"I want to thank my Cabinet members and senior administration officials who participated today. I hear that Dr. Joe Medicine Crow was around, and so I want to give a shout out to that Congressional Medal of Honor winner. It’s good to see you."
Obama apparently wrote out his statement concerning the shooting at Fort Hood, but chose to preface the slaughter of American soldiers with a “shout out” that cheapened both the shooting and the Congressional Medal of Honor.
This quotation tells you everything you need to know about how our Commander in Chief feels. There is no event so serious that it cannot be prefaced by a moment of glib hipness, no solemn loss so sacred he will deny himself a moment of wry self-indulgence. Soldiers were killed? Let’s say hi to Joe Medicine Crow first to pimp more Native American votes in 2012.
President Bush used to break into tears when addressing soldiers but was reviled as a cold hearted warmonger by the liberal press. President Obama gives out rounds of virtual fist-bumps to his buds before even mentioning a slaughter of American soldiers and is treated as a Deity by MSNBC.
We desperately need a patriot in the White House as Commander in Chief. Obama has again proved we do not have one.UPDATE: Crow is not a Medal of Honor recipient. As noted by the Congressional Medal of Honor Society:
The Medal of Honor is the highest award for valor in action against an enemy force which can be bestowed upon an individual serving in the Armed Services of the United States. Generally presented to its recipient by the President of the United States of America in the name of Congress, it is often called the Congressional Medal of Honor.
Crow's name is not included on the Society's Medal of Honor recipient list. He was, however, awarded the Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor, in August.Obama, often described as "cerebral" by the mainstream media, should know the difference between the Medal of Honor and the Medal of Freedom, especially since he personally awarded the latter to Crow. Don't expect his blunder to receive wide coverage. It's not something he can blame George Bush for.