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President Obama Apologizes to Family of Fallen Soldier (SFC Jared Monti, Medal of Honor)
ABC News ^ | Friday, June 24, 2011 | Jake Tapper

Posted on 06/24/2011 6:22:38 PM PDT by kristinn

SNIP

Sgt. 1st Class Jared Monti was actually killed in Afghanistan on June 21, 2006. In September 2009, President Obama awarded him the Medal of Honor posthumously.

On his Facebook page this evening, Monti's father, Paul, posted: "FYI- President Barack Obama telephoned me personally this afternoon to apologize for his error in his speech to the 10th mountain division re: Jared's medal ceremony. Apology accepted."

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: corpseman; iapologize40bama; jaredmonti; medalofhonor; nonapology; obama; obamagaffes; obamaquotes; sorryigotcaught; thefullmonti
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The Showboat-in-chief didn't have the guts to announce his apology. He left it to the Monti family to announce it on Facebook.
1 posted on 06/24/2011 6:22:45 PM PDT by kristinn
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To: kristinn
The Showboat-in-chief didn't have the guts to announce his apology. He left it to the Monti family to announce it on Facebook.

I am not shocked.

Disappointed, but not surprised or shocked.
2 posted on 06/24/2011 6:25:43 PM PDT by Nepeta
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To: kristinn

There is the Friday news dump we were hoping to see.

At least he apologized. I don’t think much of this man. I don’t care why he apologized, but at least it was done.


3 posted on 06/24/2011 6:27:36 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: kristinn

ANYONE who thinks Hussein gives one **** about our fighting men and women is deluded.


4 posted on 06/24/2011 6:28:12 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: Nepeta

IMO these types of errors should never occur. For heaven’s sake, he is reading it off of a teleprompter. Doesn’t anyone there check and double check facts? If it were my employee, they would now be known as “former”. Since he really doesn’t know anything about the military or their importance and appears to consider them irrelevant, it doesn’t surprise me either.


5 posted on 06/24/2011 6:30:49 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: kristinn

I would have let it go to voice mail.


6 posted on 06/24/2011 6:31:54 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: kristinn

BHO is a moron. The perfect president to be in power as America slides into the toilet.


7 posted on 06/24/2011 6:32:30 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (When the going gets tough, the tough check themselves into "rehab".)
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To: Nepeta

I can’t stand this President at all...I’ve been around since Truman and he’s definitely going down as the worst one in my life time so far...

Having said that, I have to give the man some credit...as stupid as he is... he at least took the effort to call and apologies to the family...

Just wanted to get that off my chest...now let’s get him in the history books as a one term President!


8 posted on 06/24/2011 6:32:53 PM PDT by Hotdog
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To: kristinn

When someone describes the p=rez as “president barack obama” completely, it’s mostly a Dem. If the father of the insulted says that the apology is accepted, I’d move on.

However, you are correct that it was left to Tapper to report this, and left to a Facebook page? Not even the mandatory BS lie from the WH?


9 posted on 06/24/2011 6:33:46 PM PDT by max americana (.)
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To: kristinn

“Unh......sorry....didn’t have mah teleprompter.”


10 posted on 06/24/2011 6:34:48 PM PDT by Candor7 (Obama . fascist info..http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: kristinn
I cannot abide this sorry-ass democrat excuse for a placeholder for Hillary.

Maybe Waltzing Matilde ought be my National Anthem.

At least you blokes in Oz have a decent shot at a real country.

We wasted ours.

11 posted on 06/24/2011 6:37:35 PM PDT by stboz
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To: kristinn

So sad. All Presidents gaffe but Obama’s are so revealing, He cares little for any of us, even the heroes.


12 posted on 06/24/2011 6:37:46 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: Yaelle

you mean Commander in Chief “Corpse-man” Obama?


13 posted on 06/24/2011 6:42:48 PM PDT by schwingdoc
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To: kristinn
Obama at Jared Monti's medal ceremony

A moment later, he rose again. And again they fired everything they had at him, forcing him back. Faced with overwhelming enemy fire, Jared could have stayed where he was, behind that wall. But that was not the kind of soldier Jared Monti was. He embodied that creed all soldiers strive to meet: "I will always place the mission first. I will never accept defeat. I will never quit. I will never leave a fallen comrade." And so, for a third time, he rose. For a third time, he ran toward his fallen comrade. Said his patrol leader, it "was the bravest thing I had ever seen a soldier do."

And Obama forgot he died....He didn't even pay attention to his own speech.

