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Apocalypse
06-25-2011, 01:40 PM
And he was dead when he was awarded the medal.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/06/24/white-house-corrects-record-after-obama-claims-medal-honor-recipient-still/#ixzz1QG5kpS6r

FoxNews: White House Corrects Record After Obama Claims Medal of Honor Recipient Still Alive
June 24, 2011


The White House sought to correct the record after the president mistakenly claimed Thursday that a Medal of Honor recipient who died in Afghanistan was still alive.
The president made the error while speaking to troops from the 10th Mountain Division at Fort Drum, N.Y.



“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,” Obama said.



Monti, however, died in Afghanistan in 2006. He was awarded the Medal of Honor posthumously in 2009 for his actions sacrificing his own life to try and save a fellow soldier.



… Carney said in a statement. “The president paid tribute to Monti in his remarks to troops in Afghanistan in March 2010….”

ColonialMarine0431
06-25-2011, 02:02 PM
And he wonders why so many people in the military detest him.

txradioguy
06-25-2011, 02:46 PM
And he wonders why so many people in the military detest him.

Well we've got a long list...but crap like this and his "corpse-man" pronunciation gaffe doesn't help things.

Articulate_Ape
06-25-2011, 03:16 PM
Yet another foray into Obama buffoonery that the media will overlook. If Bush had said anything of the sort it would be a segment on everything from 60 Minutes to Bill Maher.

lacarnut
06-25-2011, 03:30 PM
Yet another foray into Obama buffoonery that the media will overlook. If Bush had said anything of the sort it would be a segment on everything from 60 Minutes to Bill Maher.

Obama makes Dan Quayle look like a genius.

Odysseus
06-25-2011, 04:55 PM
Obama makes Dan Quayle look like a genius.

The real issue is not that Obama is clueless, although he clearly is, it's that his staff, which is supposed to vet his remarks and ensure that he doesn't commit these kinds of gaffes, is clearly asleep. Our CG never gives a briefing until the staff has gone over it with a fine-toothed comb, looking for inaccuracies that require correction, or accurate but unlikely data that requires explanation. The last thing that we want is our boss standing in front of his boss without every fact at his fingertips. If our CG were caught without the right data, my OER would read like Custer's after Little Big Horn, and we all know it. That Obama hasn't been firing staffers left and right tells us that he's okay with being a laughingstock.

txradioguy
06-25-2011, 05:15 PM
The real issue is not that Obama is clueless, although he clearly is, it's that his staff, which is supposed to vet his remarks and ensure that he doesn't commit these kinds of gaffes, is clearly asleep. Our CG never gives a briefing until the staff has gone over it with a fine-toothed comb, looking for inaccuracies that require correction, or accurate but unlikely data that requires explanation. The last thing that we want is our boss standing in front of his boss without every fact at his fingertips. If our CG were caught without the right data, my OER would read like Custer's after Little Big Horn, and we all know it. That Obama hasn't been firing staffers left and right tells us that he's okay with being a laughingstock.

It doesn't help his situation when his staff that is supposed to check this stuff with him is as clueless and could care as little about the military as their boss.

Odysseus
06-25-2011, 05:25 PM
It doesn't help his situation when his staff that is supposed to check this stuff with him is as clueless and could care as little about the military as their boss.

It's not just that they are clueless, they are lazy, arrogant and indifferent. Can you imagine Hillary Clinton being publicly embarrassed by her staff's shoddy work and not laying into them afterward? How much do you want to bet that the staffer who mistranslated the word "reset" on the button that she gave to the Russians never made that mistake again?

Obama keeps getting into these avoidable gaffes and doesn't seem to care enough to chew out his chief of staff, and if the chief isn't on it, then the staff isn't on it. They know that the media will protect him from their ineptitude (as they protect him from his own), but anyone who is willing to let his boss be embarrassed this way would have been fired long ago in any other administration.

BadCat
06-25-2011, 08:13 PM
And what is really scary, is that the Dims think obumble is a genius.


That means that there are some REALLY stupid dimocrats out there.

Articulate_Ape
06-25-2011, 08:27 PM
And what is really scary, is that the Dims think obumble is a genius.


That means that there are some REALLY stupid dimocrats out there.

Oh, there are, BadCat. There are.

Starbuck
06-25-2011, 11:33 PM
It's not just that they are clueless, they are lazy, arrogant and indifferent. Can you imagine Hillary Clinton being publicly embarrassed by her staff's shoddy work and not laying into them afterward? How much do you want to bet that the staffer who mistranslated the word "reset" on the button that she gave to the Russians never made that mistake again?

Obama keeps getting into these avoidable gaffes and doesn't seem to care enough to chew out his chief of staff, and if the chief isn't on it, then the staff isn't on it. They know that the media will protect him from their ineptitude (as they protect him from his own), but anyone who is willing to let his boss be embarrassed this way would have been fired long ago in any other administration.

I really don't think Obama knows how to run a staff, or what to demand of them. He's never been close to the military and those of us who have, know that it is a whole 'nother world.

txradioguy
06-26-2011, 04:39 AM
The real issue is not that Obama is clueless, although he clearly is, it's that his staff, which is supposed to vet his remarks and ensure that he doesn't commit these kinds of gaffes, is clearly asleep. Our CG never gives a briefing until the staff has gone over it with a fine-toothed comb, looking for inaccuracies that require correction, or accurate but unlikely data that requires explanation. The last thing that we want is our boss standing in front of his boss without every fact at his fingertips.

It's a pattern that's developed since the Clinton administration. Hillary not talking to military people that worked in the WH. Billy Jeff losing the biscuit. Keeping military commanders on hold about a strike on Osama to watch a golf game.

Not sending the right equipment to Somalia. 3 Divisions falling below 70% readiness and getting decertified for deployment.

It got better with W but we're falling back into that pattern again with Obama. 1.6 percent pay raises. Ignoring his generals on troop deployments and strength. Libya..."corpse-man" and now having claimed to have met Jared Monti before he died.

These 60's radicals turned politicians don't give a rats ass for what we do how we do it or what it takes to make what we do work.



If our CG were caught without the right data, my OER would read like Custer's after Little Big Horn, and we all know it.

Same goes for me. Especially since I'm the last guy the commander sees before he steps in front of the cameras.




That Obama hasn't been firing staffers left and right tells us that he's okay with being a laughingstock.

The important ones have been quitting on their own...to me that is more telling.

ColonialMarine0431
06-26-2011, 05:36 AM
It's a pattern that's developed since the Clinton administration. Hillary not talking to military people that worked in the WH.

When Hildabeast was in the White House she used to use the Marine Corps Sentries as her errand boys. And she also used them as bus boys, fetching whatever she wanted and clearing dishes. She's trailer park trash.