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Obama mistakes first surviving Medal of Honor recipient for a DEAD hero soldier
dailymail.co.uk ^ | 6-24-11

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, I’ve always run into you guys. And for some reason it’s 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.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: blunder; epicfail; gaffe; moh

1 posted on 06/24/2011 10:49:14 AM PDT by Justaham
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To: Justaham

So will this get 1/10th the coverage of Sarah Palin’s “flub” about Revere history?


2 posted on 06/24/2011 10:51:04 AM PDT by Siena Dreaming
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To: Justaham

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.


3 posted on 06/24/2011 10:51:14 AM PDT by PGR88 (I'm so open-minded my brains fell out)
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To: Justaham

Was it really a blunder or was it done intentionally to show his disdain for the military?


4 posted on 06/24/2011 10:52:10 AM PDT by 353FMG
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To: PGR88

But will the MSM go into hyperventilation mode about this blunder??????? Or will it be ignored?????


5 posted on 06/24/2011 10:52:46 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Justaham

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.


6 posted on 06/24/2011 10:52:55 AM PDT by NMEwithin
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To: PGR88

While Americans are being cooked like a turtle in a pot!!!

http://atlahmedianetwork.org/?p=15835


7 posted on 06/24/2011 10:53:17 AM PDT by danamco (-)
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To: Justaham

Of course, this is the same Obama who does not know the difference between a “corpsman” and a “corpse-man.”


8 posted on 06/24/2011 10:54:08 AM PDT by kennedy (No relation to those other Kennedys.)
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To: Justaham

‘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.


9 posted on 06/24/2011 10:55:13 AM PDT by albie
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To: Justaham

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.


10 posted on 06/24/2011 10:56:32 AM PDT by animal172 (Does anyone even remember the USA of old?)
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To: Justaham

The family of the dead Hero must have cried all night.


11 posted on 06/24/2011 10:56:38 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Justaham
Explaining the error, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney told CBN News the President did not have a prepared speech.

It was the teleprompter's fault!

12 posted on 06/24/2011 10:57:46 AM PDT by kennedy (No relation to those other Kennedys.)
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To: Justaham

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.


13 posted on 06/24/2011 10:58:10 AM PDT by izzatzo (Palin2012, she's one of us.)
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To: Justaham

You’d think ObaMao’s press corpse would do a better job at this.


14 posted on 06/24/2011 10:59:57 AM PDT by WKUHilltopper (Fix bayonets!)
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To: Justaham

This is a perfect reflection of his sincerity


15 posted on 06/24/2011 11:01:37 AM PDT by Spok
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To: 353FMG

“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.


16 posted on 06/24/2011 11:01:47 AM PDT by jivin gene (Breakin' up is hard to do)
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To: Justaham

That’s because to Obama it’s just words on a teleprompter.


17 posted on 06/24/2011 11:10:10 AM PDT by Paleo Conservative
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To: WKUHilltopper

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?


18 posted on 06/24/2011 11:10:10 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: 353FMG

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.


19 posted on 06/24/2011 11:13:13 AM PDT by McLynnan
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To: Justaham
I DEMAND that this POS impostor, president, make a PUBLIC apology, to the family, the Army, and the American people for making a such a grievous error. This is not oversight. This is not a mistake. This is an inexcusable dereliction of duty as Commander and Chief.

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!

20 posted on 06/24/2011 11:22:56 AM PDT by faucetman (Just the facts ma'am, just the facts)
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To: Justaham
Stupid is, as stupid does...

PROFOBAMA
21 posted on 06/24/2011 11:23:39 AM PDT by FrankR (A people that values its privileges above its principles will soon lose both.)
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To: kennedy

maybe it was BUSH’S teleprompter !

or it was made by....DIEBOLD !


22 posted on 06/24/2011 11:24:03 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB ( "I don't want the majority if we don't stand for something"- Jim Demint)
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To: Justaham

When will we be free from this POS?


23 posted on 06/24/2011 11:24:19 AM PDT by faucetman (Just the facts ma'am, just the facts)
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To: Spok
This is a perfect reflection of his sincerity.

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.

Mr. niteowl77

24 posted on 06/24/2011 11:27:11 AM PDT by niteowl77 ("Born in a well? Let me see that birth certificate again!")
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To: faucetman

Tomorrow would not be soon enough.


25 posted on 06/24/2011 11:30:10 AM PDT by Gator113 ("GAME ON." I'll be voting for Sarah Palin, Liberty, our Constitution and American Exceptionalism.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego
But will the MSM go into hyperventilation mode about this blunder??????? Or will it be ignored?????

The latimes is basically laughing it off as a rare "senior moment".
26 posted on 06/24/2011 11:32:28 AM PDT by mmichaels1970
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To: albie

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.


27 posted on 06/24/2011 11:38:23 AM PDT by Scotsman will be Free (11C - Indirect fire, infantry - High angle hell - We will bring you, FIRE)
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To: Justaham

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.


28 posted on 06/24/2011 11:42:13 AM PDT by Gator113 ("GAME ON." I'll be voting for Sarah Palin, Liberty, our Constitution and American Exceptionalism.)
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To: Justaham

What a maroon.


29 posted on 06/24/2011 11:49:09 AM PDT by bikerman (Where Has My America Gone?)
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To: animal172
I thought it was only GW that flubbed like this.

President Bush would not only have remembered the names, he would have been able to tell you several personal details about each man.

30 posted on 06/24/2011 12:17:55 PM PDT by Mygirlsmom (I'm not so concerned he was born in a 3rd world toilet as I am him trying to turn America into one.)
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To: Venturer

You’re right...he’s a loose cannon. And we continue to let him shoot holes right into the deck.


31 posted on 06/24/2011 2:02:43 PM PDT by WKUHilltopper (Fix bayonets!)
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