The President honored our veterans by laying a wreath during a ceremony at an Army base in South Korea last night.
That is a distance from here matched only by the chasm that has opened up between him and the voters who elected him two years ago.
This aloofness of his really is becoming a problem.
Not that Obama doesn’t appreciate the sacrifices of veterans. He absolutely does. Just ask the Indonesians.
He was in Jakarta for their Heroes Day this week to honor their veterans “who have sacrificed on behalf of this great country.”
“This great country,” of course, being Indonesia.
Today, we sometimes hear that democracy stands in the way of economic progress.”
Hunt wonders where Obama might have heard “this fatuous claim and with whom has he been talking politics”?
Well, MSNBC, where they talk openly of violent revolution, is the President’s cable news network of choice. He also made some interesting new friends in India.
Thankfully, your president tepidly disputed this calumny against democracy, but the alarming questions remain. He went on to tell the Indonesians, “Democracy is messy.”
“Not everyone likes the results of every election. You go through ups and downs,” he said.
Thanks to Democracy,
Socialism “economic progress” will have to wait.
ISW is announcing their award-winning documentary, The Surge: the Untold Story, which will air twice on The Military Channel’s Veterans Day weekend television special. You can watch live or set your DVR to The Military Channel on Friday, November 12th at 10:30 PM EST or Saturday, November 13th at 1:30 AM EST.
The Surge: the Untold Story, winner of The Military Channel Documentary Award at the 2010 G.I. Film Festival, offers a look into the real story of the troop surge in Iraq, as told by top U.S. military commanders, policymakers, and troops on the ground. Never-before-seen interviews with General David Petraeus, General Raymond Odierno, Ambassador Ryan Crocker and General Nasier Abadi (Iraq), among others, move the story beyond Washington politics to explore how a failing mission was transformed into one of the most successful military operations in a generation of war fighting.
This documentary honors the sacrifice, courage and ingenuity of the military personnel who confronted nearly impossible circumstances, but found success through their dedication and hard work.
* The Surge: the Untold Story airing on The Military Channel
* Friday, November 12, 2010, 10:30 PM EST
* Saturday, November 13, 2010, 1:30 AM EST
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