Unbelievable: Look at where Obama was during the funeral of Major General Greene



A true hero died for our country, and his funeral was on Thursday. The President and Vice President chose not to attend.

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What was so important that kept Obama from the funeral? Golf at Martha’s Vineyard, of course.

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    From Biz Pac Review:

    Many Americans were disappointed in the lack of White House presence at this week’s funeral for the highest-ranking officer killed in combat since Vietnam.

    Major General Harold Greene, the 2-star general killed in Afghanistan August 5, was laid to rest Thursday at Arlington National Cemetery, according to myfoxdc.com.

    It was a beautiful service that was only missing one important attendee:

    The President of the United States.

    Also missing were the vice president and the secretary of defense.

    Photos of the service, posted on the internet from news services all over the globe, showed a riderless horse, the general’s children touching the casket and the flag presented to his widow by Army Chief of Staff General Ray Odierno.

    Keep reading…

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    • Mary Kirkley Ellis

      Actually, I’m glad he wasn’t there. He doesn’t have an ounce of respect in his body and if he had been there it would have been all about him. His family deserves better than that.

      • BA94TA

        I would rather him be on a golf course than disrespecting another great man by taking selfies during his funeral.

      • Jim Keskeny

        This POS is commander in chief only when there is a photo op and it benefits him.When the seals were getting Osama it did not take long for that sad photo of obozo in the war room ,looking all concerned to be released.I feel bad for those who serve and have to follow this fools lead.

        • xxxtreeem

          Yes.. clearly.. Clearly would not have benefited him to show up here… now he just has you Trolls to spread some more garbage…

          • Jim Keskeny

            Hardly garbage when its true.The truth hurts and thats why you had to respond.This POS thinks of no one but himself and his golf games.TY to the morons who created this 6 year mess.

          • TheLight

            You are an idiot. When a high ranking military official dies, it is incumbent on the President to be there.

            • xxxtreeem

              “Five seconds on the Google tells us…
              General Greene, a former leader at Aberdeen Proving Ground who was shot to death last week in Afghanistan, was laid to rest during a somber ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery.
              His wife, retired Col. Sue Myers, and their son, Lt. Matthew J. Greene, saluted his flag-draped coffin as a howitzer fired a 13-gun salute.

              The burial followed a private memorial service attended by 800 mourners, many in uniform, at Joint Base Myers-Henderson Hall.”
              The Baltimore Sun

            • Bob Shuttleworth

              The White House sent Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to Maj. General Green’s funeral. Also attending, at the President’s request, were Broderick Johnson, chairman of the My Brother’s Keeper Task Force, an Obama initiative to empower boys and men of color., Marlon Marshall, deputy director of the White House Office of Public Engagement, and Heather Foster, an adviser for the office.

            • GreeneGhost

              No, that is decidedly untrue and you cannot provide any documentation for such protocol.

            • jedipunk

              http://www.ijreview.com/2014/08/168636-guess-president-vice-president-2-star-general-laid-rest/

              Excerpt: Just to summarize the facts in this convoluted affair: Hagel did attend the Greene funeral. Obama and Biden did not. Nixon did not attend the Dillard funeral, and Bush did not attend the Maude funeral. There is no “tradition” of presidential attendance at generals’ funerals that Obama “bucked.” The Hagel misinformation (passed on erroneously by me) came from Drachenberg’s tweet, amplified in the Legal Insurrection post. The Nixon and Bush misinformation was a deliberate falsehood spread by Davis.

            • Andy

              More bullshit. Get some real facts.

            • jedipunk

              Those are the facts. Col. Davis who tweeted that Obama bucked tradition also tweeted: My fallacy tweet (Nixon & Bush didn’t attend funerals) retweeted 225+ times by #Obama haters w/out checking “facts.”

              Here is a link: https://twitter.com/ColMorrisDavis/status/500994324738629632

            • acktroll

              Please post a credible link to support that claim.

            • StopBeingSheep

              You’re the idiot cause this is not true. Maj. Gen. John A.B. Dillard — last U.S. general killed in combat — who died when his helicopter was shot down in Vietnam on May 12, 1970 and Lt. Gen. Timothy Maude, who was killed in the September 11, 2001, terrorist attack on the Pentagon. Neither Nixon nor Bush attended their funerals. Just more proof that people see and pay attention to what they want without looking at the true merits and true downfalls of Presidents. So, I guess these two Presidents sucked as much as Obama?

            • figplucker

              Nixon was a little busy with this tiff he had with a hotel… and September 11th wasn’t combat. It was murder.. and TOO many people died on that day for the President to attend…. it transcended one man. You’re the sheep

            • consneverwork

              Now that’s sounds just like a republican; the most despicable people in the country. They can ALWAYS find an exception that makes it OK for them to do what they say is awful in others. Shameless f*****g hypocrites. See: GOP Congressman, pro-lifer, tells mistress ‘get an abortion’

            • consneverwork

              Yeah, like Nixon had it “happen to him.” What a POS he was.

            • Billy L. Nelson

              Check your facts, Nixon attended MG Dillard’s funeral and Pres Bush attended LTG Maude’s funeral.

            • Andy

              Bullshit. Several other sources claim otherwise.

        • acktroll

          And I bet you would have joined the choir of outraged complaints had the President in fact attended the funeral. It’s so predictable. ” Look at him showing up to get attention” “OMG would you believe he jetted to the funeral on the Airforce 1 on taxpayer money””Who does he think he is, showing up at the funeral like that. Does he think a 2 star general is more worth than all the other fallen soldiers???” Wa wa wa!!!!

          • Jim Keskeny

            Wrong Loser.This POS does not know the difference and neither do you.

            • GreeneGhost

              Apparently, you actually know even less. Unless the late general were a close, personal friend of the President, his funeral would not be an occasion for ANY president to attend.

            • Jim Keskeny

              Of course you seem to know so much more than I “green ghost”.So much in fdact that you are too ashamed to use your real name and photo.LOL.In other words your opinion is as hollow as you are.

            • GreeneGhost

              I did not offer an opinion.

            • Jim Keskeny

              Sorry but your criticism them is as hollow as you are.I am not the coward you are hiding behind false names.Keep on hiding loser.

            • acktroll

              Are you 5 years old? I think that’s when name calling is used when you run out of something intelligent to say

            • Jim Keskeny

              Sorry Loser.I said all I had to say and it wasn’t enuff to convince you that obozo is a detested POS by servicemen.If I am 5 or 55 I still feel the same way.

        • robertinsa Texas

          I was a corpsman in the Navy when Reagan was president. Having my formative years witnessing the debacles of Nixon . . & then Carter. I was none too impressed with either party. The first time I voted was for him & he gave us real hope, not the empty rhetoric, like now. He knew that the “P” was silent in the word corpsman & there are 50 states. He made the military proud to serve during his presidency. Not like an inconvenience & a chore to have to be dealt with. Juxtapose Reagan’s speeches with the guy in there now & you’ll see what I mean.

          • Jim Keskeny

            I think you are correct Robert.You can see the polite little golf claps they give obozo and the loud cheers they gave bush.As you say this POS hates the military and just wants to use his presidency to golf.

          • consneverwork

            That’s your opinion, and I strongly oppose. I remember the 3 Beirut bombings, the first of which blew up our embassy. Reagan did NOTHING. Americans were killed and no security was increased. When Reagan was asked why, he said it’s like getting your kitchen remodeled, it’s never quick enough. Glad this CIC wasn’t too tired to forget the number of states since he went to bed at 8 every night. You might notice also that there were ZEEERO investigations in the face of the tragedy and together with the tragedy, no one in the other party blamed him — like you clowns do now. So juxtapose what Obama has to deal with now and what the Saint had to deal with then. In addition, within 3 months, Mr. Reagan allowed 241 Marines to be slaughtered in their beds like sitting ducks — the security at the barracks so lax that a truck carrying such powerful bombs tore the face off of that huge building. On his watch, 241 service people, major incompetence, no hearings, juxtapose this, you POS cons, knowing the danger, no congressional witch hunts, no blaming the President, the democrats, the real patriots, blamed the terrorists, not the president. No calls for impeachment. So the great coward, cuts and runs. Osama bin Laden saw this cut and run and noted America had become stupid and lazy and scared. So lest you think your beloved Reagan was so wonderful, there are many americans who feel the way I do. He was also the freak who started the precedent of negotiating with terrorists — twice — trying to keep that lie a secret, too, you losers. Iran Contra was another mess we were never allowed to know the full extent of. I don’t believe the military worships people like Reagan; he cares nothing for their lives and people like him avoid military service at all costs. Besides, Reagan got a free ride for a long time because he was almost killed less than 20 years after JFK was murdered, and the country was still grieving.

