Sunday, August 14, 2011

Obama Disrespects Seal Team Six in Their Dignified Transfer

I'm lucky I even heard about this.  I went back to do a little research about the Picture of the Day that the White House released of Obama saluting the fallen Seal Team Six during their Dignified Transfer and had a great deal of trouble finding anything.  It may be my search terms but I tried several and almost nothing came up.

The remains of 30 Americans who were shot down in Afghanistan arrived at Dover Air Force Base last Tuesday in what the military is calling Dignified Transfer.  Obama rushed - from another vacation or party - to the base for a photo op.  The Pentagon banned media coverage and 19 of the 30 families said they did not want any pictures taken.  Obama, not to be swayed, made sure there was a photographer with him and published the photo anyway.

There are two issues here.  First Obama completely disrespected the brave servicemen by ignoring the wishes of their families and the Pentagon.  I know he is the Commander and Chief and can over ride the Pentagon but what a lack of class and decorum.  Second, the MSM pretty much has ignored the whole episode.  I can understand the second point with the MSM because there is just so much that Obama is messing up it is difficult for them to report all of it but the first point it unforgivable.

To make matters worse, the White House argued the picture was released "in the interest of transparency."  A  laughable claim especially when considering how they govern and jam their policies down our throats.

The man has no respect for the military but is desperate to use them to advance his image.  See the killing of OBL and now this situation.

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