14 posted on 06/24/2011 6:43:45 PM PDT by Neverforget01 (It Could Have Been Worse Is Not A Defense For Bad Policy)
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To: kristinn

To hell with the fraud-in-chief and his “appologies”. They’re nothing more than empty words from a pathological liar.


15 posted on 06/24/2011 6:44:42 PM PDT by RasterMaster (FU DUh-bama and the JACKASS you rode in on!)
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To: The Answer Fairy

"Apology accepted"

Why in the world do people so readily accommodate evil?


16 posted on 06/24/2011 6:49:20 PM PDT by I see my hands (Embrace misanthropy)
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To: Hotdog
What the hell kind of people are handling and directing this Oboso if he made that kind of mistake?
I mean, it has been going on from day one. Mistake, after mistake.
17 posted on 06/24/2011 6:50:18 PM PDT by AGreatPer (Support the troops. Every Friday night at Walter Reed.)
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To: Nachum

IMO He only apologizes when he stands to gain something for doing so, privately or otherwise. But in this serious offense he really had no choice but to apologize...meaningfully or not...had he not done so this thing would have gone viral in a huge way and not rest till he did so. He simply nipped it in the bud.


18 posted on 06/24/2011 6:51:11 PM PDT by caww
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To: kristinn

God forbid anything were to happen to my son, but, if my son is killed in action I will not permit this man to have anything to do with any service or ceremony for my son. I would invite President Bush, but not this empty suit.


19 posted on 06/24/2011 6:53:58 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier currently deployed in the Valley of Death, Afghanistan)
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To: AGreatPer

“......it has been going on from day one. Mistake, after mistake.”....

Makes you wonder two things...one is that whoever is preparing him for speaking engagements is inexpereinced in every way....or someone is deliberately trying to fowl him up. Either way it remains Obama’s responsiblilty to appoint those who proof and establish the facts. This was a major blunder.


20 posted on 06/24/2011 6:56:12 PM PDT by caww
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To: kristinn
My question is: Who does the protocal in the WH?

Let me guess. Valarie.

21 posted on 06/24/2011 6:57:16 PM PDT by AGreatPer (Support the troops. Every Friday night at Walter Reed.)
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To: kristinn
This is the Wunderkind who saved health care?
22 posted on 06/24/2011 6:58:46 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: kristinn

The Showboat-in-chief is an evil, ignorant, ignoramous.


23 posted on 06/24/2011 7:01:03 PM PDT by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a tea party descendant - steeped in the Constitutional legacy handed down by the Founders)
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To: Hotdog

now let’s get him in the history books as a one term President!

I’d rather see him impeached and convicted before then.


24 posted on 06/24/2011 7:01:17 PM PDT by chainsaw (I'd hate to be a democrat running against Sarah Palin.)
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To: Grams A

I don’t think he was reading the teleprompter this time. What writer would insert all the juvenile and insulting “You guys” references to the troops into a written speech? This was his lousy extemporaneous speaking ability on display and his very clear inability to think like an adult.


25 posted on 06/24/2011 7:03:53 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

The wheels are coming off. The glitterati that surrounded him early on are abandoning ship, leaving only 2nd stringers to keep his pitard hoisted.


26 posted on 06/24/2011 7:07:33 PM PDT by HMS Surprise (Chris Christie can go to hell.)
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To: Hotdog

“”I’ve been around since Truman and he’s definitely going down as the worst one in my life time so far...””

I think he had to be held at gunpoint to make the call - why can’t he do it right and issue an apology to the entire military? And I’ve been around since FDR so have seen a lot but never before one like this who isn’t even ashamed to show that his priorities are to DESTROY THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA!


27 posted on 06/24/2011 7:10:19 PM PDT by Thank You Rush
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To: kristinn
The Showboat-in-chief didn't have the guts to announce his apology. He left it to the Monti family to announce it on Facebook.

The apology should have been to SFC Monti's family, the entire military and veterans, and the country as a whole for the grave disservice a Commander In Chief speaking so callously of two soldiers' sacrifices.
28 posted on 06/24/2011 7:11:59 PM PDT by Renderofveils (My loathings are simple: stupidity, oppression, crime, cruelty, soft music. - Nabokov)
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To: AGreatPer

I feel your pain...and I’ve had enough the day after he was elected...it’s like a story I heard once...a black guy was being reprimanded for the last time at work...he said you’re firing me because I’m black...the HR person said “No, we hired you because you were black...we’re firing you because your useless!”
I heard that long before the big “O” was elected...