        • Gregory Reynolds

          Funny Jim you should say that. When those seals were getting Osama they were doing it at the direction of the President and only his orders and they were happy to be serving under him to have gotten those orders since the previous President decided waging war against Iraq was more important then an all out hunt and capture/kill of Osama where he was known at that time to be either Afghanistan or Pakistan. Now about the Presidents golfing and vacations for that matter. At this time he has taken 1/3 the vacations that his predecessor took at the same time in his presidency and he actually took a partial vacay then came back for a few days then returned to his vacation. GW Bush went on vacation for 5 weeks straight and one of those times was when 911 happened.

          • Jim Keskeny

            Funny Gregory you should say that .I stand by my statement.Obozo is NOT RESPECTED by service men.

            • consneverwork

              Where is your proof, since most people in the military are democrats. Most cons are chickenhawks. Check the website.

            • Jim Keskeny

              Yawn,this is so over with.I stand by my statement.

        • Bob Shuttleworth

          The White House sent Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to his funeral. also attending, at the President’s request, were Broderick Johnson, chairman of the My Brother’s Keeper Task Force, an Obama initiative to empower boys and men of color., Marlon Marshall, deputy director of the White House Office of Public Engagement, and Heather Foster, an adviser for the office.

          That is verified, photographed, eye witnessed FACT. What trash bin did you get your information out of.

          • Jim Keskeny

            So you’re saying obozo did not go?Thanks.I’m sure his golfing buddies enjoyed the company of the fool.

            • Bob Shuttleworth

              He sent a representative, The Secretary of Defense, Second highest only to himself as Commander-In Chief – The article lied about that didn’t it. Said he wasn’t there either. By their haughty notice I can only assume that they thought the SOD should have been the person to be there, and gee – he actually was.

              Oh, and by the way, Obama IS the President of the United States, twice elected by the will of the People of the United States. Show some respect for the office, if nothing else. Millions of us showed respect for his predecessor, even when he was selling our economy down the tubes, and sending thousands of American service men and women to their deaths in two unnecessary wars. Remember that Bin Laden WAS NOT in Afghanistan, and there were NO WMDs in Iraq. So what did over 4000 Americans die for? Why did tens of thousands come back with Physical and mental injuries, many of them permanent? But I still respected the Office of the President. But NO, all you and your self-centered, myopic crowd want to do is find fault in anything and everything, Simply because The President is a Democrat named Barack Hussein Obama, under whose administration we have put the economy back on the right track, under whose leadership we have ended our involvement in the two longest wars in our nations history. Under whose leadership we are pushing back the evil forces of ISIS without endangering any of our ground soldiers, and so far none of our air forces either. Please take your biased disrespect and shove where all such things should be shoved.

              Oh, and one more tidbit for you to choke on – At this point in the GWB presidency he had already taken over three times the vacation days as has President Obama, Plus the American taxpayer was paying out the nose for 24/7/365 security around his 1700+ acre ranch in Waco, Texas, whether he was there or not. Obama doesn’t have a vacation retreat. I wonder how much have we saved saved on that alone?

            • Jim Keskeny

              So after all this blather you are saying obozo did not go??He is still the idiot who is not respected by any service man.

            • Bob Shuttleworth

              How long did you serve? I spent 10 years in the Marines and I do respect him. This BS about having sent the top representative instead of going him,self is smoke and mirrors. Had he gone you would have been claiming disrespect to the General because he had not served in the military. Just like when he met coffins being unloaded from Afghanistan and Iraq . Your side was screaming disrespect towards those soldiers when he saluted them. You can’t have it both ways.

            • Jim Keskeny

              Shove your crap shuttleworth.MOST service personal detest this PoS, and will never respect him.GET OVER IT.YOUY are in the minority big time if you do.Christ I’m tired of arguing with mental midgets.

            • Bob Shuttleworth

              Obviously you are one of those armchair warriors who talks big and does nothing but complain. When faced with real facts you attack the informer because you know that your arguments are BS. I’ve put my life on the line, what have you done?

              As far as approvals take a hard look at what the American people thought about your hero, GWB, at this point in His presidency. It was less than 30%. So your choices are nothing to brag about either, at least Obama is well above 40%.

            • Jim Keskeny

              Still more blah blah blah.Obozo is and always will be thought of as the worst president ever.Get over it.

            • Bob Shuttleworth

              George Jr. left us while the Job Market was losing over 840,000 jobs each month, George Jr left us with a stock market in free-fall, George Jr. left us with unprecedented housing foreclosures, George Jr. left us with an economy on the verge of complete collapse. George Jr. Left us immersed in two wars, begun on lies (No WMDs and Bin Laden wasn’t in Afghanistan.) that would cost over 4,000 American lives and would leave tens of thousands of American Servicemen and Women with mental and physical injuries, many of them permanent.

              And yet you have the gall to say that Obama is our worst president? Under Obama’s leadership, Employment has returned to Pre-2007 levels, Under Obama the Stock Market it at record highs, Under Obama our economy has been steadily improving in all sectors, Under Obama foreclosures are back at Pre-Bush Jr. levels. Under Obama we have extricated ourselves from those two wars that were costing thousands of American lives, and costing millions of American dollars each and every minute our troops were on the ground,.

              Now, Mr.Keskeny, I can be easily persuaded that Barack Obama may not be the greatest President that this nation has ever had, but he is far from the worst.

            • Jim Keskeny

              I don’t have to convince you.The polls say he is and I agree.

        • Jay

          Please tell us how many funerals for military personnel George W. Bush attended? You’d think it would be quite a few as he was responsible for so many.

          • Jim Keskeny

            I wish I could tell you jay.Those who join the service enter knowing they may have to see combat.If all you want out of the military is an education then f@ck you.
            I still know that as many as YOU say he was responsible for,he was and still is MORE respected by those who have /do serve.obozo is respected by no one.

      • Steve Orpin

        Amen to that! Just in case, I might want to put in my will that the Manchurian Candidate NOT be allowed at my funeral!

    • Red Ryder

      Obama would have been out of place. He is NOT a man of honor – he doesn’t know what that means. God Bless America

    • Matthew Meindl

      This is wrong on SO MANY levels for the COMMANDER IN CHIEF to ignore and disrespect a high ranking official who paid the ultimate price in service to our country under his command. There is no excuse for entertaining himself at this time (not called away on matters more important to the country).

      • Don Moore

        HE HAS NO RESPECT FOR FLAG COUNTRY VETS SERVICE PEOPLE OR THE CITIZENS WHAT DOES IT TAKE FOR EVERYONE TO SEE THIS MY DEEPEST REGRETS TO GEN GREEN FAMILY

        • Charlie

          Bush did not attend a single soldiers funeral. Were you guys this upset at Bush? And you wonder why you are called racists.

          • Jess

            I’m sorry, who brought up race with regards to this issue?

            • Charlie

              I did. It’s not something you get to ignore away. Not talking about it doesn’t make it not exist. In fact, it does quite the opposite.

            • Bob Shuttleworth

              Obama sent the top Military person, the Secretary of defense, to attend the funeral, along with several other representatives. So Obviously he didn’t ignore it.

            • Charlie

              I’d love to hear if you’ve got a better explanation for why it was perfectly fine for Bush to take far more vacation time and attend far less funerals, but its not okay for Obama?

          • Kevin Uberti

            What does this whole conversation have to do with racism…..nothing…your a MORON

            • Charlie

              A bunch of white people are extremely upset that our black President didn’t attend a soldiers funeral because he was on vacation. When our President was white, he took triple the vacation time and didn’t attend a single funeral and none of you were upset. Racism? Maybe. Hypocrisy. Definitely.

        • carl43m

          you are sick–so much hatred–try listening to someone other than Limbaugh or fox news. How can anyone with even half a brain make the comments you make? Thanks goodness for all the people that voted for the guy twice–despite all the venom and hatred of [people like yourself.

      • Dan Williams

        Yes, but this is par for the course with the obamaregime. We really should not expect different from what he has shown himself to be.
        People will remember this when usurperobama’s carcass is kicked into a ditch for the carrion birds.

      • Charlie

        http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwashingtonexaminer.com%2Ftwitter-obama-and-the-gen.-harold-greene-funeral-hoax%2Farticle%2F2552095&h=GAQHWLw72

        Also, Bush did not attend a single soldiers funeral. Were you guys this upset at Bush? And you wonder why you are called racists.

        • Tyrone

          Why does it always go to the race card. Not one word was said about race. I was and am willing to lay my life down for this country. Just not OUR government. How about you? Charlie.

