Obama honored vets today ... of Indonesia

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Obama honored vets today ... of Indonesia
Thu, 11-11-2010 - 8:49pm
Bam AWOL on Vets Day


Last Updated: 7:52 AM, November 11, 2010

Posted: 1:57 AM, November 11, 2010

WASHINGTON -- Today is Veter ans Day. Do you know where your president is?

With his feeble flame of "hope" thoroughly doused here in the United States by last week's elections, President Obama has set out around the globe in search of throngs still enthralled by his flowery rhetoric.

He found them, of course, in Indonesia this week by telling them about how Americans must stop mistrusting Islam.

So that is why your president is halfway around the world instead of being here in the United States to celebrate the sacrifices American soldiers, sailors and airmen have made around the world to keep the real, still-burning flame of freedom alive.

Obama honored our veterans from afar 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.

"When my stepfather was a boy, he watched his own father and older brother leave home to fight and die in the struggle for Indonesian independence," Obama told the audience.

And the White House wonders why so many people think there is something foreign about this guy.

In the same speech, Obama gave voice to a harsh criticism he has heard about freely elected governments.

"Today, we sometimes hear that democracy stands in the way of economic progress," he said.

The shocking statement raises the question: Where has Obama heard this fatuous claim and with whom has he been talking politics?

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.

At least it sounds like Obama is starting to get the message voters sent him last week.


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Registered: 11-13-2009
Fri, 11-12-2010 - 6:59am

Sounds like the guy just has an axe to grind.


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Registered: 03-18-2000
Fri, 11-12-2010 - 8:44am

More "fair & balanced" reporting.:womansurprised:



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Registered: 02-19-2008
Fri, 11-12-2010 - 11:41am

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Registered: 11-11-2010
Fri, 11-12-2010 - 12:30pm

I did see Biden at least laying the wreath at the Tomb of the unknown soldier.

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Registered: 11-13-2009
Fri, 11-12-2010 - 1:44pm
< vets on U.S. veterans day.>>

According to your article, he did.

Weren't you one of the ones outraged that he didn't attend the Boy Scout conference?


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Registered: 11-13-2009
Fri, 11-12-2010 - 1:48pm
<< He always seems to have a look of disgust on his face when he has to do anything regarding the military and his actions seem forced and insincere. >>>

Yeah, right. Haters will see what they want, made up or not, to fit their opinion. That's why they're generally ignored.


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Registered: 03-30-2007
Fri, 11-12-2010 - 2:55pm

:smileyhappy:People who re-incarnate usually have a new name, but same-old-same-old.

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Registered: 04-07-2002
Fri, 11-12-2010 - 3:52pm

And Michelle Obama was in Germany helping to serve dinner to some very surprised US troops....

You do realize that we have troops not only stationed but also buried all over the world? Why would it be necessary to just recognize the ones here in the US? Besides, from what I saw, VP Biden was there.

From the AP:

The Associated Press
updated 11/10/2010 11:55:15 PM ET 2010-11-11T04:55:15


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Registered: 11-11-2010
Fri, 11-12-2010 - 4:17pm
Just because I doubt his sincerity doesn't mean you can call me a "hater". But then again, I realize that the left doesn't like it when their Obamessiah gets criticized in any way, shape, or form. Although they were fine dishing it out with Bush....and still are...with Bush, Sarah Palin, Fox News, etc, etc, etc. ....they sure can't seem to take it without labeling others. The left just LOVES to name call. That's why THEY are generally ignored. ;-)
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Registered: 11-04-2010
Fri, 11-12-2010 - 7:10pm
Yes, I can see that.