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 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.
Americans in all 60 states have got to be disappointed in him.
NO cheers, unfortunately.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I guess his teleprompter screwed
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.
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.
God Bless you and your husband. May God protect him during his deployment.
Whom do you mean? What happened? Can you post a link to it? Cite a story?
Oh yeah, now I remember hearing about all of these issues on the MSM - NOT!
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?
You never heard of Ed Rollins attacking Gov Palin? Where was the apology from Michele Bachmann?
You want links..google Bachmann/Rollins on Palin...
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.
[To hell with the fraud-in-chief and his appologies. Theyre nothing more than empty words from a pathological liar.]
My thoughts exactly.
“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.
“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!
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.
did he fail to spell the word "potato" correctly?
That upsets the media you know.
I feel you input...but as a Christian I expressed mine
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.
I agree - except that right now our Military has no CinC.
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.