June 24, 2011

Today in "imagine if he were a Republican"

Dude, of all things to screw up:

President Obama got his Medal of Honor recipients mixed up today, accidentally referring to a posthumous recipient as alive.

Speaking in upstate New York to troops at Fort Drum Thursday, the president was remembering the times he spent with the US Army’s 10th Mountain Division.

“Throughout my service, first as a senator and then as a presidential candidate and then as a president, I’ve always run into you guys,” Obama said. “And for some reason it’s always in some rough spots.”

“First time I saw the 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.

Jared Monti was killed in Afghanistan on June 21, 2006. He was awarded the Medal of Honor posthumously, September 17, 2009. (Link.)

Now, just imagine the field day the MSM would have if this was George W. Bush, Dan Quayle, Ronald Reagan, or just about any other Republican who was a favorite target and widely regarded as a "dunce."


Posted by Hube at June 24, 2011 11:00 AM | TrackBack

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