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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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To: kristinn
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When you're in a hole, Obaama, stop digging.

Cheers!

51 posted on 06/24/2011 8:07:09 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: unkus; Ghost of Philip Marlowe

I sick of DUmbass DUmocrats and their pi$$-poor attempts to “personalize” a speech through outright lies. It is only after the lie has been exposed do they wish to extend worthless appologies. It is nothing but focusing more attention to themselves without concern for those whom they have harmed. If that doesn’t work, their media lackeys spin it as “mis-speak” when it was a deliberate lie.


52 posted on 06/24/2011 8:11:49 PM PDT by RasterMaster (FU DUh-bama and the JACKASS you rode in on!)
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To: kristinn

Americans in all 60 states have got to be disappointed in him.


53 posted on 06/24/2011 8:12:46 PM PDT by South40 (Ron Paul and his flaming antiwar spam monkeys can Kiss my Ass!!" -- Jim Robinson, 09/30/07)
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To: kristinn
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Cheers!

54 posted on 06/24/2011 8:15:13 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: kristinn
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Cheers!

55 posted on 06/24/2011 8:16:19 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: anglian
POSUS.

NO cheers, unfortunately.

56 posted on 06/24/2011 8:17:18 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: kristinn

WHAT A CLASS-A MORON AND EMBARRASSMENT TO THE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES AND COMMANDER IN CHIEF OF OUR BRAVE TROOPS.


57 posted on 06/24/2011 8:34:22 PM PDT by tina07 (In loving memory of my father,WWII Vet. CBI 10/16/42-12/17/45, d. 11/1/85)
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To: RasterMaster

Well said.


58 posted on 06/24/2011 8:40:25 PM PDT by unkus
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To: kristinn

You can’t fault Obama for not remembering. Prolly at the first ceremony his mind was elsewhere when the posthumous CMOH was awarded. As president he has really important things to do. Likewise here where he was addressing some military, he doubtless had the immanent downfall of the country on his mind.


59 posted on 06/24/2011 8:40:42 PM PDT by UnChained (The "stimulus" CAUSED the economy to tank.)
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To: Nepeta

Obama really thinks all the world adores him. This audience wasn’t the church ladies from the neighborhood, but that’s just a detail. What a preener.


60 posted on 06/24/2011 8:49:01 PM PDT by Havisham
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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.

Yeah...like 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.

Cheers,
Jim


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, www.blackfive.net.


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?

Accommodate?
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.
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2739340/posts


79 posted on 06/25/2011 6:13:15 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Thanks Cincinna for this link -- http://www.friendsofitamar.org)
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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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To: Grams A
After the screaming fits that were reported when Netanyahu scorned Obama’s “solution” for peace, I'm surprised that anyone competent wants to work in the White House. The kids don't understand the importance of fact checking.
81 posted on 06/25/2011 7:51:13 AM PDT by GAB-1955 (I write books, love my wife, serve my nation, and believe in the Resurrection.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

I guess his teleprompter screwed


82 posted on 06/25/2011 7:53:15 AM PDT by reefdiver ("Let His day's be few And another takes His office")
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To: Nachum

There is an apology needed to every single member of our military, past and present. Congress deserves an apology, for his vain claims that he, and not they awarded that medal.

And the country deserves not only an apology but a resignation, for his absolute disdain of the Constitution.

It is far more likely though, that we will be treated to some story about how Andrew Breitbart hacked his teleprompter.


83 posted on 06/25/2011 9:01:40 AM PDT by wendell
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To: Neverforget01; kristinn
[Obama citation] 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..... (and blah, blah, blah ....)

There is a certain courtly English that is used in military citations for valor. It is stately, dignified, and grammatically precise, not extemporaneous, colloquial, and "street". Obama shows his unfitness for office, by his not bothering either to learn to use it, or to resort to the assistance of people who know this special language of military citation, to ensure that American heroes receive their public due.

Obama spoke instead as if he were canvassing for votes in a Southside Chicago bar.

84 posted on 06/25/2011 9:24:23 AM PDT by lentulusgracchus (Concealed carry is a pro-life position.)
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To: USMCWife6869

God Bless you and your husband. May God protect him during his deployment.


85 posted on 06/25/2011 9:28:48 AM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier currently deployed in the Valley of Death, Afghanistan)
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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...