29 posted on 06/24/2011 7:12:30 PM PDT by Hotdog
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To: GGpaX4DumpedTea

Wasn’t someone going on and on about what a great memory the president had, only had to hear something once, yes, I think it was his wife saying that about him. Apparently it doesn’t include remembering what he himself said.


30 posted on 06/24/2011 7:12:56 PM PDT by Razzz42
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To: Thank You Rush

I’m on your side...he’s a disgrace to this country and the world!


31 posted on 06/24/2011 7:14:11 PM PDT by Hotdog
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To: kristinn

To my knowledge, ABC is the only network to cover this. Jake Tapper is the closest thing to an honest journalist in MSM.


32 posted on 06/24/2011 7:15:32 PM PDT by bwc2221
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To: kristinn

president dumba$$


33 posted on 06/24/2011 7:15:56 PM PDT by j_tull (I may make you feel, but I can't make you think.)
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To: Grams A
This was off-TOTUS stuff.

He kept saying “you guys”, stuttering, and then botched it all.

I really think the guy is a moron. If there is even one insider who isn't committed to Barry's Commie Cause, the stories in the book will be incredible. I bet they just sit him in the corner and let him watch SportsCenter while things are debated.

34 posted on 06/24/2011 7:18:11 PM PDT by Carling (At some point, those surrounding Obama have to realize that they are working for a psychopath)
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To: Nepeta
Disappointed, but not surprised or shocked.

In order to be disappointed in someone's behavior, you have to have expected better. I would not expect that Obama could do better. He was off his teleprompter. If he were reading from a teleprompter, then you could express disappointment... in his speech writers.

Obama is an empty shell. You can't expect much from such a shallow soul.

35 posted on 06/24/2011 7:24:58 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (LPFOKETT GAHCOEEP-w/o*)
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To: kristinn

Reminds me a bit of someone from Minnesota that refused to make a direct/public apology for her actions...just saying


36 posted on 06/24/2011 7:25:20 PM PDT by Friendofgeorge (SARAH PALIN OR BUST....Bachmann no thanks)
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To: P-Marlowe
Has anyone noticed since David Axelrod has been gone things have been much worse?
I have been saying since the beginning here on FR that Axelrod is running this country.
37 posted on 06/24/2011 7:33:11 PM PDT by AGreatPer (Support the troops. Every Friday night at Walter Reed.)
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To: RasterMaster

To hell with the fraud-in-chief and his “appologies”. They’re nothing more than empty words from a pathological liar.


Exactly. He’s a wicked bastard and an apology isn’t going to lessen that fact.


38 posted on 06/24/2011 7:36:32 PM PDT by unkus
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To: kristinn
Had I been that father, I would have told him to "go to hell!"

Climb to Glory, 10th Mountain!

39 posted on 06/24/2011 7:37:46 PM PDT by MountainDad (Support your local Militia)
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To: kristinn

And they called Bush stupid.

Obammie the Commie is truly a stupid tool.

But he dances very well at the end of his puppet strings. And he has that FM voice from smoking. So he’s their fair-haired boy.


40 posted on 06/24/2011 7:38:22 PM PDT by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Prepare for survival.)
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To: RasterMaster

Yep. The apology was part of his reelection scheme.


41 posted on 06/24/2011 7:39:41 PM PDT by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Prepare for survival.)
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To: kristinn

Obama didn’t care enough to make sure he had his facts right before opening his mouth. He seems to do that a lot.


42 posted on 06/24/2011 7:40:30 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 ("It is only when we've lost everything, that we are free to do anything" -- Fight Club)
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To: kristinn

Classless POS


43 posted on 06/24/2011 7:41:50 PM PDT by Munz (All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.)
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To: kristinn

It’s not as if he gives out Medals of Honor every day. They’re not like, say, waivers to Obamacare. Medals of Honor as so unique, and reflect action so profound, to mess this up is really showing a heartbreaking lack of real caring by the CinC.


44 posted on 06/24/2011 7:48:15 PM PDT by EDINVA (uw.)
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To: AGreatPer; xzins; wmfights
Has anyone noticed since David Axelrod has been gone things have been much worse? I have been saying since the beginning here on FR that Axelrod is running this country.

It has just been going downhill since he was elected. Frankly I think a lot of it is just God's judgment on this nation for abandoning him and electing a morally corrupt man who thinks it is a natural right to kill your children -- even after they are born.

Well we are, as a nation, reaping what we have sown. It is time we repented and elected a person who truly believes in God and not one who believes he is god.