          • Charlie

            You don’t have to be talking about racism to be committing it. The card always gets played because people are always being racist. The reality is that racism is very much alive in this country and the disrespect for our President is predominantly based upon that. In fact, the racism of the people is the most important political tool for Republicans at the moment. Which is why you see articles like this one. Obama has taken less vacation time than any President in recent history, yet he is attacked endlessly every time he does. Bush did not attend a single soldiers funerals (NOT ONE SINGLE FUNERAL), but you didn’t see articles like this about him. How do you explain that? I am all for being critical of the President, but only when its a valid criticism. You won’t see valid criticisms on this website though. This website is where the uninformed come to criticize Obama for things that every President does. This article is proof of that.

            • acktroll

              Clue:The use of the phrase “Race Card”. It seems to me the people who pull that particular wording out of the hat, are indeed, SURPRISE! Racist! There is no “Race Card”. There is racism, or there is the lack of racism.

            • Charlie

              OR the people who constantly deny that it exists when we all know it does are the racists. Racism or not this is hypocrisy. Hypocrisy being committed by white people whom excused the same behavior from a white person but are outraged when a black person does it. Hmmmmmmmm

            • cowhead

              Charlie, the last time I checked obam’s mom was WHITE!!!!!!!

            • Charlie

              And his Dad was black. Your point…?

        • Seriously?

          Uuummmmm it was Bush who visited the wounded warriors, (unannounced) in the hospital after Nissans act of terrorism at Ft. Hood less than 24 hrs after the shooting! I do not recall the POTUS visiting! And yeah I called it terrorism, even if no one else will!

          • Charlie

            That wasn’t a funeral. There were thousands of soldiers funerals under Bush. He didn’t go to a single one. He took triple the vacation time. None of you were upset. Hypocrites.

            • Seriously?

              No it wasn’t a funeral, it was OUR soldiers were shot and in pain, the POTUS was right there at FT. Hood, (ok several days later to try and convince the world it was workplace violence instead of terrorism) but it would have been uplifting to those survivors to see their CIC, but he CHOSE not to visit them, even if just to say get well. Nothing! Bush was there within hours, trying to make them feel better. BTW, still no “executive penmanship” to give any of those soldiers who survived status as wounded combatants! How about a Purple Heart, it was an attack, and they deserve more from their CIC!

          • Charlie

            That’s irrelevant. This article is about a so-called tradition of Presidents attending generals funerals, which does not exist. The entire premise is a lie. Go do some more research before you respond, please. You are embarrassing yourself. This entire story, and most of this website, is anti-Obama garbage aimed at playing on the racism of those in our country who are too stupid to know they are being lied to. Congrats. You made that list.

        • Libertarian

          Bush was at LTG Maude’s funeral service at Arlington in 2001. The High ranking General was killed when a terrorist flew a jet into the pentagon. It’s extremely rare to have a high ranking officer die from enemy fire. Traditionally to this point the Commander in Chief has attended the funerals of high ranking generals throughout our history that have fallen in duty. This president did not. Facts are facts!!!

          • GreeneGhost

            Creating facts to support your position is most unseemly. President Bush did NOT attend the funeral of LTG Maude. Nor did President Nixon attend the funerals of MG Jack Dillard or LTG Woodie Woodward. So, please where is this “tradition” about which you mumble.

          • Charlie

            You are right. Facts are facts. Except when they are lies. Bush did not attend Maude’s funeral. I repeat… Bush did not attend Maude’s funeral. The conservative who originally broke this story, Byron York, later admitted that he was wrong…
            “Just to summarize the facts in this convoluted affair: Hagel did attend the Greene funeral. Obama and Biden did not. Nixon did not attend the Dillard funeral, and Bush did not attend the Maude funeral. There is no “tradition” of presidential attendance at generals’ funerals that Obama “bucked.”
            http://nomoremister.blogspot.com/2014/08/on-right-no-lie-ever-dies-okay-this-is.html?showComment=1408970535454

            Next time do your homework or you’ll accidentally expose your racism like you just did.

    • 4violet2

      We apparently ‘don’t’ have a Commander In Chief who not only doesn’t know his job description but he hasn’t the love or passion for the nation he is representing under any circumstances. His disdain for America and Americans including our military has been more than obvious for far too long.

      • Jim Keskeny

        He has a passion for the nation’s golf courses.If Putin wants to get obozo’s attention, he should start occupying golf course in Europe.

    • jkw

      So very sad. This man deserved to be respected and honored by even the highest among us. I believe that the problem is that he thinks of himself so highly…. so so sad

      • http://SCOTUS.GOV/ JusticeThomas

        Obama is NOT the highest among us. The family would have been more honored if you and I showed up instead of Obama.

        • Dan Williams

          You know, I’d have liked to have been there. My father was laid to rest at Arlington in 1982, the same caisson as was used for Lincoln and Kennedy with the “white horse” team.
          As much as I’d have liked to have been there, it is a long way from Oregon to Arlington National Cemetery.

    • Rick1941

      When the political honeymoon is over and all of his liberal voters stop crying over the election of America’s first black president, then his real colors start to show. He’s not black and he’s not white, he’s as RED as the CHICOMS.

    • Mitchell

      It’s okay though, b/c at least he has time to congratulate Becky Hammon on being the first women assistant coach in the NBA and release a statement about the death of Robin Williams. The things the truly matter. *sarcasm*

    • http://SCOTUS.GOV/ JusticeThomas

      I can guarantee the General’s family is glad that Obama and the members of his idiotic administration were not in attendance. Other current and retired Generals along with a priest or pastor, a proper honor guard and 21 gun salute were all they needed. Actually surprised President Bush didn’t make an appearance to pay respects.

      • Jarod

        Even though Obama didn’t show, I think there is an unwritten rule that past Presidents don’t go onto the territory of a sitting president unless invited. Here Obama definitely wouldn’t have invited him and for Bush to show up, even though he likely did know this man, would probably have been taboo on a presidential level. (Just from my limited knowledge as a field rep for a congressman years ago.)

        • David Colwell

          That’s the thing. The Bush’s gave RESPECT for the office. Unlike the current Office holder.

          • During Athens

            Gave respect as long as he was drinking…which was ALL the time

            • Sherry

              So pathetic and uninformed. Sad. Carry on with yourself.

            • Fireeyes

              You’re a jerk. He could have showed up every day drunk and still would have been a better president than Obama. By the way he’s a pretty good drinker himself.

            • nottellin

              Good thing he never showed up! He was on vacation 4 out of 5 days.

          • Charlie

            Bush did not attend a single soldier’s funeral during his presidency. Surely, you see the hypocrisy here, right? Believe what you want, but this article is a joke and your support of it just makes you look like an idiot.

        • Kelly Layne

          i bet he called them though (Bush)

        • http://SCOTUS.GOV/ JusticeThomas

          We’ll see how much Obama cares about etiquette and taboo in two or so years when he’s out of office…he’ll be holding press conferences and town halls to criticize a Republican successor as he boards Marine One for the last time.

          • Gregory Reynolds

            And he will go down in history as being the first black President, the President that brought this country from the brink of a recession, the President with a job growth record of 52 weeks in the Private sector, the President who got universal healthcare passed, the President who got Osama Bin Laden …. shall I go on? Now you McLovin won’t even be remembered for your latest post dribble, LMAO!!!

            • McLovin

              Hey Reynolds, the reality is that everyone knows he is the WORST President in history, and people are now reciting the fond memories of the Jimmy Carter years with 18% interest on a mortgage.

              I can insult you personally, but I will refrain. But you really should look in the mirror before casting stones.

      • acktroll

        Only the President gets a 21gun salute. A 2 star general gets a 13 gun salute or 3 rifle volleys.

        • bombguy

          wrong! any serviceman gets 21 gun salute at a military funeral.

          • acktroll
            • ImafanNotaCritic

              I WAS an honor guard for the Marines, travelling up and down the east coast for ceremonies. I can state categorically that everyone gets 21, 3 volleys by 7 Marines. Period. Also, if it is done properly it sounds like only 3 shots, so some might think only 3 gun salute, but that is only when the timing is precise. Such as when we did it. So, acktroll, you are in fact…..wrong.

            • acktroll

              Thank you for your service. You should know fully well the difference between 21 guns and 3 volley salute. The first using a gun (cannon) and the latter rifles. I stated that only the President gets 21 guns. A two star general gets 13 guns or a 3 volley salute. What part about that is… Wrong?
              http://www.thedrillmaster.org/tag/21-gun-salute/

            • just a soldier

              Acktroll I know you are mistaken according to AR 600-25 the general gets 13 cannon fires because of his rank as per table 2-1 of this regulation and it is at 5 sec intervals.in the process of the funeral a 7–person fire party will fire 3 volleys. Since the General in question is Army the installation would follow this regulation. I have no comment about if the president should of been there or not. The regulation does not state that he or any of his cabinet has to attend. If you are going to say something about the funeral you might want to look at military regulations rather than mouth off and show some respect for the family rather than make accusations.

