By Gary P Jackson
From Jim Hoft at Gateway Pundit:
Barack Obama made another horrible mistake today.
The president visited the 10th Mountain Division today and congratulated them on their service. Then he told the soldiers that he had given the Medal of Honor to Jared Monti who came back from Iraq alive.
Jared Monti was actually killed in Iraq in 2006.
Hoft pulls this Obama quote from the transcript of the event:
First time I saw 10th Mountain Division, you guys were in southern Iraq. When I went back to visit Afghanistan, you guys were the first ones there. I had the great honor of seeing some of you because a comrade of yours, Jared Monti, was the first person who I was able to award the Medal of Honor to who actually came back and wasn’t receiving it posthumously
As Blackfive reports, Obama is stupid, and made a serious gaffe:
As we all know, SSG Sal Giunta, of the 173rd Airborne, was the first living recipient (2011) of the MOH who fought in Iraq/Afganistan. SFC Jared Monti, 10th Mountain Division, was KIA in Afghanistan in 2006. He was posthumously awarded the MOH by Obama in 2009.
How does the Commander-in-Chief mix these heroes up? He put that medal around Giunta’s neck and he stood with Monti’s parents as they grieved.
Read more here.
The Hayride notes: We Have A Total Dumbass For A President and offers more commentary here.
Being Commander-in-Chief of the finest military on earth is an honor and a privilege. One that Barack Obama does not deserve to enjoy. This incident is even worse than Obama giving a “shout out” to “Dr. Joe Medicine Crow — that Congressional Medal of Honor winner.” at a press conference to talk to the nation about the terror attacks at FT Hood, when a Muslim extremist’s attack left many brave soldiers dead and wounded.
2012 can’t come fast enough.