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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I give him credit for NOTHING. I give no quarter to enemies.
I wonder who was responsible for letting him make such a horrible mistake. It isn’t like he ever thinks on his own. Maybe it was his “brain”, Valerie Jarrett.
You are exactly right. He didn't say those words, his teleprompter told him to say them.
Yeah...like the pic during the Osama assasination....0bambi in the corner looking pensive.
Actually, assuming the report is true (a big assumption), I like that it was private. Reminds me of something G.W. Bush might have done.
And there the comparison ends. I’m sure Obama had a political motive, while Bush would have been motivated by something higher. Or so I see it.
As Glenn Beck said of obozo, “in his eyes and out his mouth, referring to his use of the teleprompter. He just reads what he sees and spits it out of his mouth. He has no feeling for the words or the occasion...he’s just an actor going through the motions.
Read what soldiers have to say about President Present (obozo) on a military blog, www.blackfive.net.
He out Bill Clintons the master, Bill Clinton.
He is the Teflon President on Steroids. President Reagan had nothing on this guy.
As long as the Media feels its life's mission is to destroy Republican Presidents and support Democrat Presidents, they will enable Narcissists like Clinton and Obama.
The apology is fine, but if Bush had done something like this, we would never hear the end of it.
Given what the family is going through, I don’t blame them for wanting this mess put to rest.
I accept apologies from people when they are offered. I don’t tend to forget what warranted the apology, though. I do my best to forgive, as I am expected to do.
Even when I don’t necessarily believe the person is sincerely sorry, I accept the apology. If they are deceitful, that is between them and God. And just because I accept the apology does not mean I will make the mistake of assuming everything is peachy-keen and trust them again.
But like I said, the father probably just wants to be left alone to grieve with his family.
Oh, who was that?
I think one of his problems is others write his speeches. He simply reads them off the prompter.
Not having any input into what is written, he doesn’t remember what he read previously.
He didn’t have to use his brain and formulate the words.
No. It's "forgive."
And the answer is: Mercy.
I need a dose of Mercy - every day.
We don’t know what he said to the family, so we don’t know if it were a real apology.
Any apology that attempts to shift blame to someone or something else is not an apology.
Any apology that effectively has a “but” appended to it is not an apology.
Any apology that says “if anyone was offended” or “if you were offended” or “that you were offended” is not an apology.
0bama is the master of disingenuous.
Perhaps you can settle something for me. I heard that “Waltzing Matilde” was a term used for taking a trip with a backpack, not a dance. Correct?
I agree. Right after I read this, I asked my husband, who is preparing for his fourth combat deployment, if it HAD to be the President that gave out the award. Because if it has to be him, I would spit at him, I think. If, God Forbid, anything were to happen to my husband, I would not want his name to even cross Obama’s lips. He has absolutely NO respect for our military. And I’m guessing it is because the vote Republican for the most part.
According to the WH yesterday, these were unprepared remarks with no teleprompter. Watching the video, I would agree. A very poor presentation.
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