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Gingersnap
11-11-2010, 12:16 PM
Bam AWOL on Vets Day

Last Updated: 7:52 AM, November 11, 2010

Posted: 1:57 AM, November 11, 2010

WASHINGTON -- Today is Veter ans Day. Do you know where your president is?

With his feeble flame of "hope" thoroughly doused here in the United States by last week's elections, President Obama has set out around the globe in search of throngs still enthralled by his flowery rhetoric.

He found them, of course, in Indonesia this week by telling them about how Americans must stop mistrusting Islam.

So that is why your president is halfway around the world instead of being here in the United States to celebrate the sacrifices American soldiers, sailors and airmen have made around the world to keep the real, still-burning flame of freedom alive.

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KOREA MOVE: President Obama is greeted yesterday in Seoul, where he arrived for the G20 summit.
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Obama honored our veterans from afar by laying a wreath during a ceremony at an Army base in South Korea last night.

That is a distance from here matched only by the chasm that has opened up between him and the voters who elected him two years ago.

This aloofness of his really is becoming a problem.

Not that Obama doesn't appreciate the sacrifices of veterans. He absolutely does. Just ask the Indonesians.

He was in Jakarta for their Heroes Day this week to honor their veterans "who have sacrificed on behalf of this great country."

"This great country," of course, being Indonesia.

"When my stepfather was a boy, he watched his own father and older brother leave home to fight and die in the struggle for Indonesian independence," Obama told the audience.


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Teddy Kennedy
11-11-2010, 12:19 PM
I hope that thiis comes as no great surprise to you.

Gingersnap
11-11-2010, 12:53 PM
I hope that thiis comes as no great surprise to you.

What surprises me is that the smartest guy on the planet can't hire travel agents who can read a freaking calendar.

fettpett
11-11-2010, 02:42 PM
What surprises me is that the smartest guy on the planet can't hire travel agents who can read a freaking calendar.

they can read it, they just don't give a shit

Phillygirl
11-11-2010, 03:09 PM
I don't know, I read most of his speech to the troops stationed there and I can't really complain. While it's important to honor all our vets, I do think it's important to also remember that many soldiers are deployed in places other than Iraq and Afghanistan and I have no objection to them being honored (such as it may be) by the Commander in Chief on this day.

Odysseus
11-11-2010, 03:51 PM
I don't know, I read most of his speech to the troops stationed there and I can't really complain. While it's important to honor all our vets, I do think it's important to also remember that many soldiers are deployed in places other than Iraq and Afghanistan and I have no objection to them being honored (such as it may be) by the Commander in Chief on this day.

Agreed. Visiting deployed troops on Veterans' Day is appropriate.

NJCardFan
11-11-2010, 06:15 PM
Did he see any dead ones today?

Meshuga Mikey
11-12-2010, 12:30 AM
Did he see any dead ones today?

ahaha I REMEMBER THAT......


or was that one of Joey Biden's gems?

djones520
11-14-2010, 02:03 AM
What surprises me is that the smartest guy on the planet can't hire travel agents who can read a freaking calendar.

The G20 summit started on the 11th, in Seoul. How was he supposed to travel around that?

He visited Yongsan Garrison and spoke to the troops there, as well as laid a wreath at the Yongsan War Memorial.

The President has fallen short on many matters regarding this military, but this certainly wasn't one of them. He did what he could while he was attending one of the biggest summits in the world.

PoliCon
11-14-2010, 10:33 AM
they can read it, they just don't give a shit

QFT

Odysseus
11-14-2010, 11:26 AM
The G20 summit started on the 11th, in Seoul. How was he supposed to travel around that?

He visited Yongsan Garrison and spoke to the troops there, as well as laid a wreath at the Yongsan War Memorial.

The President has fallen short on many matters regarding this military, but this certainly wasn't one of them. He did what he could while he was attending one of the biggest summits in the world.

Exactly. It's not like he had much of a choice in the matter. But, and this is an important distinction, if he hadn't already established how much he loathes us at just about every other opportunity, this wouldn't have been an issue. Reagan or either of the Bushes could have gone to this summit without raising an eyebrow, because we know that even when they're not with us, we're in their hearts and minds, and a stop at Yongsan wouldn't have been out of character. Obama has such a huge deficit in military issues that even when he does the right thing, he is suspect, and that is no one's fault but his own.