President Obama’s remarks a year ago were odd enough leading with an unpresidential and out of touch “shout out,” but for the White House to completely ignore the Ft. Hood anniversary is disturbing.
Obama, though he likes to remind himself that he is the commander-in-chief, has always demonstrated his disdain for our troops and seemingly cannot help it. Ignoring Ft. Hood is just another example.
America lost 14, yes 14, lives that day. The Hill reported:
Meanwhile the Fort Hood shooting anniversary was noted by Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas).There were no statements or Tweets from the White House or Robert Gibbs regarding Ft. Hood. However, Obama did mention, in his statements upon arrival in India, the Mumbai massacre:
“On today’s one year anniversary of the shooting at Fort Hood, my thoughts are with the families who lost loved…,” he said, linking to a statement.Rep. Kay Granger (R-Texas), in a later series of tweets, plugged the Fort Hood Families Benefits Protection Act which treats victims and their families as if they had been in combat action.
President Obama opened his 10-day Asia trip on a somber note Saturday, memorializing the victims of the devastating terror attacks that tore through Mumbai two years ago. “We’ll never forget,” he said.It is eerie that the President has such a repeated disconnect to Americans, the military, and is continually seen as unsympathetic, cold, uncaring, and tone deaf when it comes to his own country, but when overseas his heart pours out.
We, though, will never forget the Ft. Hood victims:
Lt. Col. Juanita L. Warman, 55
Maj. Libardo Caraveo, 52
Capt. John P. Gaffaney, 54
Capt. Russell Seager, 41
Staff Sgt. Justin Decrow, 32
Sgt. Amy Krueger, 29
Spc. Jason Hunt, 22
Spc. Frederick Greene, 29
Pfc. Aaron Nemelka, 19
Pfc. Michael Pearson, 22
Spc. Kham Xiong, 23
Pvt. Francheska Velez, 21 and her unborn child
Mr. Michael Cahill, 62Reprinted from Big Peace