Skip to comments.Obama mistakes first surviving Medal of Honor recipient for a DEAD hero soldier
Posted on 06/24/2011 10:49:12 AM PDT by Justaham
President Obama made an embarrassing blunder during an address to U.S. soldiers.
Speaking at Fort Drum in upstate New York yesterday, the President mixed up two Medal of Honor recipients, referring to dead hero soldier Jared Monti as alive.
For the members of the U.S. Army's 10th Mountain Division who listened to the President's speech, the remark no doubt came as a shock.
The President said: 'Throughout my service, first as a senator and then as a presidential candidate and then as a President, Ive always run into you guys. And for some reason its always in some rough spots.
'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.
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So will this get 1/10th the coverage of Sarah Palin’s “flub” about Revere history?
For Obama, these events are just going through the motions.
Of course, he has staff who should confirm these details - but for them also, they are just going through the motions. They don’t care enough to get it right.
Was it really a blunder or was it done intentionally to show his disdain for the military?
But will the MSM go into hyperventilation mode about this blunder??????? Or will it be ignored?????
What does he care? Obammy could declare that the sky is red and the media will all nod their heads and report that the sky is now red.
While Americans are being cooked like a turtle in a pot!!!
Of course, this is the same Obama who does not know the difference between a “corpsman” and a “corpse-man.”
‘Throughout my service, first as a senator and then as a presidential candidate and then as a President”
...he is such an a-hole! Me, my, I and “SERVICE”?! He’s done NOTHING that comes close to what even an awol soldier has done, much less one that’s earned the Medal of Honor. Vacuous and marxist is no way to go through life.
I thought it was only GW that flubbed like this.
The One needs to be run out of the country on a rail taking the Commurats with him.
The family of the dead Hero must have cried all night.
It was the teleprompter's fault!
Why am I not surprised? I’ll tell you: anytime the MSM bills any ‘rat(which they always do)from FDR to JFK to Slick to Hussein as the most brilliant President possible, you should know that they are trying to force a big bullshiite t**d down your throat. And, Hussein is anything but brilliant/smart/intelligent, that’s the reason for his many gaffes.
You’d think ObaMao’s press corpse would do a better job at this.
This is a perfect reflection of his sincerity
“Was it really a blunder or was it done intentionally to show his disdain for the military?”
I wouldn’t give the slug that much credit. Why would he care enough to think? Never had to. Like Chauncy, “being there” was all that was necessary.
That’s because to Obama it’s just words on a teleprompter.
I really don’t think Obama’s Press Corpse (LOL) has any idea what the fool is going to say until he says it.
If he isn’t on the teleprompter he is a loose cannon.
Why do you think they try to keep him on it?
Considering he addresses them as “you guys” more than once, I vote for disdain. It would never occur to him they are professional and deserve to be addressed with a title of respect.
I can't imagine the pain he has caused the family he supposedly consoled, to realize that his concern was so PHONY, that he didn't even remember that their son was DEAD. What a POS this useless excuse for a human being is.
On second thought, don't apologize, because you wouldn't really mean it, just RESIGN, immediately!
maybe it was BUSH’S teleprompter !
or it was made by....DIEBOLD !
When will we be free from this POS?
It absolutely is, and that alone should terrify everyone except those who have groomed and installed him... and I suspect that even they are probably somewhat repelled by it.
Tomorrow would not be soon enough.
Exactly my thoughts. The picture showing him putting the MOH around Guinta’s neck was painful. The soldier is a far superior man and American than the cockroach putting the medal on him.
Obama is nothing more than a ghetto organizer, a flimflam man and a fraud in every way.
I expect nothing more than lies and incompetence from this white hating-country wrecking Black Bastard, born of a communist hippy whore.
What a maroon.
President Bush would not only have remembered the names, he would have been able to tell you several personal details about each man.
You’re right...he’s a loose cannon. And we continue to let him shoot holes right into the deck.
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