn't have prepared remarks? Once again he will get away with it.
33 posted on 06/23/2011 4:11:53 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: RobRoy
If Urkel knows Paul Revere didn't warn the British, then he's the fool. Paul Revere did encounter the British and tell them that that Concord and Lexington were prepared for them.

From Paul Revere's own words quoted at: The True Story of Paul Revere

"Just as I reached it, out started six officers, seized my bridle, put their pistols to my Breast, ordered me to dismount, which I did: One of them, who appeared to have the command there, and much of a Gentleman, asked me where I came from; I told him, he asked what time I left it, I told him, he seemed surprised said Sr. may I have your name, I answered my name is Revere, what said he, Paul Revere; I answered yes; the others abused much, but he told me not to be afraid, no one should hurt me; I told him they would miss their aim. He said they should not, they were only awaiting for some deserters they expected down the Road.

I told him I knew better, I knew what they were after; that I had alarmed the country all the way up, that their Boats were catch'd aground, and I should have 500 men there soon; one of them said they had 1,500 coming: he seemed surprised and rode off into the road, and informed them who took me, they came down immeaditly on a full gallop, one of them (whom I since learned was Major Mitchell of the 5th Reg.) Clap (doug d) his pistol to my head, and said he was going to ask me some questions, if I did not tell him the truth, he would blow my brains out.

34 posted on 06/23/2011 4:18:14 PM PDT by slowhandluke (It's hard to be cynical enough in this age.)
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To: donhunt
"This is what happens when he lies all the time"

Exactly.

A liar must have a good memory, as the old saying goes.

Leni

35 posted on 06/23/2011 4:18:57 PM PDT by MinuteGal (Bring Back the MISERY INDEX! Obama's INDEX! Include Food & Energy in a TRUTHFUL INDEX!)
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To: macquire

Didn’t Michelle Obama say, “Barack Has A Memory Like A Steel Trap.” ...lol


36 posted on 06/23/2011 4:33:11 PM PDT by Snowlinen
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To: macquire

Did he apologize??

Imagine the outrage if Bush had done this...or a Sarah Palin.


37 posted on 06/23/2011 4:35:49 PM PDT by cookcounty (Would someone PLEASE give the President a calculator for his birthday???)
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To: macquire
What a clod. Obama is so disconnected he doesn't even know WHO he is giving the highest recognition the military can give to and when!

That is far too polite. I can't even begin to type out the proper response.
38 posted on 06/23/2011 4:39:01 PM PDT by Renderofveils (My loathings are simple: stupidity, oppression, crime, cruelty, soft music. - Nabokov)
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To: macquire

Clod is putting it mildly. Is this what his teleprompter told him to say?


39 posted on 06/23/2011 4:41:20 PM PDT by willibeaux (de ole Korean War vet age 81)
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To: macquire

This is what happens when idiots elect idiots.


40 posted on 06/23/2011 4:42:51 PM PDT by taraytarah
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To: macquire
Stupid misf*ck.
41 posted on 06/23/2011 4:56:49 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Stosh
Obozo uses the fallen to try to boost his public image.

There ought to be pictures of SFC Jared Monti held at each of his campaign stops to remind him. (The promotion was posthumous as well)
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For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty:

Staff Sergeant Jared C. Monti distinguished himself by acts of gallantry and intrepidity above and beyond the call of duty while serving as a team leader with Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 3d Squadron, 71st Cavalry Regiment, 3d Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, in connection with combat operations against an armed enemy in Nuristan Province, Afghanistan, on June 21, 2006.

While Staff Sergeant Monti was leading a mission aimed at gathering intelligence and directing fire against the enemy, his 16-man patrol was attacked by as many as 50 enemy fighters. On the verge of being overrun, Staff Sergeant Monti quickly directed his men to set up a defensive position behind a rock formation. He then called for indirect fire support, accurately targeting the rounds upon the enemy who had closed to within 50 meters of his position. While still directing fire, Staff Sergeant Monti personally engaged the enemy with his rifle and a grenade, successfully disrupting an attempt to flank his patrol. Staff Sergeant Monti then realized that one of his Soldiers was lying wounded in the open ground between the advancing enemy and the patrol’s position.

With complete disregard for his own safety, Staff Sergeant Monti twice attempted to move from behind the cover of the rocks into the face of relentless enemy fire to rescue his fallen comrade. Determined not to leave his Soldier, Staff Sergeant Monti made a third attempt to cross open terrain through intense enemy fire. On this final attempt, he was mortally wounded, sacrificing his own life in an effort to save his fellow Soldier.

Staff Sergeant Monti’s selfless acts of heroism inspired his patrol to fight off the larger enemy force. Staff Sergeant Monti’s immeasurable courage and uncommon valor are in keeping with the highest traditions of military service and reflect great credit upon himself, Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 3rd Squadron, 71st Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, and the United States Army.
42 posted on 06/23/2011 5:01:19 PM PDT by Renderofveils (My loathings are simple: stupidity, oppression, crime, cruelty, soft music. - Nabokov)
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To: hinckley buzzard

I agree.

Even if he got the name right it was a stupid way of saying things.


43 posted on 06/23/2011 5:08:26 PM PDT by USMCPOP (Father of LCpl. Karl Linn, KIA 1/26/2005 Al Haqlaniyah, Iraq)
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To: macquire

I’m beginning to think Biden may be his dad.


44 posted on 06/23/2011 5:11:18 PM PDT by jacknhoo (Luke 12:51. Think ye, that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, no; but separation.)
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To: macquire

“Gaffes” like these are so extraordinary that I find myself wondering if they are not intentional, with the goal of demoralizing anyone who cares about this country.


45 posted on 06/23/2011 5:24:45 PM PDT by Nepeta
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To: slowhandluke

I forgot my sarcasm tag on that one. I’m with you and have been arguing it with liberals on a couple of Youtube videos for the last week or so. :-)


46 posted on 06/23/2011 6:22:44 PM PDT by RobRoy (The US today: Revelation 18:4)
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To: macquire

OBAMA IS AN EFFING IDIOT!


47 posted on 06/23/2011 6:26:14 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: macquire
Vote Republican. Do it for the troops.
48 posted on 06/23/2011 6:28:00 PM PDT by McGruff (Why do they fear her so?)
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To: macquire

PRESENT!? =.=


49 posted on 06/23/2011 6:47:56 PM PDT by cranked
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To: forgotten man

You are right- I too remember she was not dressed appropriately.


50 posted on 06/23/2011 6:58:19 PM PDT by PghBaldy (War Powers Res: http://avalon.law.yale.edu/20th_century/warpower.asp)
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