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Old 06-24-2011, 09:03 PM  
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Obama screws up again. Medal of Honor winner this time. POS

(ABC News) – President Obama today apologized to the family of a Medal of Honor recipient whom he erroneously said was still alive.

On Thursday at Fort Drum, the president told troops from the 10th Mountain Division that he previously “had the great honor of seeing some of you because a comrade of yours, Jared Monti, was the first person who I was able to award the Medal of Honor to who actually came back and wasn’t receiving it posthumously.”

Wrong. 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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Old 06-24-2011, 09:06 PM   #2
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Yeah, I've been hearing about this all day. The guy is a disgrace. Just a complete, atrocious, moonbat made disaster.
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Old 06-24-2011, 09:52 PM   #3
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I'm no Obama fan but it's easy to confuse a name. The guy must meet hundreds of people a week and signs dozens of medal citations a month. Granted, the CMH is pretty deal but I can see the mistake.
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Old 06-24-2011, 09:57 PM   #4
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I'm no Obama fan but it's easy to confuse a name. The guy must meet hundreds of people a week and signs dozens of medal citations a month. Granted, the CMH is pretty deal but I can see the mistake.
There's no way the Prez. can remember this level of detail. It's most likely a staff screw up. But whatever, the Republicans will have their fun for a couple days over it and pretend they REALLY care about this guy's family being insulted, etc. (when they already accepted the apology).
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Old 06-24-2011, 10:06 PM   #5
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HCF, you are something else. You really think Obama himself sorted through this info himself and was so incompetent that he read, the guy is dead but I will say he is alive?
I am sorry but you are the one who has screwed up, yet again.
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This is something that everybody would do at least once if they were even in the oval office. It's unavoidable. Obama was just unlucky that he happened to mix up a Medal of Honor recipient.
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Old 06-24-2011, 10:16 PM   #7
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The Congressional Medal of Honor. The guy died. And you people can excuse Obama for a complete and total cluster****?

Sweet Jesus. Details? Do you understand the detail required to propose and then me approved for the CM of Honor? Shameful. He should stick to golf and fundraising.

(CBN) — During his remarks to troops at Fort Drum today, the President was reminiscing about the times he has spent with the US Army’s 10th Mountain Division, when he got something wrong.

“Throughout my service, first as a senator and then as a presidential candidate and then as a President, I’ve always run into you guys. And for some reason it’s always in some rough spots.

First time I saw 10th Mountain Division, you guys were in southern Iraq. When I went back to visit Afghanistan, you guys were the first ones there. I had the great honor of seeing some of you because a comrade of yours, Jared Monti, was the first person who I was able to award the Medal of Honor to who actually came back and wasn’t receiving it posthumously.”

The problem is, Jared Monti was killed in action in Afghanistan, on June 21, 2006. He was awarded the Medal of Honor posthumously, September 17, 2009. President Obama handed the framed medal to his parents, Paul and Janet Monti. He and the First Lady comforted them in the Oval Office following the ceremony.

I contacted the White House to see what happened. I’m told the President didn’t have prepared remarks.

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said, “At Fort Drum, the President misspoke when discussing the first Medal of Honor he presented posthumously to Jared Monti, who was a member of the 10th Mountain Division. The President paid tribute to Monti in his remarks to troops in Afghanistan in March 2010. Last year, the President presented the Medal of Honor to Salvatore Giunta, who was the first living recipient of the Medal who served in Afghanistan.”

The gaffe comes one day after the President announced his plan to bring troops home from Afghanistan at a faster pace. He deliberately spoke at Fort Drum because of the 10th Mountain Division’s multiple deployments to Afghanistan.
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Old 06-24-2011, 10:17 PM   #8
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I'm no Obama fan but it's easy to confuse a name. The guy must meet hundreds of people a week and signs dozens of medal citations a month. Granted, the CMH is pretty deal but I can see the mistake.
Oh come on.

The CMH is our nation's highest honor; doubly so when it's given posthumously.

And that asshole, our commander in chief, couldn't be bothered to get the names straight before he tells some windy story that someone else wrote for him?

Sorry, but it's not okay for our commander in chief to not get the names of CMH winners straight. It shows a profound lack of respect for the men he purports to be 'honoring' and exposes him for the fraudulent opportunist he truly is.
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Oh come on.

