Obama flubs on Medal of Honor recipient

What can one say about the disrespectful attitude this President has for the American Citizen?
Disrespect, you say? Yes, DISrespect.
A young man VOLUNTEERS to join the military to serve his country. He knew the various situations he may be put into. He may stay Stateside for his full enlistment. He may be sent to serve is some ‘peaceful’ Country. He may be sent to some Country where there is a war going on. He may serve an “8 to 5” job or he may be required to carry his full pack and fight in some fire fight. He may get to come home unscratched or he just might give his very life, as young as it might be, for the purpose of preserving the freedoms the folks back home have. Oh yes, a lot of situations but he still chooses to VOLUNTEER.
I’ll be the first to admit that I have a hard time remembering names. Many times I’m introduced to someone and by the time the, ‘glad to meet yous’ are done, I’ve forgotten the person’s name. But by the same token, if I’m involved with a ceremony that is to bestow an honor upon someone, such as this ceremony, I think I would be more aware of the Name, Rank, Serial number and any other important facts about the person being honored.
I haven’t looked to see if Mr. Teleprompter was there to help out the President or not but still, the President should have had his ‘thoughts/facts’ together.

Amplify’d from dailycaller.com

Obama flubs on Medal of Honor recipient

By C.J. Ciaramella   6:39 PM 06/23/2011

President Obama got his Medal of Honor recipients mixed up today, accidentally referring to a posthumous recipient as alive.

Speaking in upstate New York to troops at Fort Drum Thursday, the president was remembering the times he spent with the US Army’s 10th Mountain Division.

“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,” Obama said. “And for some reason it’s always in some rough spots.”

“First time I saw the 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.”

Jared Monti was killed in Afghanistan on June 21, 2006. He was awarded the Medal of Honor posthumously, September 17, 2009.

When contacted about the gaffe by CBN reporter Dana Ritter, 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 Medal of Honor is the highest military decoration awarded by the United States. It is awarded to military service members only in cases of “conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his or her life above and beyond the call of duty while engaged in an action against an enemy of the United States.”

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2 Responses to Obama flubs on Medal of Honor recipient

  1. Mooreliars says:

    The problem is this:  the most innocuous mistake is still horrifying when made in the wrong circumstances.  Asking a non-pregnant lady when she is due would be a classic example.  It does not matter how harmless the question is.  It does not matter how pregnant the lady looks.

    You have made a horrific error, for which you should turn beet red and apologize profusely.

    The same logic applies here. This a sad excuse of an argument! Getting someone’s name wrong means Obama is a poor excuse of a human being? That’s disgusting talk is worst than passing this off as a “mistake”. Not to mention demanding the military to become disrespectful racists like here from the right. This is just a sad excuse to make Bush and Sarah seem more intelligent than they aren’t and weren’t.

    • Kajun says:

      To be honest, Obama is worse than a ‘poor’ excuse of a human being. To look the people of this Country in the eye and lie the way he does. To go around the World and criticize and put down our Country the way he did. To try and set up a Socialist government the way he has/is, is worse than a ‘poor’ excuse of a human being.

      As for the non-pregnant lady, in your example. I don’t go around asking fat women if they are pregnant or not.
      But I might ask her name and how is she doing. She might would say, ‘I’m Mary and I’m doing great’. If I cared enough about her to ask how she’s doing, then I could tell any one that ask, ‘how’s Mary doing?’, that ‘Mary is doing great’. Not ummm….ahh…ummm, ‘Sue is doing better and so is the baby’ and I can say that and get away with it because Iam the President.
      As for the real meaning of what happened with this dufus of a President. How do you think YOUR family would feel if it had been you receiving the MOH and he couldn’t even remember your name? There have been only SIX MOH given since Barry’s election to the office of President:

      Sep 17, 2009 Monti, Jared C.
      Army/Afghanistan
      Presented posthumously at the White House by President Barack Obama.

      Sep 19, 2010 Etchberger, Richard L.
      Air Force/Vietnam
      Presented posthumously at the White House by President Barack Obama.

      Oct 6, 2010 Miller, Robert James
      Army/Afghanistan
      Presented posthumously at the White House by President Barack Obama.

      Nov 16, 2010 Giunta, Salvatore
      Army/Afghanistan
      Presented at the White House by President Barack Obama.
      Salvatore Giunta is the first LIVING Recipient of the Medal of Honor for actions since the Vietnam War.

      May 2, 2011 Anthony Kaho’ohanohano, Henry Svehla
      Army/Korea
      Presented posthumously at the White House by President Barack Obama.

      NOT 60 or 600 BUT 6. So it’s not ‘just’ a misspoken statement, it’s a disrespectful act on this Soldier and his family. But of course from watching the video you can see by his body language he’s not really ‘into’ the moment. He’s trying to look cool and let all those there know that HE IS THE MAN. Oh yeah, he knows these guys cause they were ‘there’ where ever he went and that makes them all ‘good buds’. Only problem is, he can’t seem to remember the names of his ‘buds’, even the ONE that is being given the MOH.

      You may notice I don’t appreciate anyone who screws around with our Military people. I don’t care who they are. Being a Nam Vet I hold these men and women in a lot higher respect than most of the people in Washington and around America, for that matter.

      And what does Bush and Sarah have to do with this?????

      This is just an indefensible act.

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