Speaking at Fort Drum in early June, President Obama was crowing about how he was so happy to be able to give the Medal of Honor award to a living person. And he said it over and over. It sounded like he was bragging. The soldier was in fact, dead.
“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,” said President Obama.
Jared Monti had been killed in action in Afghanistan in June, 2006. Obama did award him the Medal of Honor, posthumously however.
With all the speech writers and fact checkers at Obama's disposal, how could he have made such a grave mistake? It makes no sense and is unforgivable. Later, Obama had to apologize the the family. Pity. Obama should just have check his facts.
We wonder why all the fuss is over Sarah Palin, asking people to skim through her emails. Michelle Bachmann getting so much flack for minor insignificant flubs. But the media as a whole, ignore President Obama's lack of facts.
Just yesterday at a news conference he could not even remember the correct age of his oldest daughter. How much media play did that get? If Palin had saaid something like that, it would be front page news.
The news media needs to stop the witch hunt of Palin and Bachmann, and start concentrating on a president that needs his facts checked.
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