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.