            • acktroll

              Did you actually read what I wrote? 21 guns using a gun (cannon) and the 3 volley salute using rifles. I stated that only the President gets 21 guns. A two star general gets 13 guns or a 3 volley salute.
              http://www.thedrillmaster.org/

        • http://SCOTUS.GOV/ JusticeThomas

          Good to know, but he deserved the extra 8 guns, as he was much more of a man than our Commander in Chief will ever be!

          • acktroll

            I did not know the general, but that is irrelevant. I am pretty sure he was an outstanding soldier and fine human being, and a class act like the President

            • http://SCOTUS.GOV/ JusticeThomas

              Yep, a class act, golfing at Martha’s Vineyard while the highest ranking soldier killed in action since Name is laid to rest at Arlington.

    • like I CM

      What a disgrace…and he will manage to top it by the end of next week. Unbelievable

    • whittierblvd

      no need for those two buffons in that place of honor…they would have felt uncomfortable…

    • whittierblvd

      oh and it really doesn’t take to much to know that your a coward…

    • #saynotoobama

      This is an intentional act of defiance by Obummer. His point was to boycott the funeral in the only manner he knows how. I am sure whilst on the golf course, he was chuckling to himself that yet another piece of his master plan just fell into place.

      • Gregory Reynolds

        Is this the forum where all the losers of the past 2 elections come to vent and rant? Looks like I stumbled upon the gold mine of ignorance, lol!!! Everyone else in the country is thriving and the economy and jobs and every other aspect of this country that was failing under Bush has turned around. You guys will make a mountain out of a mole hill. The reason why your on here is because you don’t want to read and learn that the President paid his respects to the family and to the general immediately after his death. Now if you turn off FAUX News and walk out of your homes you might see life going along just fine and funny thing is its happening with or without you.

    • armysgt

      Meanwhile the common folk of America let the media cloud their judgement. Worry about yourself a little more, sooner or later you’ll understand no one else does. This world is dog eat dog, let the man enjoy a day off and play some golf. So what if the soldier was a major, WE ALL KNOW WHAT WE SIGNED UP FOR! And certainly don’t want your pity. Wake up America

      • Common Man

        Obviously you are a classless oaf as well.

      • Darrell Getchell

        You’re an army sgt and you don’t know the difference between a major and a major general? I appreciate you serving your country, as I did, but I certainly respect rank. At least the Secretary of Defense should have attended…

    • Ruben

      I know this isn’t a constitutional issue; however, perhaps those in the military who haven’t sold their souls to globalists’ agenda will finally begin to consider rising up against the greatest domestic enemies our constitution has ever known. Should be easy to spot ‘em… they weren’t at this funeral.

    • A.J. kielian

      Obama is a no class piece of @&%#$*

    • http://www.facebook.com/claude.parish Claude AndPam Parish

      The military is a nuisance to these bastards. Naturally, they had no respects to pay. Worthless dregs. We need leaders with some human decency for a change.

    • Common Man

      Obama and “Respect” are mutually separated by class. Obama has no class, he is a crass oaf that has invaded the WH by means of the leeches that have elected him twice (so far).

      • MizzReyRey .

        well they’re better than the tacky conservatives who elected for bush twice ;P

        • Kelly Layne

          Are you serious, hmm Bush made mistakes just like every president before him, however he loved this country and he had great respect for the military unlike Obama. i would serve again under Bush before I would ever serve under Obama

        • Common Man

          Yeah you are right. Back in the good old days when unemployment was around 5%, and 12 million more people were working. Back when inflation was around 2%, and when America was respected around the world. Back when Americans had on average $5,000 per family more income. Remember gasoline at $182 a gallon, that was back then as well. Back in the good old days when the Middle East was not burning, when Egypt, Libya, and Syria were not turned into havens for terrorists. Back when Iraq was stable and the war was WON. And before 1 million Christians were murdered. Back in the days before Islamic State was taking over huge swaths of northern Iraq and Syria, murdering all in their wake. When the United States had normal relations with Poland, Ukraine, Estonia and Latvia, you remember, before we tossed them all under the Russian bus. Way back when Richard Nixon was impeached for “thinking” about using the IRS to go after political opponents. Before we sent hundreds of illegal firearms to the Cartels in Mexico, before the border guard and nearly 400 Mexican nationals were murdered using these weapons. Before Obama said come here and stay for free, you remember, before 140,000 children and 2 million other illegal aliens crossed over into our nation. Back in the good old days when Americans helped Americans before we helped others. Back before Cash for Clunkers, prior to the Trillion dollar spending spree known as stimulus. Before we paid for Green Energy, then when it all went belly up gave the technology to China. Way back before the first, second, third, fourth, and now the fifth “Summer of Recovery.” Back when we had a President the honored the fallen heroes of America by paying tribute and respecting their sacrifices. Not like now when we have a CIC that goes golfing when the highest ranking military leader since Viet Nam is killed in action. Sure, you are right. That Kool-Aid must be real sweet, keep sipping slowly because it’s making you sound stupid.

          • http://SCOTUS.GOV/ JusticeThomas

            Yep, bunch of idiots elected Bush…

          • Independent Voter

            That’s probably the dumbest thing I have ever read

            • Powpow

              Too bad you’re not smart enough to grasp what he just said there. Common core education?

          • Dawgboy2

            Jeezus… the lack of intelligence shown by the extremist right wing morons is unbelievable… even after 6 years of listening to the blabbering idiots.

          • Gregory Reynolds

            Can’t get over losing, huh? Still smarting because with all the things you posted you couldn’t even get a person elected as President 2 times. The President is on one of a very few vacations unlike the hundreds that Bush went on. And funny thing is he actually took 2 days to come back and work. I bet you have never done that and you are not even in a position that requires you to work through a vacation. Just not that important at your job, lol!!!

    • D…… Thornton

      Obama is a MUSLIM

      • MizzReyRey .

        irrelevant. u should be executed for discrimination and prejudice. religious background does NOT matter in the land of the free

        • Kelly Layne

          it is when you pretend to be something your not. This man has lied from the beginning keep defending him you troll

    • Hon Mac

      is this correct? has it been confirmed? a Major General killed in the line of duty… and president, v-president, and SECDEF did not show up to pay their respects? SMH…

    • yannaro

      Just like all those caskets that were unloaded in the middle of the night with no one there…….oh, that was during Bush/Cheney you say? Forgot about that. My bad.

      • AltSide

        We’re not talking about every soldier that dies in battle, this man was a leader and representative of the men and women who fight for freedom. By snubbing the General, Obama snubbed ALL who have made the ultimate sacrifice. Bush did attend Lieutenant General Maude’s funeral in 2001, as expected. If you don’t know military protocol, please keep your comments to yourself.

      • Kelly Layne

        and by the way bush greeted them he just did not use it as a photo op

    • Cindy

      At first I was incensed that they weren’t there to pay their respects….but I have to agree with everyone below…having those three cowards there would have been a greater insult. Barry and Joe are such an embarrassment to the country!

    • Grimlock

      Obama was right where he belongs, as far as possible from true Men and Women of Honor. Why tarnish the memory of a great man with the presence of a scumbag? If it were up to me, Obama would be barred from ever setting foot in Arlington or any National Cemetery.

      • MizzReyRey .

        well its not up to you, thank god for that. you will remain a nobody ;)

        • Grimlock

          I think you may be lost. No one’s talking about Beyonce or JayZ here. Go on back to Crushable or USWeekly. Your deep insight into fashion and celebrity gossip would be wasted on this site.

        • ImafanNotaCritic

          He is clearly not a nobody. He sounds like a patriot and an American. Something dipshit 1 and 2 are not. Them not being in attendance was probably a good thing, but their lack of respect or honor is very telling to any former or current military. There are millions of us that have worn the uniform. I doubt that this and all the other acts of disrespect by this administration will be forgotten when the next elections roll around. I would not be surprised if Dummycrats have a say in any branch of government after the elections. Cankles is certainly not going to be successful and most of the turds in Congress are gonna be flushed too. Say goodbye to Pelosi, Reid, Osama, Biden, and all the rest!

          • http://SCOTUS.GOV/ JusticeThomas

            Well, Reid get 4 more years, and you won’t be saying goodbye to Comrade Pelosi anytime soon — have you seen the make-up of her San Francisco area district? The best we can hope for is to neutralize and castrate these communists.