Whom do you mean? What happened? Can you post a link to it? Cite a story?

86 posted on 06/25/2011 9:42:20 AM PDT by lentulusgracchus (Concealed carry is a pro-life position.)
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To: Grizzled Bear

Oh yeah, now I remember hearing about all of these issues on the MSM - NOT!


87 posted on 06/25/2011 9:42:58 AM 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: I see my hands

Well, it certainly isn’t easy. I have to admit that I struggle with it on a daily basis. I am not, by nature, a forgiving person. I am stubborn, and my memory doesn’t seem to want to let go of things, including anger or frustration. But I do my best. And the more I try, the better I get at it.

On the other hand, there are some things that I just can’t conceive of forgiving. And I don’t tend to forgive unless the other person actually asks for forgiveness. Part of me thinks I should, and I’ve SAID that’s how it should be. But the truth is that I very rarely do it that way.

Even still, the father accepted the apology. He has his reasons. That doesn’t mean that *I* forgive Obama. He didn’t apologize to us, or to the military, so I’m not really required to forgive him, am I?


88 posted on 06/25/2011 9:53:12 AM PDT by HushTX (I make libs rage quit.)
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To: lentulusgracchus

You never heard of Ed Rollins attacking Gov Palin? Where was the apology from Michele Bachmann?

You want links..google Bachmann/Rollins on Palin...


89 posted on 06/25/2011 10:12:02 AM PDT by Friendofgeorge (SARAH PALIN OR BUST....Bachmann no thanks)
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To: Friendofgeorge
Oh, yeah -- heard about that. I just assumed it was Rollins off the leash and hoped she'd can him right then and there. Still hoping.....
90 posted on 06/25/2011 10:23:14 AM PDT by lentulusgracchus (Concealed carry is a pro-life position.)
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To: kristinn

Obama is a real jerk for his gaffe. Can you even imagine the media uproar if this had been President Bush? There would have been story after story of how this proves Bush does not care about these soldiers.


91 posted on 06/25/2011 11:22:20 AM PDT by KansasGirl
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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.]

My thoughts exactly.


92 posted on 06/25/2011 11:26:33 AM PDT by KansasGirl
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To: kristinn

“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.”

He’s much nicer than me, I would have told him to, “Go to hell,” and waited calmly for the secret service to show up at my door.


93 posted on 06/25/2011 11:28:08 AM PDT by KansasGirl
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To: SoldierDad

“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.”

You got that right!


94 posted on 06/25/2011 12:15:55 PM PDT by USMCPOP (Father of LCpl. Karl Linn, KIA 1/26/2005 Al Haqlaniyah, Iraq)
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To: HushTX

To be forgiven, one must first stop the wrongful behavior (repent) and strive to never do it again. The Kenyan-in-Chief proves that his “appologies” are empty through repeated instances of his improper actions.


95 posted on 06/25/2011 12:51:47 PM PDT by RasterMaster (FU DUh-bama and the JACKASS you rode in on!)
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To: anglian
But...

did he fail to spell the word "potato" correctly?

That upsets the media you know.

96 posted on 06/25/2011 6:10:31 PM PDT by Volunteer (Though I know that the hypnotized never lie, do ya? - The Who)
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To: Sequoyah101

I feel you input...but as a Christian I expressed mine


97 posted on 06/25/2011 6:46:22 PM PDT by Hotdog
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To: SoldierDad

Thank you. This one is going to be tough. I have always been prepared, and I’ve always trusted that the leaders did care for the sacrifices the military community makes. But after our lovely representatives left us all twisting in the wind over the budget, after they used those who already give so much as pawns in their game in such a blatant manner, well I’m just so disgusted, and now that I have seen yet another glaring example of how little we all mean to our government and more specifically, our “Commander in Chief, it is just that much harder.


98 posted on 06/25/2011 7:31:49 PM PDT by USMCWife6869
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To: USMCWife6869

I agree - except that right now our Military has no CinC.


99 posted on 06/25/2011 7:36:58 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier currently deployed in the Valley of Death, Afghanistan)
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To: ilovesarah2012

This really reminds me of Anchorman: The Leged of Ron Burgundy—the part where they know he will read anything off the TelePrompTer, so his rival puts horrible things on it, and the whole city ends up hating him.


100 posted on 06/25/2011 7:37:36 PM PDT by USMCWife6869
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