Leadership and Respect

(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Early on Thursday morning, President Barack Obama demonstrated leadership and respect for the troops under his command when he solemnly greeted the arriving caskets of fallen soldiers from Afghanistan. Something former President George W. Bush never had the decency to do.

  4 comments for “Leadership and Respect

  1. Steve
    October 30, 2009 at 11:02 am

    Nice move on the President’s part. Now if only you guys would stop giving him a free pass on issues like this;

    http://blog.newsweek.com/blogs/declassified/archive/2009/10/29/obama-secrecy-watch-full-intelligence-briefings-would-step-on-executive-prerogatives.aspx

  2. karen
    October 31, 2009 at 1:29 am

    Leadership? They are dead. The deceased soldiers wouldn’t know if he was there or not. Maybe President Obama feels a little guilty for dragging his feet on sending more troops to help? This is nothing more then a photo op.

    The Taliban is truly taking advantage of our President’s leadership.
    When will President Obama make a decision on OEF! Since he took office this year, the number of U.S. casualties has almost doubled from those of 2008.
    http://www.icasualties.org/OEF/
    Either send more troops or get them the hell out. How many more have to die?

    BTW, Bush chose to personally visit the families of the deceased and the wounded troops WITHOUT the cameras.

  3. Steve
    October 31, 2009 at 3:57 pm

    Karen,

    Well since you brought up Bush…

    How about the infamous “Mission Accomplished” appearance? Convince us THAT wasn’t a photo op.

  4. karen
    October 31, 2009 at 7:40 pm

    I didn’t bring up Bush. Chris did with his last statement. And I agree that was a Bush photo op.
    Right now many of us are extremely concerned about our loved ones over there.

    http://www.ocregister.com/articles/washington-conference-necessary-2630319-troops-military

    He needs to make a decision NOW!

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