Is that disrespectful? Absolutely. It’s beyond disrespectful. I’m ashamed to say it.
But it’s true.
What are you watching here? This is Obama, speaking at Fort Drum and justifying his willy-nilly pullout of Afghanistan in front of the 10th Mountain Division. And he references SFC Jared Monti of the 10th Mountain as being the first Medal of Honor recipient not to get the award posthumously.
Except Jared Monti was dead when he got the award. He was killed in action in 2006. Those are his parents in the picture as Obama presented them with Monti’s MOH.
The soldier Obama must have been thinking about is SSG Sal Giunta, of the 173rd Airborne. Giunta was the first living MOH recipient from Iraq and Afghanistan. It was a really big deal when Obama gave him the award; even non-political people knew about it.
It’s not the kind of thing a president who goes on and on about what an honor it is to recognize the troops would forget. And yet he just resurrected a Medal of Honor recipient.
Unless Jared Monti is Lazarus, this is a gaffe of mind-boggling proportions. This is worse than anything the Left can point to Sarah Palin or Michele Bachmann or Dan Quayle or W for.
And this was off-the-cuff. This wasn’t some dumb staffer loading factual mistakes into the teleprompter. This was Obama’s brain.
Don’t come to me with how brilliant this guy is. He’s not brilliant. He’s an airhead bullshit artist who lacks class, knows diddly poo about the real world, couldn’t give a rat’s butt about the country or the people in it and isn’t qualified to lead this country for one more year, much less four.
Really. Think you can ever forget this?
Nobody forgets that. Nobody lets the names of the folks honored in these ceremonies slip his mind.
Horrible. Not fit to lead.