          • Gregory Reynolds

            Didn’t you guys lose the last 2 elections, lol!!! Just because you wore the uniform doesn’t make you a patriot. If you were a true patriot you wouldn’t have stood for Bush taking this country to war on a lie. You would have realized that this country was also put into a recession because of his policies. You would have railed against Congress for not doing the job it was sent to do when this country was involved in 2 wars and they didn’t raise taxes to fund them per their job. You aren’t even a true American because you don’t know any aspect of the Constitution other then the 2nd amendment. This country is changing and your losing it and guess what that’s not gonna change. You all can’t get a President elected from your party because you don’t understand that.

            • Grimlock

              “Just because you wore the uniform doesn’t make you a patriot.” Yeah, actually it kinda does. Volunteering to to give everything up to and including your life in service to your country is pretty much universally acknowledged as the highest form of patriotism in the U.S., well, it is on the Right anyway. But far be it for me to call you an idiot before you have a chance to prove it. Please enlighten us, what do you know about the Constitution that we don’t? And what exactly is your definition of a Patriot, since you claim to be an authority on the subject?

            • Gregory Reynolds

              Just brushed right over those examples I gave above, huh? None of those line up with simply wearing the uniform, huh? You do know as a conservative you actually stand against the Constitution and its values. The conservative party actually fought with Britain against those darn liberals George Washington and the army of the newly formed free nation of the US. Here’s a quote from George Washington about this newly founded country. “As Mankind becomes more liberal, they will be more apt to allow that all those who conduct themselves as worthy members of the community are equally entitled to the protections of civil government. I hope ever to see America among the foremost nations of justice and liberality.” ― George Washington Now look at some of the things you are railing against and you will see that they aren’t based upon the foundation of this nation and don’t stand for this country. As a matter of fact here’s some reading for you. http://www.liberalamerica.org/2014/07/05/11-reasons-why-liberals-are-better-patriots-than-conservatives-video/

            • Grimlock

              Ooh, I love it when a complete stranger on the internet tells me what my own values and beliefs are supposed to be. I bet I support slavery and keep my women barefoot in the kitchen, popping out
              a baby every nine months, too. I’d say I expected better from you than talking points and quote mining, but looking over your past comments, that’s all you’ve got isn’t it? That’s my bad, I thought I
              was talking to someone who could make a coherent point on his own.
              Nice quote, but I find it ironic (and nonsensical) that you chose one that explicitly points out how society changes to illustrate the bizarre notion that modern Conservatives are all somehow British Loyalists (I think. To be honest it kind of hard to tell what your trying to say other than “Conservatives BAD!!!”) Suggesting that “Liberal” and “Conservative” represent static ideologies that stand for the same thing they did more than 200 years ago implies that you have a very simplistic understanding of the concept and context in which the terms are used. In fact, one of the left’s favorite tricks is word play and obfuscation, gradually changing word meanings to suit their narrative. I would use “Left” and “Right”, or better yet, “Collectivist” and “Individualist”, myself as they do have intrinsic political context, but for sake of argument, let’s play it your way. If we assume that Democrats have always been the Liberal party, which they must have been since in your little world ideologies never change, that means that Liberals are responsible for some of the worst atrocities and tragedies in U.S. history, starting with Andrew Jackson’s forced migration of Native American tribes, on to their fierce support of slavery to the point of secession and war, founding the KKK to intimidate the first Black American Congressional candidates put up by the Republicans (those nasty Republicans), Jim Crow laws, arrest and internment of American citizens of Japanese ancestry during WWII, and the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (Don’t know if James Earl Ray was a Democrat, but he sure was a big fan of George Wallace, who was a Democrat and supporter of Segregation). I could go on, but I really don’t feel like writing an essay today. Truly staunch guardians of liberty and justice throughout our nation’s history, though.
              On a side note, if the things I’m railing against don’t represent the founding principles of this nation, isn’t that a good thing? Just a suggestion, you may want to look into proofreading. That, or you don’t know what it means to rail against something. It can be embarrassing to go and contradict your own point because you didn’t go back and reread what you wrote. As for standing up against a lying, corrupt, oppressive, divisive, negligent and incompetent president being a measuring stick for patriotism, why do you think we oppose Obama?
              Now, you’ll probably try to back track, or copy and paste a whole list of leftest talking points from your favorite site, or whine about how the Republicans flip-flopped sometime in the 50’s-60’s and are now all rabid racists. Honestly, I don’t really care. I’ve had those arguments and they get boring real quick. I can see now why people just ignore you. You almost seem to know what you’re talking about at first glance, but it’s really all just anger and a shallow, anti-American white-wash of history. No real comprehension. That’s a shame.

            • Gregory Reynolds

              LOL you went through that whole tirade to try to dispel l the fact that you didn’t do the Patriotic thing when the previous administration fed you lies and now you believe this administration is lying to you, is corrupt, is oppressive, is divisive and negligent and incompetent simply because you believe you’ve been lied to. Benghazi wasn’t a lie, healthcare wasn’t a lie, the IRS looking into applicants with names like Tea Party Rebels against Taxes, lol, wasn’t corruption, I don’t even know where you get oppression from, lol, the only thing divisive has been the emergence of the Tea Party and their minions with their racial signs depicting the president, going on and on about the Presidents birth certificate, so called muslim religion, ethnicity, and every other hate filled action they can think of. Now lets discuss negligence. Whose being neglected? The Vets? This administration sure hasn’t neglected the Vets so please enlighten and incompetent is something only the folks on the losing side say even though this President got us out of the biggest recession since the Great Depression, has 52 weeks of Private Sector job growth even though you probably don’t have the skills for the new jobs out there, did I mention get Osama, and too many other accomplishments to mention to someone that isn’t going to fact check anyways. Then you tried to associate like so many people with the crime statistics argument do, the founding principles of liberal and conservative with what everyone knows were different values of the 2 respective parties today and yes you’ve heard it because the facts are just that. No reason to repeat something you can look up if you checked your history. Nothing anti-American about real information that can’t be refuted. The reality is I’m more American then you can ever be and thats the real shame. You had a chance to be a true Patriot and you balked and now you associate your obvious racial bias as being a true Patriot and if anyone supports this administration they aren’t.

    • GaylePutt

      There are very, very few people I find contemptuous, but this blundering dolt is one of them.

    • lizziie

      I find it ridiculous how people are reacting. What is disrespectful is the comments being made about him. His race should not matter you ignorant people.

      • David Colwell

        You worry about what a couple of fools say and ignore what everyone else says.

      • JHM

        Simply put, his race DOESNT matter. But the quality of his character does. And his character sucks….

      • Grimlock

        I haven’t read through all the comments here, but yours is the first I’ve seen to make any reference to his race. His lack of honor and respect is what’s under fire here. If anyone here is being an ignorant fool, it’s you.

      • Rita

        I haven’t seen anyone here make this a race issue. It has nothing to do with race! Even the previous comment about Obama not being black or white, but rather being red is not racist! Simply means he’s a coward. Nothing we all don’t already know. But, as usual, someone will throw racism in the pot to deflect from Obama’s disrespect for the military and general lack of leadership, not to mention, blatant violation of his Oath of Office. Anytime you need to deflect from Obama’s shortcomings—scream racism! Nobody here seems to care about his race, except lizziie. I certainly don’t! What I do care about is having the worst President in the history of the US, and being stuck with him, because no one will take steps to impeach him. Why? Because everyone is afraid of the damage Joe Biden will do if he’s President! Will you say that has something to do with Joe Biden’s race??? I didn’t think so.

      • PaulDF

        lizziie – You personify the problem here. You purposefully inject “race” into this discussion as if it is relevant to the problem. It isn’t. Obama is a failed President, simply because he isn’t a leader. Never has been one. He was elected by a distracted electorate who didn’t bother to notice he’s never actually accomplished anything of substance in his life. That’s the sad truth. He’s no more than a carnival barker who shouts out platitudes and gets people to pay attention to his scripted patter. The few people I personally know who voted for him, have actually apologized to me because I tried to point this out, and they did not listen. I hope a lot of people have awakened… if not, we are doomed as a nation.

      • Corey

        So speaketh yet one more liberal moron. I say, O’bama’s foreign policy is way off base and you say, “RAAAAACIST!!”

    • kady772

      I don’t know why people are surprised. He doesn’t care about Americans. This is nothing new.

      • MizzReyRey .

        americans don’t care about americans, y’all are shooting eachother everyday and u don’t even wanna try gun restrictions to help decrease the numbers, y’all don’t even wanna help ourselves, nobody has let obama do ANYTHING during his presidency, the conservatives have blocked him off from doing anything worth mentioning. youre all screwed not because of the president, but because of yourselves.

        • Britni

          You are an idiot. Do you even know how to form a complete sentence? No one is going to listen to a word that you say, because you sound completely uneducated.

        • Sherry

          Silly Mizz Rey Rey. Oh, dear.

