just in from Andrew Malcolm,
Investor’s Business Daily …..
First Combat Death Of An American General In Decades: (Silence)
President Obama has a habit of issuing
formal statements of sadness upon deaths in the news. Usually
they begin "Michelle and I were saddened…" And they include the
words "our hearts and prayers go out to the families."
Obama does it somewhat more than most modern presidents, especially if the
dead person is an African leader like the president of Gabon. Or the prime minister of Ethiopia. Or the president of Ghana. Or the president of Nigeria. Obama marked the passing
ofVenezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez.He’s been
saddened by the departure of obscure one-term politicians and prominent ones like George McGovern, both Democrats,
as it happens, and
by the death of Arlen Specter, a Republican who
converted to Democrat upon losing a GOP primary.
This president’s been saddened by the
victims of tornadoes and terrorism, by the passing of a poet, the death of an Army general and last week of a Reagan aide who was pro-gun control. Obama also
hailed a deceased Grammy winner. Obama even
felt the need to suggest ways Americans could honor Trayvon Martin, the black Florida teen who died in a sidewalk
confrontation with a neighborhood watchman.
This week, Maj. Gen. Harold Greene became the
military officer to die in the Afghan war. He was assassinated and a dozen others wounded at a
training camp near Kabul
by a man in an Afghan army uniform, the first American general to die in
a combat zone since the Vietnam War. But Obama had nothing to say, issued no
White House statement. Wednesday,
during several public events, including a 40-minute pre-vacation news
conference, the commander-in-chief uttered not a single word about the
violent death of one of only about 200 Army generals.
Strange behavior from someone who so
often pays lip service to the devotion and sacrifice of U.S. military
volunteers and behavior likely to confirm widespread skepticism of the
Democrat’s sincerity… In 13 years, 2,322 Americans have died in Afghanistan,
74% of them during Obama’s five-year presidency. Here’s the real reason for no White House comment:
Afghan soldiers turning on Americans undermine Obama’s entire hasty withdrawal
narrative, that our job is done and Afghans are ready to take on their own
security by year’s end.
Gen. Greene was to begin a two-week
home leave tomorrow.
He planned to take his wife, their grown children and his 85-year-old father to
a pair of Sox games at Fenway
Park. Instead, the family will assemble at Arlington National
Cemetery for the funeral
of the man whose service and sacrifice the Obama White House refused to
Rest In Peace General Greene Thanks to you and your family for your service to our country. It hasn’t gone unnoticed!
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