Thursday, August 11, 2011
Obama Slaps the Gold Star Families in the Face
After hearing about using Hollywood and taking political advantage of the military to attempt to win a second term, Obama is creating a stir with the Gold Star families of the Navy SEALs who were killed in last weekend's helicopter crash in Afghanistan. The majority of the families asked that photos not be released of the receiving ceremony at Dover Air Force Base, yet pictures of the event were released, against their wishes.
The White House is claiming they didn't release pictures of the flag draped coffins, so they think the criticism in unfounded. The fact that he's even taking pictures here and likely to use them in 2012 campaign material is highly distasteful. Mourning of our brave military members should be done in private and away from the cameras, as President Bush has done many times. It's almost like he needs to run in front of a camera to prove what he's doing. It's all very shallow and quite transparent, especially to the families of those lost, who by his actions, he's hurting all over again.