Skip to comments.President Obama Apologizes to Family of Fallen Soldier (SFC Jared Monti, Medal of Honor)
Posted on 06/24/2011 6:22:38 PM PDT by kristinn
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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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.
ANYONE who thinks Hussein gives one **** about our fighting men and women is deluded.
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.
I would have let it go to voice mail.
BHO is a moron. The perfect president to be in power as America slides into the toilet.
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!
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?
“Unh......sorry....didn’t have mah teleprompter.”
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.
So sad. All Presidents gaffe but Obama’s are so revealing, He cares little for any of us, even the heroes.
you mean Commander in Chief “Corpse-man” Obama?
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.
To hell with the fraud-in-chief and his “appologies”. They’re nothing more than empty words from a pathological liar.
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.
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.
“......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.
Let me guess. Valarie.
The Showboat-in-chief is an evil, ignorant, ignoramous.
now lets get him in the history books as a one term President!
I’d rather see him impeached and convicted before then.
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.
The wheels are coming off. The glitterati that surrounded him early on are abandoning ship, leaving only 2nd stringers to keep his pitard hoisted.
“”Ive been around since Truman and hes 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!
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...
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.
I’m on your side...he’s a disgrace to this country and the world!
To my knowledge, ABC is the only network to cover this. Jake Tapper is the closest thing to an honest journalist in MSM.
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.
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.
Reminds me a bit of someone from Minnesota that refused to make a direct/public apology for her actions...just saying
To hell with the fraud-in-chief and his appologies. Theyre 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.
Climb to Glory, 10th Mountain!
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.
Yep. The apology was part of his reelection scheme.
Obama didn’t care enough to make sure he had his facts right before opening his mouth. He seems to do that a lot.
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.
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.
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.
How could a President make that BIG mistake. Obama is a disgrace.
“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 wasnt 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 dont 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 doesnt. But she is a typical white person, who, if she sees somebody on the street that she doesnt know, you know, theres a reaction thats been bred in our experiences that dont go away and that sometimes come out in the wrong way, and thats just the nature of race in our society.
Barack Obama, 2008 campaign
* What I was suggesting youre absolutely right that John McCain has not talked about my Muslim faith
Barack Obama interview with ABCs 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,
* Im 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
* Ive now been in 57 states I think one left to.
Obama 2008 campaign event, Beaverton, OR
* Its not surprising, then, they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who arent 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
* In case you missed it, this week, there was a tragedy in Kansas. Ten thousand people died an entire town destroyed.
Barack Obama, 2007 campaign speech on a Kansas tornado that killed 12 people.
* I think when you spread the wealth around, its 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 officers arrest of black scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr ., at a news conference, July 22, 2009.
President Obamas next job starting 2013, Vegas lounge comedian
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!
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.