Posted By Blackfive • [June 23, 2011]
The President addressing the 10th Mountain Division today at Fort Drum:
“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.“
As we all know, SSG Sal Giunta, of the 173rd Airborne, was the first living recipient (2011) of the MOH who fought in Iraq/Afganistan. SFC Jared Monti, 10th Mountain Division, was KIA in Afghanistan in 2006. He was posthumously awarded the MOH by Obama in 2009.
How does the Commander-in-Chief mix these heroes up? He put that medal around Giunta’s neck and he stood with Monti’s parents as they grieved. These fallen heroes leave such a great legacy, and we should know all their names. The ironic part of the speech, and this comes after the announcement of the politically pressured drawdown of troops in Afghanistan, was Obama’s closing remark, “Know that your Commander-in-Chief has your back.”
It shouldn’t take a teleprompter for the
C-in-C Teleprompter-in-Chief to get it right.
I would imagine that peaceful protesters would never think that their short stay in jail or prison would destroy their lives.
Best comment of the week: “If the media was this in the tank for the Nixon Admin, we never would have heard of Watergate. History would have been way different.” Yeah, seeing how they handle a lot of these stories has made me reevaluate what I think I know about a lot of recent history.”
Welcome to my side of the street.
Wait Peter! Theres just one last thing I wanted to ask you!