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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


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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To: Hotdog

I give him credit for NOTHING. I give no quarter to enemies.

61 posted on 06/24/2011 8:55:51 PM PDT by Sequoyah101 (Half the people are below average.)
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To: Grams A

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.

62 posted on 06/24/2011 9:28:35 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Neverforget01
Only explanation: it was just words for the camera. He couldn't have meant a word of it.

You are exactly right. He didn't say those words, his teleprompter told him to say them.

63 posted on 06/24/2011 9:33:16 PM PDT by babyfreep
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To: kristinn
This morning a talk show host wondered. “How could Obama forget that the first medal of honor he awarded to someone was to a fallen hero ? You would think he would remember it ?” No more than he could remember what he had for breakfast that day. He didn't care about the man, he was simply going through the motions. They told him he had to show up and look very sombre, give the medal of honor to his survivors and then hurry off to the golf course or a fund raiser.. You can't blame him for forgetting his first medal of honor presentation.. he didn't give a sh*t !
64 posted on 06/24/2011 10:03:56 PM PDT by Beatthedrum
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To: Carling
I bet they just sit him in the corner and let him watch SportsCenter while things are debated. the pic during the Osama assasination....0bambi in the corner looking pensive.

65 posted on 06/24/2011 10:04:49 PM PDT by spokeshave (Obamas approval ratings are so low, Kenyans are accusing him of being born in the USA.)
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To: Nepeta

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.


66 posted on 06/24/2011 10:15:11 PM PDT by gymbeau (All presidential candidates are Palin' compared to Sarah.)
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To: Grams A

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,

67 posted on 06/24/2011 10:36:35 PM PDT by itssme
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To: kristinn
Obama is nothing but a phony. He feigns concern and sympathy, but he never loses a wink of sleep worrying about anything or anybody but himself.

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.

68 posted on 06/24/2011 10:44:24 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (After the Commies take over, Moderates will become an endangered species...)
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To: kristinn

The apology is fine, but if Bush had done something like this, we would never hear the end of it.

69 posted on 06/24/2011 10:59:49 PM PDT by Deo volente (God willing, America will survive this Obamination.)
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To: I see my hands

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.

70 posted on 06/25/2011 12:33:30 AM PDT by HushTX (I make libs rage quit.)
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To: HushTX
I've got to respect what you say. I'm sure it's of better character and even healthier, lol, than my approach.

71 posted on 06/25/2011 12:50:06 AM PDT by I see my hands (Embrace misanthropy)
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To: Friendofgeorge
Reminds me a bit of someone from Minnesota that refused to make a direct/public apology for her actions...just saying

Oh, who was that?

72 posted on 06/25/2011 2:53:03 AM PDT by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron.)
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To: kristinn

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.

73 posted on 06/25/2011 4:45:19 AM PDT by Vinnie
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To: I see my hands
Why in the world do people so readily accommodate evil?

No. It's "forgive."

And the answer is: Mercy.

I need a dose of Mercy - every day.

74 posted on 06/25/2011 5:01:59 AM PDT by kinsman redeemer (The real enemy seeks to devour what is good.)
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To: kristinn

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.

75 posted on 06/25/2011 5:06:43 AM PDT by savedbygrace (But God.)
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To: RasterMaster

0bama is the master of disingenuous.

76 posted on 06/25/2011 5:29:31 AM PDT by mrspeelwerneeded (Palin 2012)
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To: stboz

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?

77 posted on 06/25/2011 5:36:25 AM PDT by tal hajus (ever the cynic)
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To: SoldierDad

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.

78 posted on 06/25/2011 6:12:57 AM PDT by USMCWife6869
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

thanks kristinn.

79 posted on 06/25/2011 6:13:15 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Thanks Cincinna for this link --
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To: Grams A

According to the WH yesterday, these were unprepared remarks with no teleprompter. Watching the video, I would agree. A very poor presentation.

80 posted on 06/25/2011 6:25:42 AM PDT by bcsco
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