        • kady772

          I agree with Britni. You are an idiot.
          You have no freaking idea what you are talking about. Plenty of Americans are willing to die for complete strangers every day simply because they are Americans. Just because you see some lunatic in the news does not mean they are representative of the entire country or even the majority.
          And seriously? Gun restrictions? Get a clue. They don’t work. Want proof? Take a look at Chicago. They have very strict gun laws, yet somehow gun crimes are higher than ever. Know why? Cuz criminals don’t obey laws, genius. The only thing that works to curb gun violence is to arm the would-be victims.

          I’m not sure why I even bothered to respond to you. Your comment on Obama shows that you’re too dumb to comprehend basic facts and logic.

    • Alan Teague

      Obama doesn’t care!

    • NorCalSister

      I agree with most. I would not want him there if it was my funeral …

    • Julia Adams

      So is the president supposed to go to EVERY soldiers funeral?? That’s a lot of funerals. Just because he didn’t go doesn’t mean he doesn’t care. I didn’t make it to my grandmothers funeral and she was one of the biggest influences in my life. No one shamed me for that.

      • AltSide

        No, but out of respect, he should attend the funeral of one of his most senior officers who was killed in combat rather than being on a golf course a few miles away. Or at least the VP or SecDef should be there. This was a slap in the face of all the military; Obama is a worthless POS, in my humble (and US Navy retired) opinion.

        • Independent voter

          He was 9.5 hours away. Not a few miles….

          • AltSide

            I was being facetious, the principle remains.

    • Ron Tankersley

      I do parodies. Here’s my take on this….https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Jre4dHMNF0

    • Lynda Bateson

      Disrespectful B#st#rd. I won’t be surprised if OBAMA was involved. What gets my goat, NO flag was flown at half-staff at the Whitehouse.

      • Pat Trammell-Miller Galyon

        It was flown half staff for Whitney Houston. Now wasn’t that wonderful?

    • JamesDrox

      Over a decade of war, and people are mad that the white house is now not playing the ceremony game? Generals don’t lead from the front like they used to, so I don’t think he deserves such honor compared to the young men who are ordered to run into the chaos.

    • PaulDF

      The Presidency ceased being about “bad optics” a long time ago. It’s simply a bad Presidency. The fact that such a feckless, callow man became our President speaks volumes about our need to educate ourselves and our children in history, morality, and the true meaning of leadership and character. We have failed in doing so, and Obama is the proof.

    • Terry Headley

      Does no one bother to remind this idiot he supposedly has a job to do?Of course I don’t know what is worse — when he doesn’t do his job or when he is doing what he thinks is his job (ie. ruling by decree).

    • Diane Birdwell

      Lord, how stupid are you all?

      ANY president, ANY, they RARELY go to ANY private funeral. Group memorials, like with a Shuttle disaster or plane crash, yes.

      However, because of the security needed, it means the widow herself would have to submit to a pat down before attending her husband’s funeral. The focus of the funeral should be the family, not the guest.

      It also means that she would have to provide the social security number and basic info of EVERY attendee expected, and if not on the list, they cannot be there.

      I think it is wrong to politicize a funeral. Shame on them.

      And shame on you for falling for this crap.

      • RichieBelding2

        No, the optics of Obama out for another round of golf while this man is being put in the ground is what is wrong here. At least Bush gave up golfing during the war.

        Obama needs to get back to Washington and he needs to address the issues that we have right now. We are in dire need of leadership in this country.

        • Diane Birdwell

          “At least Bush gave up golfing during the war.”

          How mighty wonderful, since he STARTED the war.

          If you are more concerned with the “optics” of it, rather than the reality…. That explains a lot to me about Young Cons, image over substance.

          • RichieBelding2

            The reality of it and the optics are one in the same. This is a President who has been lambasted by both the left and the right for seeming aloof and disconnected. This is yet another example of this.

            And this “he started it” argument regarding the war is just silly nonsense. Obama surged in Afghanistan after becoming President, and the war was “started” by AQ in Afghanistan on September 11, 2001.

          • mdy616

            No Diane, Bush did not “start” the war. That was started by the terrorists than decided to murder 3,000+ people ion America or have you leftists all forgotten about that? Have you also forgotten about ALL of Congress supported and voted FOR the war?

            • Ernest Crunkleton

              Osama, was a Saudi and funded by Saudi Arabia (close allies to the bush family BTW). The war in Iraq was over the WMD’s that Bush and Cheney fabricated to manufacture public consent for the war. So yeah not only did they start the war they lied to public to garner support for it. Or have all you teabaggers forgot about that?

            • RichieBelding2

              Ernie,

              This man was killed in Afghanistan – not Iraq.

            • Ernest Crunkleton

              My response was to MDY616, who thinks the Iraq invasion was started by terrorists. He is wrong Bush and Cheney are certainly war criminals but not exactly terrorists.

            • mdy616

              Seems you have your geography and facts mixed up Ernie.

              But since Obama campaigned in “57 states with one more to go” it does not surprise me his leftist followers cannot distinguish between Iraq and Afghanistan!! However, let’s see what your other leftists thought about Bush and Iraq:

              There’s no question that Saddam Hussein is a threat to the United States and to our allies.”, HOWARD DEAN, September 2002

              “I think it’s a good thing that Saddam Hussein is gone. I think we should be proud of what our young men and women in the military did. I think the result of the war is a very good thing.” John Edwards, Jan ‘04

              “Saddam Hussein has been engaged in the development of weapons of mass destruction technology, which is a threat to countries in the region, and he has made a mockery of the weapons inspection process.” NANCY PELOSI, Dec 16, 2000

              “I was thrilled that Saddam Hussein had finally been captured….We owe a great debt of GRATITUDE to our troops, to the PRESIDENT, to our intelligence services, to all who had a hand in apprehending Saddam. Now he will be brought to justice, and we hope that the prospects for peace and stability in Iraq will improve…I was one who supported giving President Bush the authority, if necessary, to use force against Saddam Hussein. I believe that that was the right vote”, HILLARY CLINTON, Dec 2003
              These quotes hurt don’t they Ernie?

              The “fabricated” evidence was examined by EVERY member of the senate and the Democratic-led Senate voted 77-23 for a war powers resolution. They had the exact same evidence Bush had and they voted for it.

              The really strange thing for a leftist like you though, is Bush actually ASKED Congress for permission while Obama uses his “pen and phone” to do what he wants. Whether it is Obamacare or dropping a couple of bombs in different countries or appointing people without authority, Obama does what he wants WITHOUT Congressional backing.

              Leftists like to point fingers at Bush even though Obama has been president for 6 years now. If something good were to happen under Obama we KNOW all the leftists would claim Obama did it. When something bad happens it is ALWAYS Bush’s fault per the leftists.

              Funny how Obama has “fabricated” everything in his campaigns and during his reign, from closing Gitmo to stopping all wars to doing away with the Patriot Act to fixing the VA and on and on and on.

              All the leftists can keep saying is “Bush lied about Iraq” but IGNORE the thousands of Obama lies!! But we expect that from the leftists; they are just as hypocritical as their king!!

            • Ernest Crunkleton

              wow, thats a lot of ad homonim attacks, and unrelated gibberish in your reply. But allow me to counter with a single question. Did they ever find WMD’s in Iraq, or was that just a lie started by Cheney and Bush?

            • mdy616

              HAHAHA!! “ad homonim (sp) attacks?” How so? How was my post not full of facts? “Unrelated gibberish?” You mean the QUOTES from the leftist politicians about the great thing it was to attack Iraq? I will agree that MOST of what the left says lately is “gibberish.”

              “Did they ever find WMD’s in Iraq?” Well, YES they did. From the New York Post:

              “In August 2004, American troops were able to buy containers from locals of what they thought was liquid sulfur mustard, a blister agent, the documents revealed. The chemicals were triple-sealed and taken to a secure site.

              Also in 2004, troops discovered a chemical lab in a house in Fallujah during a battle with insurgents. A chemical cache was also found in the city.

              The massive cache of almost 400,000 Iraq war documents released by the WikiLeaks Web site revealed that small amounts of chemical weapons were found in Iraq and continued to surface for years after the 2003 US invasion, Wired magazine reported.

              The documents showed that US troops continued to find chemical weapons and labs for years after the invasion, including remnants of Saddam Hussein’s chemical weapons arsenal — most of which had been destroyed following the Gulf War.”

              Do a little more research on your Earnest and you will find more proof of WMDs.

              Now allow me to counter with a single question. Will you now admit you were wrong about the WMDs?

            • Ernest Crunkleton

              If you provide links to the newspaper articles, you did not include the specific dates which i would need to verify that the articles are legit.

