Obama on first combat death of an American general in decades: (Silence)


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Obama on first combat death of an American general in decades: (Silence) by Andrew Malcolm – Investors.com
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U.S. Army / Maj. Gen. Harold Greene
U.S. Army / Maj. Gen. Harold Greene

President Obama has a habit of issuing formal statements of sadness upon deaths in the news. Usually they begin “Michelle and I were saddened…” And they include the words “our hearts and prayers go out to the families.”

Obama does it somewhat more than most modern presidents, especially if the dead person is an African leader like the president of Gabon. Or the prime minister of Ethiopia. Or the president of Ghana. Or the president of Nigeria.

Obama marked the passing of Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez. He’s been saddened by the departure of obscure one-term politicians and prominent ones like George McGovern, both Democrats, as it happens. And by the death of Arlen Specter, a Republican who converted to Democrat upon losing a GOP primary.

This president’s been saddened by the victims of tornadoes and terrorism, by the passing of a poet, the death of an Army general and last week of a Reagan aide who was pro-gun control. Obama also hailed a deceased Grammy winner.


Obama even felt the need to suggest ways Americans could honor Trayvon Martin, the black Florida teen who died in a sidewalk confrontation with a neighborhood watchman.

This week, Maj. Gen. Harold Greene became the highest-ranking U.S. military officer to die in the Afghan war. He was assassinated and a dozen others wounded at a training camp near Kabul by a man in an Afghan army uniform, the first American general to die in a combat zone since the Vietnam War.

But Obama had nothing to say, issued no White House statement. Wednesday during several public events, including a 40-minute pre-vacation news conference, the commander-in-chief uttered not a single word about the violent death of one of only about 200 Army generals.

Strange behavior from someone who so often pays lip service to the devotion and sacrifice of U.S. military volunteers and behavior likely to confirm widespread skepticism of the Democrat’s sincerity.

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