The CMH is our nation's highest honor; doubly so when it's given posthumously.

And that asshole, our commander in chief, couldn't be bothered to get the names straight before he tells some windy story that someone else wrote for him?

Sorry, but it's not okay for our commander in chief to not get the names of CMH winners straight. It shows a profound lack of respect for the men he purports to be 'honoring' and exposes him for the fraudulent opportunist he truly is.

Seriously, I wouldn't even make an issue of this even if a Republican made this error. It's not malicious. It's not something the President would personally do -- he'd rely on staff to come up with the name etc.

But, like I said, of course you'll pretend to be mortally offended. Heck, maybe you're weird enough to truly be mortally offended. But 95% of the US either will never hear of this issue, or won't give a flying **** about it becuase it's not exactly part of the job description to run around doing fact-checks all day.
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Old 06-24-2011, 10:26 PM   #11
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There's no way the Prez. can remember this level of detail. It's most likely a staff screw up. But whatever, the Republicans will have their fun for a couple days over it and pretend they REALLY care about this guy's family being insulted, etc. (when they already accepted the apology).
This level of detail?

There have been EIGHT of them issued in total for the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts.

Eight.

Guinta is the first Medal of Honor winner to be given one while alive since Vietnam.

He wasn't asked to remember the man's birthday. He wasn't asked to remember his favorite color.

Our Commander in Chief was asked to remember his name.

You're right, that's completely unreasonable; asking a purported genius and the leader of our military to remember 1 name out of 8 who just so happens to be the only person to accomplish this feat in nearly 40 years.

Again - it's not the slip that is disconcerting, but what it suggests.
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Seriously, I wouldn't even make an issue of this even if a Republican made this error. It's not malicious. It's not something the President would personally do -- he'd rely on staff to come up with the name etc.

But, like I said, of course you'll pretend to be mortally offended. Heck, maybe you're weird enough to truly be mortally offended. But 95% of the US either will never hear of this issue, or won't give a flying **** about it becuase it's not exactly part of the job description to run around doing fact-checks all day.
Nonsense. Had Bush done this, the MSM would've run with it for days. Hell, had Palin done it we'd get another 500 page thread about it.

This isn't some Senator or governor, it's the President - our commander in chief and the leader of our armed forces. You're telling me its too much to ask for him to remember 8 names? Or perhaps the name of the only living Medal of Honor recipient since Vietnam?

Oh, and if he's going to tell these guys how he much he personally recalls and cherishes the memory of a day's events, he'd better ****ing fact check said events.
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Nonsense. Had Bush done this, the MSM would've run with it for days. Hell, had Palin done it we'd get another 500 page thread about it.

This isn't some Senator or governor, it's the President - our commander in chief and the leader of our armed forces. You're telling me its too much to ask for him to remember 8 names? Or perhaps the name of the only living Medal of Honor recipient since Vietnam?

Oh, and if he's going to tell these guys how he much he personally recalls and cherishes the memory of a day's events, he'd better ****ing fact check said events.
Yes, yes, your false sense of outrage is duly noted. He's lost your vote forever. It's a real shame.

Now can we deal with some important issues like Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, the economy, the deficit, the debt, etc. ad infinitum...?
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Yes, yes, your false sense of outrage is duly noted. He's lost your vote forever. It's a real shame.

Now can we deal with some important issues like Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, the economy, the deficit, the debt, etc. ad infinitum...?
Since when has he shown an ability to deal with any of those important issues effectively? And if you don't think the soldiers he purports to lead aren't upset by this, I'd suggest you take a look at the chat boards frequented by same. Those folks expected to actually do the leg work in Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya are not pleased by their CiC's apparent ambivalence towards the highest honor he can bestow.

Then again, if he can't be expected to remember 1 of 8 names correctly before waxing poetic about how touched he was by an event, I'm not sure why I should expect him to effectively manage Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, the economy, etc... I'm heartened to see that you've at least abandoned your "Well we can't expect him to remember that level of detail" argument now that you've been spoon-fed the raw numbers. Instead you'll turn to the standard liberal saw "Oh c'mon, that doesn't really matter; you just hate the guy..."

If you don't think this speaks directly to Obama's arrogance and his lack of respect for the military, there's not a lot I can do about it. I don't believe for a minute that a POTUS who saw the CiC gig as more than a side job would have made this mistake.
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