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05-29-2012, 08:26 AM
Omaha Steve

Obama says Vietnam veterans too often 'denigrated'

Source: AP-Excite

By KEN THOMAS

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama paid tribute Monday to the men and women who have died defending America, pointing to Vietnam veterans as an under-appreciated and sometimes maligned group of war heroes who remained true to their nation despite an unwelcome homecoming.

"You were sometimes blamed for the misdeeds of a few," Obama said at the Vietnam War Memorial. "You came home and were sometimes denigrated when you should have been celebrated. It was a national shame, a disgrace that should have never happened."

"Even though some Americans turned their backs on you, you never turned your back on America," Obama said.

Marking Memorial Day at both the black granite wall honoring more than 58,000 soldiers who died in the Vietnam War and earlier at Arlington National Cemetery across the Potomac River from the capital, Obama noted that for the first time in nine years, "Americans are not fighting and dying in Iraq," and the nation was winding down its role in the conflict in Afghanistan.

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I have noticed that omaha steve has been on here quite a bit lately since losing his election...:biggrin-new:

anyhoot......some of the DUmmies are not impressed with obamas comments:


GeorgeGist
21. rewriting history.

teh stupid it hurts.

noonwitch
05-29-2012, 08:37 AM
They just want their president to hate the same people they hate.


Most of the DUmmies are not old enough to be of the generation that spit on returning Vietnam Vets, but some of them are just the right age to remember their parents doing it. There are a few boomers over there, though.

Odysseus
05-29-2012, 08:44 AM
"You were sometimes blamed for the misdeeds of a few," Obama said at the Vietnam War Memorial. "You came home and were sometimes denigrated when you should have been celebrated. It was a national shame, a disgrace that should have never happened."

"Even though some Americans turned their backs on you, you never turned your back on America," Obama said.


Some Americans, like Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn, who gave Obama his start in politics (and bombed Americans in protest of the Vietnam War). The hypocrisy is amazing.

Chuck58
05-29-2012, 01:54 PM
obama is in campaign mode, and he'll go anywhere and say anything for the next few months.

I truly don't remember - did obama lay a wreath at the Wall in 2009, or 2010 or last year? A buddy says this is his first visit there. He did say the speech was very good, but he doesn't think obama believes a word of what he said.