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Discussion in 'Politics' started by LadyEagle, Oct 10, 2012.
Shows where his priorities are as CIC.
Of course he did. Who would have to time to actually write a letter between golf games, The View, and Letterman?
Did he at least personally sign them, or did the robo-pen have the honor?
Are we really supposed to expect the President to hand write and sign hundreds of letters a year to fallen soldier's parents?
What did George W. Bush do?
Bush hand wrote them.
Do you have a link proving this? I find it hard to believe. There were over 3,000 troops killed in Iraq alone.
I am aggravated I cannot find the story. I read it on another source this morning about the same story. They were making a comparison of the two briefly in their report. I started to post it but didnt. I cannot remember which one it was.
ITL- With respect, there's a difference between the expectation of a busy man hand-writing a letter and personally signing one...especially when the number of condolence notes are as few per day as they are. (I do not mean to sound cold-hearted.)
Here you go
Maybe Bush and Cheney felt guilty that all those kids died as a direct result of all their lies?
Compassionate warmongers? Right.
I think the Washington Times is spinning a yarn. Hey maybe the people at the Washington Times were feeling a little remorse over their part in spreading Bush and Cheney's lies and feel partly responsible for getting all those kids killed.
I doubt that too. Makes for good copy though.
Bush had all kinds of spare time while Cheney was running the country.
Why is this even an issue?
Did General/President Washington write personal letters to the families of every man who fell during the Revolution?
Did Lincoln write to the families of the Yankees who died during the Civil War?
How about Presidents Wilson, Roosevelt and Truman during WWI and II?
How about Johnson during our "police action" in Vietnam?
But I'm supposed to believe that Obama is somehow less of a president because he didn't do something the great majority of presidents before him didn't do?
Ya'll can come up with better stuff to complain about, can't you???
The people who are hurt by this and complaining about this are the parents of those soldiers who were killed under this Commander in Chief. And, yes, obama does use the robopen for signature.
Perhaps if you had a son or daughter killed in action, you would feel differently.
Perhaps the families of these service people simply expect to much. And with all due respect to those who serve, remind me again, do we not have an all volunteer armed forces in this country? Do they not understand the risks before they join? Just what good would a "personal handwritten" letter from the President do anyone? If they(men and families) haven't accepted the challenge and risks of being a service person in this country the recieving such a letter isn't going to magically fix their sorrow when one dies.
I personally think expecting such a thing is a dishonor to the service person. They were proud to serve and die for us, but their families can only be proud if they recieve their "due" of a presidential letter? I don't think so.
My personal belief is that it is the local community who should honor their dead service people for they are the ones who are closest and best able to help the families through the aftermath. Letters are just pieces of paper.
I am deeply offended, as disabled combat veteran, by this president and some of the posts in this thread. There are none so blind as those who refuse to see.
Yeah we could be complaining about how the democratic and republican parties are united in their efforts to keep arming Islamic extremists.
But so far I'm the only one. You'd think everyone would be up in arms about it. Guess no matter what they may have said about Obama arming Islamic extremists in the past now suddenly they're okay with the idea because one of their own has pledged his support for Islamic extremism.
Funny how they all got so silent about being against arming Islamic extremists after they found their republicrat nominee approved of it.
All I can say is wow!
I agree 100%. The vast majority here never served one day, and those who did, very few were in combat. Thanks for risking your life. Carpro is also a combat veteran. Salty is a veteran, not sure if he is a combat one or not. The point is, lots of posts are made about freedom and liberty on this board by posters who have no idea what the price is besides waving a flag at a 4th of July parade, or making some patronizing remark from the pulpit.