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Friday, June 24, 2011

Another Obama Speech Blunder

Ok. His toast to the Queen of England was a blunder where the President did not understand protocol in England, and he looked like a fool, but that's all it was - he looked like the court jester. His mistake yesterday is more serious and will likely be very offensive to some people.

The President praised the 10th Mountain Division yesterday:

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."

Blackfive points out the President's fatal error:

As we all know, SSG Sal Giunta, of the 173rd Airborne, was the first living recipient (2011) of the MOH who fought in Iraq/Afganistan. SFC Jared Monti, 10th Mountain Division, was KIA in Afghanistan in 2006. He was posthumously awarded the MOH by Obama in 2009.

That's pretty horrible. Good thing Obama's name isn't Bush or the media would have actually bothered to report it.