Good God: Parents of Fallen SEAL Members got FORM LETTERS From Obama – Not Even Personally Signed By Him

My disgust for this abysmal “Commander in Chief” is so off the charts it can not be measured quantifiably.

On August 6, 2011, in an accident many say should never have happened, 30 US service members were killed in a CH-47 Chinook helicopter crash in the  Wardak province, Afghanistan. It is considered a breach of standard operating procedure to put a huge team of special ops into a National Guard Chinook. The operational procedures are designed to avoid losses like this. The families of these soldiers have not only never received an explanation for this breach. They didn’t even get so much as a handwritten letter of condolence from the President.

Gateway Pundit (link fixed) has the exclusive from Tampa:

It was the deadliest single loss for U.S. forces in the decade-long war in Afghanistan. 17 members of the elite Navy SEALs were killed in the crash.

Yesterday, Karen and Billy Vaughn, parents of Aaron Carson Vaughn, spoke at the Defending the Defenders forum sponsored by the Tea Party Patriots outside the RNC Convention in Tampa. Karen brought a copy of the form letter they were sent following their son’s death.

It was a form letter:

It was signed by an electric pen.

After Karen Vaughn reached out to the parents of the other SEALs killed in that crash, she discovered that their letters were identical.

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This excellent 12/2008 Washington Times article about how Bush and  Cheney comforted troops privately bears repeating: EXCLUSIVE: Bush, Cheney comforted troops privately:

For much of the past seven years, President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney have waged a clandestine operation inside the White House. It has involved thousands of military personnel, private presidential letters and meetings that were kept off their public calendars or sometimes left the news media in the dark.

Their mission: to comfort the families of soldiers who died fighting in Afghanistan and Iraq since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and to lift the spirits of those wounded in the service of their country.

On Monday, the president is set to make a more common public trip – with reporters in tow – to Walter Reed Army Medical Center, home to many of the wounded and a symbol of controversy earlier in his presidency over the quality of care the veterans were receiving.

But the size and scope of Mr. Bush’s and Mr. Cheney’s private endeavors to meet with wounded soliders and families of the fallen far exceed anything that has been witnessed publicly, according to interviews with more than a dozen officials familiar with the effort.

“People say, ‘Why would you do that?’” the president said in an Oval Office interview with The Washington Times on Friday. “And the answer is: This is my duty. The president is commander in chief, but the president is often comforter in chief, as well. It is my duty to be – to try to comfort as best as I humanly can a loved one who is in anguish.”

Mr. Bush, for instance, has sent personal letters to the families of every one of the more than 4,000 troops who have died in the two wars, an enormous personal effort that consumed hours of his time and escaped public notice.

The task, along with meeting family members of troops killed in action, has been so wrenching – balancing the anger, grief and pride of families coping with the loss symbolized by a flag-draped coffin – that the president often leaned on his wife, Laura, for emotional support

“I lean on the Almighty and Laura,” Mr. Bush said in the interview. “She has been very reassuring, very calming.”

Mr. Bush also has met privately with more than 500 families of troops killed in action and with more than 950 wounded veterans, according to White House spokesman Carlton Carroll. Many of those meetings were outside the presence of the news media at the White House or at private sessions during official travel stops, officials said.

The Obamas on the other hand, very ostentatiously had the White House  Christmas trees decorated with military themes, last year, (their last Christmas in the White House before the election) to show their  support for the troops – so there’s that.
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Ace posts a star commenter’s incisive quip:

Yup:

“As an acknowledgement of your []son’s []daughter’s supreme sacrifice, you may have already won a dinner and photograph with Barack and Michelle.”

By Cicero.

 

UPDATE:

It gets worse….

Hoft again: Obama Sent Personal Letter of Condolence to Rappers Family. Sent Form Letter to Families of Fallen SEALs @gatewaypundit

 

23 Responses to “Good God: Parents of Fallen SEAL Members got FORM LETTERS From Obama – Not Even Personally Signed By Him”

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  2. andycanuck Says:

    Signing too many letters screws with your golf club grip.

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  3. 7HEAVENS Says:

    The very worst thing Obama did to stab out troops in the back was to pull out of Iraq and let it revert to madness again – AFTER we had already stabilized the country. It was meant to serve as a shining example of what democracy and freedom could be in the middle east. Instead – Obama made certain we left with our tails between our legs in defeat – even after we had won. And showed the Islaimc world we are not a trustworthy partner and can be conquered.

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  4. jakee308 Says:

    I’m surprised he didn’t ask for a contribution.

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  5. Jim_InfoProfessor Says:

    This makes me so sad. Just shameful.
    Sorry, I hope I am not being racist by saying that.

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  6. ORPO1 Says:

    Repugnant. Beyond Repugnant.
    This man is the “leader of the free world?”
    Worthless scum bag.

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  7. nicedeb Says:

    Huh? All of the form letters were the same with identical signatures. Check the link.

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  8. Not Likely Says:

    The signatures aren’t even remotely identical. Use your eyes.

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  9. crosspatch Says:

    I think the giveaway was when the letters started with:

    Dear Mr. and Mrs. SEAL …

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  10. nicedeb Says:

    Not Likely :
    Oh, this does make him look bad, doesn’t it? The “Truth Team” is on the case!
    The signatures are near identical, and you’re a pathetic hack. SCOAMF uses an electric pen for signing bills, so why would you even doubt this? When has he ever shown an ounce of real compassion for the troops (when he’s not calling them corpses or getting their names wrong?)
    No one expects him to be as classy as GW Bush, but don’t you think he could have managed to personally write some letters to the families of fallen troops who died in this singularly devastating and completely avoidable crash?

    Btw, via Petercat at Flopping Aces:

    http://floppingaces.net/most_wanted/good-god-parents-of-fallen-seal-members-got-form-letters-from-obama/

    …modern electronic pens will vary each signature a little bit. The person being imitated submits several signatures, and the program changes each signature, keeping within the variation range of the originals. In extreme cases, which I would assume includes POTUS, care is taken to collect signatures at different times of day and during different frames of mind, such as relaxed, anxious, etcetera. This gives the greatest variation in the reproductions, and the best imitation of authenticity. Which pretty much sums up this presidency.

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  14. sulli159 Says:

    He should not even have access to the Seal’s name and addresses; maybe he wants to turn them over to his buddies in the Muslim Brotherhood aka Al Qeada. Taliban…what’s the difference…………..

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