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Thread: My first political topic - Subject: Arrogance of The One

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    My first political topic - Subject: Arrogance of The One

    NBC News reports U.S. Army Major General Harold Greene was buried today at Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors, including a caisson, two escort platoons, casket team, firing party, colors team, and a caparisoned horse. The U.S. Army band, “Pershing’s Own,” played softly as the funeral procession made its way down the long hill past the rows of simple white gravestones to bring General Greene to his final resting place. The graveside service began with a few words, followed by a 13-gun salute. The major general’s widow, Dr. Susan Myers, was seated in the front row.

    He was the highest ranking officer killed in combat since Vietnam.



    The One, did not attend. He was golfing.

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    :evil:

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    If more generals were killed, I bet there would be less war.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nifster
    NBC News reports U.S. Army Major General Harold Greene was buried today at Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors, including a caisson, two escort platoons, casket team, firing party, colors team, and a caparisoned horse. The U.S. Army band, “Pershing’s Own,” played softly as the funeral procession made its way down the long hill past the rows of simple white gravestones to bring General Greene to his final resting place. The graveside service began with a few words, followed by a 13-gun salute. The major general’s widow, Dr. Susan Myers, was seated in the front row.

    He was the highest ranking officer killed in combat since Vietnam.

    The One, did not attend. He was golfing.
    I wonder if it was about bad imagery / bad politics, and not disinterest.

    That is, maybe the story gets more coverage and visibility if Obama is there -- highlighting his inability to get the ME issues straightened out (not that they''d be easy for anybody to straighten out....don't ask me how)

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    I don't think that presidents should be attending the funerals of generals or any other members of the military, unless the deceased individual was a personal friend of the president.

    As such, I do not attribute Obama's absence to arrogance or any other personal failing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UCLA
    I don't think that presidents should be attending the funerals of generals or any other members of the military, unless the deceased individual was a personal friend of the president.

    As such, I do not attribute Obama's absence to arrogance or any other personal failing.
    He's the Commander in Chief. With that comes certain responsibilities and duties to care for the men you command. He should be at more funerals, not less.
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    I have to go with ZZ on this one. In fact, even in the corporate world, if someone dies tragically, often bosses and fellow employees go to the funeral. This is a little bigger than that.

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    Agreed. It is his responsibility to go to a general's funeral who was killed in the line of duty. Highest ranking military casualty since Vietnam and the One can spend a couple of hours of his time.

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    What sucks moreso for me is that I am being medically retired from the military and his HIGHNESS will have his name on my retirement certificate....sucks for me.

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    I do not think that attending funerals of military personnel, which are intended to be ceremonies that allow the decedent's family and friends to mourn and begin to recover, is appropriate for a president, unless he was a friend or family. He would be a distraction and an impediment to effective mourning. If a public memorial service is held, then the president's attendance could be appropriate, but I would not consider it a duty.

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