Friday, September 18, 2009

President Obama Awards His First Military Medal Of Honor

SGT Monti, SGT Lybert, PVT Bradbury, SGT Craig, heroes all, may you rest in peace and may your families and friends be comforted in the knowledge that they are not alone in their grief.

I would like to note that as much as I dislike most of what our President does, I applaud him for the way he handled this. It was excellent. I hope that he really listened to his own words. They can only make him a better person and a better Commander-in-Chief..

24 comments:

Brooke said...

It's about damned time.

I've got no audio at my current location, so I'll have to listen later, but I am glad Obama FINALLY honored someone from the military and their sacrifices.

Pasadena Closet Conservative said...

On rare occasions he acts presidential. This was one of them.

Z said...

I was impressed, too, Average.
I hope he believed what he said because it's anathema to anything he's believed all his life; or seems to be.

Average American said...

Hi guys, thanks for the comments. I have always believed in giving credit where it is due and it was due this time. As I listened to his words and watched his face, I came to believe that he really was impressed with the actions of that day back in 2006. I think he had a glimpse of what true heroes are about, all 16 of our troops that were there.

Debbie said...

Times like this are bitter sweet because we all know what he really thinks about the military. It is only because the military fight for America that Obama can be President, that we still have the freedom that we do.

Deborah F. Hamilton
Right Truth
http://www.righttruth.typepad.com

shoprat said...

Ceremonial duties are the easiest because they are formulaic. Kind of like a teleprompter.

Still this was a worthy moment.

Average American said...

Debbie, while it is certainly true that he does NOT hold the same esteem for our military as I do, I will hang on to my hope that this experience has warmed his heart a few degrees. I think it has.

Shoprat, this was his first time at presenting this most highest of honors and I think he did a great job at it. I also don't think it is possible that the experience didn't affect him at least a little bit.

King of New York Hacks said...

I agree with you Double A, he got a "glimpse" of what true heroes are about..I hope he reflected on those ten minutes so we can see more of these moments.

Average American said...

King, your last post is amazing! IYou were right, I will have to go back and finish it later, I have to go eat before the restaurant closes, but I will go back. When I do, I'll probably link up and send my friends over. Thanks for dropping by.

MK said...

Yes, it is true, we might not support obama and he might be a leftist, but not 100% of what they get up to can be wrong. Good on him for this.

Average American said...

MK, he did well and I hope he has become a better man for it.

WomanHonorThyself said...

no applause from me God bless our troops! been busy..tryin to catch up!:)

Average American said...

I know the feeling Angel. I've been away from the computer for a couple days and I just don't know where to start.

Get It Right said...

It just gets sicker and sicker don't it!

The WordSmith from Nantucket said...

God bless these heroes and their families!

As Michael Medved said in regards to his 9/11 speech (Medved felt it could have been delivered by any president, Democrat or Republican, and that if it had been the latter, we wouldn't be making a fuss), we should applaud Obama for the times when he does things right, or things we can agree with; otherwise, just opposing him simply because of the letter "D" next to his name on all things "Obama"...it certainly won't encourage him if you boo him no matter what he does.

christian soldier said...

I avoid listening to bho - so- trusting you and your takes- I listened...Thank you for the video...our BEST deserve it...
I still don't trust him where are troops are concerned

WomanHonorThyself said...

hope alls well buddy!

Bloviating Zeppelin said...

AA: are you coming back??

BZ

Bloviating Zeppelin said...

For once, kind words; does he mean them or plan to keep them? In my opinion, NO.

BZ

C.H. said...

AA, where have you gone?

BTW, have you seen my new blog address? I'm at wordpress now

Z said...

Where've you BEEN? You're so missed.

z

甜心時刻 said...

以簡單的行為愉悅他人的心靈,勝過千人低頭禱告........................................

開心唷 said...

may the blessing be always with you!! ........................................

Tennessee Nana said...

Well and good BUT! May I ask WHY NO SALUTE BY OBAMA AT MEDAL OF HONOR CEREMONY? Once again the intensely intelligent President Coconut shows his ignorance.
I guess that without a teleprompter to tell him what to do and what to say this presidential wanna-be cannot get anything right.