Friday, June 24, 2011

LOL... Obama Thinks Campaigning is "Service" ::: Commander In Chief Misspeaks About Soldier Killed in Afghanistan

The big story to come out of this speech is Obama claiming to have awarded a Medal of Honor to a live recipient, but mentioning one that received the award posthumously.

But even nuttier to me is what constitutes his claim of service in the first line. lol.

"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 with the second part? FTA:

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.

Commander In Chief Misspeaks About Soldier Killed in Afghanistan

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