            • mdy616

              You can start with this one and then I will be waiting for you to admit you were wrong:

              http://nypost.com/2010/10/25/us-did-find-iraq-wmd/

            • Ernest Crunkleton

              That’s great but its not an original source, no references, and the article even states that it was a Wired article originally.

              But yes I admit trace amounts of WMD’s were found, And that Saddam used them on his own people and I will even agree that he needed to be removed from power. Doesn’t change the fact that what Bush and Cheney did makes them war criminals, nor does it make it less obvious that they started the war to line the pockets of their corporate buddies.

              My original point was that the Iraq invasion was initiated by Bush-Cheney-Rumsfeld. not by the 9-11 attacks (although that did serve as a powerful catalyst for motivating the public to go to war)

            • Ernest Crunkleton

              There’s no doubt Iraq hasn’t fully complied with its disarmament
              obligations as set forth by the Security Council in its resolution. But
              on the other hand, since 1998 Iraq has been fundamentally disarmed:
              90-95% of Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction capacity has been
              verifiably eliminated … We have to remember that this missing 5-10%
              doesn’t necessarily constitute a threat … It constitutes bits and
              pieces of a weapons program which in its totality doesn’t amount to
              much, but which is still prohibited … We can’t give Iraq a clean bill
              of health, therefore we can’t close the book on their weapons of mass
              destruction. But simultaneously, we can’t reasonably talk about Iraqi
              non-compliance as representing a de-facto retention of a prohibited
              capacity worthy of war.[78]

              Pitt, William R. War On Iraq: What Team Bush Doesn’t Want You to Know 2002, Context Books, New York. ISBN 1-893956-38-5

              Hmm that would explain the trace amounts of chemical agents found…

              April 7, 2006, President Bush stated that he “fully understood that
              the intelligence was wrong, and [he was] just as disappointed as
              everybody else” when U.S. troops failed to find weapons of mass
              destruction in Iraq.
              Curl, Joseph (April 7, 2006). “Bush ‘disappointed’ data on prewar Iraq were wrong”. The Washington Times.

            • Diane Birdwell

              IRAQ had NOTHING to do with 9/11. That was his contribution…. to start a war and not golf. What a guy.
              I also remember if ANYONE spoke out against going to war, they were drummed on and on about their patriotism. I also remember a LIE about yellowcake and WMD’s…. I also remember an idea of a “SLAM DUNK” and how the “Iraqis would greet us as liberators..”

              I guess Elephants can forget.

              You all have an obsession about Obama that borders on the pathological. Really.

              I bet you that if he HAD gone, you would be all in a rant on how dare he go… and so on. With you guys, he is always wrong.

              But keep it up. Hillary needs your help. And every time you do stuff like this, rant about things that have no bearing on policy or your own life… She gets a little more in donations and support.

              In other words, Hillary thanks you.

            • RichieBelding2

              Hey genius, this man was killed in Afghanistan, not Iraq. Bush did not start that war, Al Qaeda did on 9/11/01.

            • mdy616

              “Did they ever find WMD’s in Iraq?” Well, YES they did. From the New York Post:

              “In August 2004, American troops were able to buy containers from locals of what they thought was liquid sulfur mustard, a blister agent, the documents revealed. The chemicals were triple-sealed and taken to a secure site.

              Also in 2004, troops discovered a chemical lab in a house in Fallujah during a battle with insurgents. A chemical cache was also found in the city.

              The massive cache of almost 400,000 Iraq war documents released by the WikiLeaks Web site revealed that small amounts of chemical weapons were found in Iraq and continued to surface for years after the 2003 US invasion, Wired magazine reported.

              The documents showed that US troops continued to find chemical weapons and labs for years after the invasion, including remnants of Saddam Hussein’s chemical weapons arsenal — most of which had been destroyed following the Gulf War.”

              I guess leftists will always deny the facts even when right in front of them. You keep right on supporting Hillary so you can hopefully have yet another huge liar and incompetent in office. We see leftists like people in power who do nothing but lie continually!!

      • Damien

        Good for you Dianne. Exactly. This isnt a PERSONAL thing that obama did because he has no respect. He most likely didnt even know the general, and felt awkward going to a funeral of someone he didnt know. Its not his responsibility to go like you claim.. its just what OTHER presidents have done in the past. Its not written in the guidelines of the President handbook you attend these type of things, nor should it be expected. I understand its a military thing and you all have a hard on for “respect” of the military and all that. But come on.. to make this some personal thing about someone just because of your indgnation of him.. is just petty get over yoursleves and your hatred of a man who has done nothing but try everything he can to fix bushes crap and let the man do his job without scrutinizing and criticizing every damn thing he does. He is a human being not a god. yet you guys seem to act as though hes your god the way you expect everything from him..

        • AltSide

          Incorrect, Damien. Whether he knew the General personally is immaterial; he is the Commander-in-Chief of the US Armed Forces and should have been represented at the funeral of a Major General killed in combat. At a minimum, the SecDef should have been there. That is military protocol.

    • Ron Handy

      No respect, no respect, no respect.. Did you expect anything more from him. ??????

    • Dutra

      Had Obama attended his motorcade would have blocked the family. He would have made a fund raising speech. Michelle would have been wearing shorts and a tank top. And he would have been chewing hard on his nicotine gum.

    • BigDaddy1SG

      The precedent set by other Presidents is not to attend funerals. Most likely it’s so they don’t disrupt the funeral, but also because if he can attend one why not the others? I know some will say, but it was a two-star general. As a parent, I would say, but it was my only son/daughter. There is no winning that game, if he goes (the President, not just President Obama, he would be criticized for disrupting the family/funeral and making a spectacle of it. Here’s an article that details it.
      http://hnn.us/article/1784

      • AltSide

        A General Officer is the leader and representative of all who serve under him. Obviously, the President can not attend every funeral and that does not make any other soldier’s life given in combat worth less. By honoring the leader, the President is honoring all who have fallen in combat. President Bush attended LGen Maude’s funeral in 2001, Obama chose to play golf instead. At a minimum, the SecDef should have attended.

    • Duane Busse

      Hey Jim, do you ever wonder where the pictures of Obama the night the Benghazi consulate was under attack are?

    • Marcus127

      Actually, I prefer Obama not attend any Military Funeral…..as he certainly does not respect the Military and it would only be a Photo Op for him and a political stunt…..not a genuine showing of Respect or Courtesy!

      • Carol Walters

        True, Marcus.

    • Linda Creech

      If that was my husband I would dared him to show up. He is an embarrasement to society. He knew if he did show up, folks would have got on his case. He has a yellow streak down that black body of his a mile long

    • Mc

      Shows up for dirtbag lowlife Trevon Martin but not a hero…

    • Joe in Las Vegas

      Shame on the White House. No excuse for this. Whether you are an Obama lover or hater this is reprehensible.

    • During Athens

      Just another opportunity to blame Obama for something. The man can’t win for losing smh

    • Twila Diddily Do Flanders

      Again, obama proves his priorities in his position as always. Play, campaign, play, vacation, play some more.

    • Janice Jeanne Nolan Dinse

      Remember, he was on vacation – AGAIN!

    • Joe Skoholy

      he thinks he`s a god so he`s everywhere all the time

    • Do Whatchyalike

      Presidential douchebaggery at it’s finest.

    • Jerry Jordan

      obama isn’t into American traditions. Remember, he is changing ameriKa fundamentally with his supporters.

    • Lisa Stalcup

      Perhaps most revealing in the remarks Bush offered the Stars & Stripes was his answer when he was asked why, to date, he has not attended the funeral of a single U.S. soldier who has been killed in his war. Bush, who famously dodged the regular-forces draft during the Vietnam War era, then went AWOL from his National Guard duty post in Texas, said: “Because which funeral do you go to? In my judgment, I think if I go to one I should go to all. How do you honor one person but not another?”

      http://www.nytimes.com/…/obama-pays-tribute-to-falllen…
      Video: Obama pays tribute to falllen generalwww.nytimes.com
      U.S. President Barack Obama uses an appearance at Fort Belvoir military base in …See More
      Obama pays tribute to falllen general

      | Aug. 7, 2014 | 0:56

      U.S. President Barack Obama uses an appearance at Fort Belvoir military base in Virginia to pay tribute to fallen soldier Major Genral Harold Greene, killed by insider fire in Afghanistan

      this man is no better than any 18 military person killed ,, he only deserves the same as all the men and women killed ,, not more ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,As of Thursday morning, 6,831 American military personnel had been killed in what used to be called the “war on terror”: 4,425 in Iraq, 2,203 in Afghanistan and 203 elsewhere. Over 50,000 have been wounded in action.