45 posted on 06/24/2011 7:48:20 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (LPFOKETT GAHCOEEP-w/o*)
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To: GGpaX4DumpedTea

Apology or no, if you can’t remember hanging the Medal of Honor around a fallen soldier’s parent’s neck, then what kind of a ‘genius’ are you, exactly?

This guy is one weird dude.

Seriously.


46 posted on 06/24/2011 7:49:55 PM PDT by Whiskeyjim (Riots in 2010)
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To: kristinn

How could a President make that BIG mistake. Obama is a disgrace.


47 posted on 06/24/2011 7:50:16 PM PDT by Grey Eagle
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To: AGreatPer

“it has been going on from day one. Mistake, after mistake.” Mr. Potato Head’s
Comment 49. - “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.“

As we all know, SSG Sal Giunta, of the 173rd Airborne, was the first living recipient (2011) of the MOH who fought in Iraq/Afganistan. SFC Jared Monti, 10th Mountain Division, was KIA in Afghanistan in 2006. He was posthumously awarded the MOH by Obama in 2009. (June 23, 2011)

* “The Middle East is obviously an issue that has plagued the region for centuries.”
–Barack Obama, Tampa, Fla., Jan. 28, 2010

* “Just this past week, we passed out of the out of the U.S. Senate Banking Committee — which is my committee — a bill to call for divestment from Iran as way of ratcheting up the pressure to ensure that they don’t obtain a nuclear weapon.”
–Barack Obama, Sderot, Israel, July 23, 2008. Obama was not on the Senate Banking Committee.

* “The reforms we seek would bring greater competition, choice, savings and inefficiencies to our health care system.” –Barack Obama, health care roundtable, Washington, D.C., July 20, 2009

* “The point I was making was not that Grandmother harbors any racial animosity. She doesn’t. But she is a typical white person, who, if she sees somebody on the street that she doesn’t know, you know, there’s a reaction that’s been bred in our experiences that don’t go away and that sometimes come out in the wrong way, and that’s just the nature of race in our society.”
–Barack Obama, 2008 campaign

* “What I was suggesting — you’re absolutely right that John McCain has not talked about my Muslim faith…”
–Barack Obama interview with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos who corrected him: “on his Christian faith.”

* “On this Memorial Day, as our nation honors its unbroken line of fallen heroes — and I see many of them in the audience here today — our sense of patriotism is particularly strong.”
–Barack Obama, Memorial Day commemoration,

* I’m always worried about using the word ˜victory,™ because it invokes this notion of Emperor Hirohito coming down and signing a surrender to MacArthur. “Barack Obama, July, 2009 on Iraq

* “I’ve now been in 57 states — I think one left to.”
–Obama 2008 campaign event, Beaverton, OR

* It’s not surprising, then, they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.
–Obama on the working class at SF fundraiser, 2008

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–Barack Obama, 2007 campaign speech on a Kansas tornado that killed 12 people.

* “I think when you spread the wealth around, it’s good for everybody.”
– Barack Obama defending his tax plan to Joe the Plumber , Toledo, OH, Oct. 12, 2008

* “The Cambridge police acted stupidly.”
–Barack Obama, commenting on a white police officer’s arrest of black scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr ., at a news conference, July 22, 2009.

President Obama’s next job starting 2013, Vegas lounge comedian

http://pajamasmedia.com/michaelledeen/2011/06/23/whats-up-with-all-the-presidential-gaffes-anyway/


48 posted on 06/24/2011 7:52:58 PM PDT by anglian
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To: Grams A
IMO these types of errors should never occur.

With the current Clown in Chief (CiC), we've got non stop errors.

Just recently, he "Royally" screwed up the toast to the Queen of England.

He read the Irish Priminister's speech on the teleprompter, in which he thanked "the American President."

He gave a blind, English politician a set of American Format DVDs.

He gave the nearly deaf Queen of England an iPod with his speeches.

As I recall, he also gave a "shout out" to one of his friends at a medal ceremony.

It's a new screw up every week!

49 posted on 06/24/2011 7:53:01 PM PDT by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: kristinn
Medal of Honor Presentation to Jared Monti's Parents by President Barack Obama

How does Obama make this speech, then forget the soldier died?

Only explanation: it was just words for the camera. He couldn't have meant a word of it.

50 posted on 06/24/2011 7:54:01 PM PDT by Neverforget01 (It Could Have Been Worse Is Not A Defense For Bad Policy)
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