      And what do we have to show for it? Much of Iraq (and neighboring Syria) has fallen under the control of barbaric religious extremists, and hopes for a stable Iraq rest largely on the goodwill of Iran. Afghanistan — home of the “good war” — looks all too likely to fall apart after American forces leave.

      But disillusionment with the conflicts shouldn’t at all affect the gratitude we feel toward those who lie in Section 60. Indeed, it would do all Americans some good to forget the political second-guessing and to recall what these men and women did for us.

      None of them got quite the sendoff that Greene did on Thursday afternoon. Reporters and photographers formed a 33-car procession to the gravesite. Among the 135 military personnel participating there were about 25 in the band and 50 carrying flags or rifles. Seven white horses led the wooden caisson and 300 mourners followed it. The band played America the Beautiful.

      The 55-year-old major general’s rank justified pageantry, but his death was no more important than the others buried in Section 60. The press viewing area was on top of the grave of staff sergeant David Senft, 27, who died in Kandahar in an apparent suicide in 2010. Along with the graves of older veterans buried near Greene were the resting places of Cpl. Michael Jankiewicz, 23, killed in 2010 when his Osprey crashed in Afghanistan, specialist Gary Mathew Gooch, 22, killed in 2009 by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan, and the shared grave of Thomas Gramith and Mark McDowell, killed in 2009 when their F-15 crashed in Afghanistan.

      Before Greene’s service, a young woman in shorts and tank top sat at the Section 60 grave of her friend, Lt. Matthew Parker Klopfer, a young naval aviator who died in a fall on a training base. The woman, who placed lilies at Klopfer’s grave, was still there when Greene’s service ended.

      Watching the general’s burial, she said, “brought me back” to her friend’s service in 2012. The lieutenant’s sendoff didn’t have so much pomp, of course, but that didn’t matter. “I miss him a lot,” she said.

      General Greene, a former leader at Aberdeen Proving Ground who was shot to death last week in Afghanistan, was laid to rest during a somber ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery.
      His wife, retired Col. Sue Myers, and their son, Lt. Matthew J. Greene, saluted his flag-draped coffin as a howitzer fired a 13-gun salute.

      The burial followed a-____ private memorial service____ attended by 800 mourners, many in uniform, at Joint Base Myers-Henderson Hall.
      The Baltimore Sun

      • mdy616

        Do you know FDR did not attend any funerals for soldiers from “his” war? Do you know most presidents do not attend soldiers funerals unless very high ranking like generals? Clinton went to the memorial for the 17 soldiers killed on the USS Cole but did not attend any single funeral.

        I find it funny that leftists have to point fingers at other presidents to try and make Obama look good. Obama skipped out on a funeral of a general who was killed in Obama’s war and they say “look at Bush!”

        That is the entire problem with leftists; they want people to look everywhere else but at the person “running” the country NOW. It is ALWAYS someone else’s fault. A good leftists NEVER accepts blame but is quick to accept praise.

        I guess I cannot blame the leftists, i would not want to admit to Obama’s policies and actions either and would do everything I could to deflect, deflect, deflect!

        • Thomas

          Are you serious?

    • Lisa Stalcup

      FOR THOSE WHO think the president has to go to these you had better read up ,,, but not only that this one was a private one so what is he suppose to demand to be able to attend

      Perhaps most revealing in the remarks Bush offered the Stars & Stripes was his answer when he was asked why, to date, he has not attended the funeral of a single U.S. soldier who has been killed in his war. Bush, who famously dodged the regular-forces draft during the Vietnam War era, then went AWOL from his National Guard duty post in Texas, said: “Because which funeral do you go to? In my judgment, I think if I go to one I should go to all. How do you honor one person but not another?”

      http://www.nytimes.com/…/obama-pays-tribute-to-falllen…

      Video: Obama pays tribute to falllen generalwww.nytimes.com

      U.S. President Barack Obama uses an appearance at Fort Belvoir military base in …See More

      Obama pays tribute to falllen general

      | Aug. 7, 2014 | 0:56

      U.S. President Barack Obama uses an appearance at Fort Belvoir military base in Virginia to pay tribute to fallen soldier Major Genral Harold Greene, killed by insider fire in Afghanistan

      30 mins · Like

      this man is no better than any 18 military person killed ,, he only deserves the same as all the men and women killed ,, not more ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,As of Thursday morning, 6,831 American military personnel had been killed in what used to be called the “war on terror”: 4,425 in Iraq, 2,203 in Afghanistan and 203 elsewhere. Over 50,000 have been wounded in action.

      And what do we have to show for it? Much of Iraq (and neighboring Syria) has fallen under the control of barbaric religious extremists, and hopes for a stable Iraq rest largely on the goodwill of Iran. Afghanistan — home of the “good war” — looks all too likely to fall apart after American forces leave.

      But disillusionment with the conflicts shouldn’t at all affect the gratitude we feel toward those who lie in Section 60. Indeed, it would do all Americans some good to forget the political second-guessing and to recall what these men and women did for us.

      None of them got quite the sendoff that Greene did on Thursday afternoon. Reporters and photographers formed a 33-car procession to the gravesite. Among the 135 military personnel participating there were about 25 in the band and 50 carrying flags or rifles. Seven white horses led the wooden caisson and 300 mourners followed it. The band played America the Beautiful.

      The 55-year-old major general’s rank justified pageantry, but his death was no more important than the others buried in Section 60. The press viewing area was on top of the grave of staff sergeant David Senft, 27, who died in Kandahar in an apparent suicide in 2010. Along with the graves of older veterans buried near Greene were the resting places of Cpl. Michael Jankiewicz, 23, killed in 2010 when his Osprey crashed in Afghanistan, specialist Gary Mathew Gooch, 22, killed in 2009 by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan, and the shared grave of Thomas Gramith and Mark McDowell, killed in 2009 when their F-15 crashed in Afghanistan.

      Before Greene’s service, a young woman in shorts and tank top sat at the Section 60 grave of her friend, Lt. Matthew Parker Klopfer, a young naval aviator who died in a fall on a training base. The woman, who placed lilies at Klopfer’s grave, was still there when Greene’s service ended.

      Watching the general’s burial, she said, “brought me back” to her friend’s service in 2012. The lieutenant’s sendoff didn’t have so much pomp, of course, but that didn’t matter. “I miss him a lot,” she said.

      General Greene, a former leader at Aberdeen Proving Ground who was shot to death last week in Afghanistan, was laid to rest during a somber ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery.
      His wife, retired Col. Sue Myers, and their son, Lt. Matthew J. Greene, saluted his flag-draped coffin as a howitzer fired a 13-gun salute.

      The burial followed a private memorial service attended by 800 mourners, many in uniform, at Joint Base Myers-Henderson Hall.
      The Baltimore Sun

      THE GRAVE SIDE SERVICE WAS PRIVATE ,100, CLOSE FAMILY FRIENDS OF 100 mourners. The burial was preceded by a chapel service that was closed to media. Lt. Col. Juanita Chang, an Army public affairs officer, said the 650-seat chapel at Arlington was filled beyond capacity ..private to you had to be invited

      ON THE DAY OF THIS FUNERAL THE PRESIDENT
      President Obama Delivers a Statement Edgartown, Massachusetts 12:49 P.M. EDT ALL ABOUT military operations in Iraq. AND Ferguson, Missouri.
      http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/08/14/statement-president
      http://www.usatoday.com/story/theoval/2014/08/07/obama-harold-green-afghanistan-general/13727349/
      President Obama paid tribute Thursday to Major General Harold Greene, who was killed Tuesday during an attack in Afghanistan.
      Serving in Afghanistan “continues to be a difficult and dangerous mission,” Obama said before signing a bill on veterans health care.
      “Our prayers are with the Greene family, as they are with all the Gold Star families and those who have sacrificed so much for our nation,” Obama said.

      • Purified Water

        Spot on. Bush was correct and Obama expressed similar reasons for not attending.

    • TemperedRage

      Thus my moniker, Tempered Rage !

    • rodchester

      what is sad is that he orders the flag at half staff for the stars and not the soldiers of great military rank

      • Purified Water

        Some of the greatest people I served with were the rank of E1…Every service member brings value to the fight and the moment special treatment is given u get the same division in the military that you have in the civilian world. I think this president and all presidents that do not attend military funerals are sending the right message.

    • Purified Water

      Let’s be honest if he had attended there would be a similar uproar that he doesn’t attend the lowly PFC’S funeral. I’m no fan not Obama, but I think he sends the right message by not attending. The Army even stresses Army of One, so for him to have attended it sends a message to the 1000s of young troops that their life is not as valuable as a general officer.

      • Proud Veteran

        Are you kidding me??? Sends the right message? If the message is that he doesn’t have the first clue what it means to be a leader then he sent it loud and clear. This man worked for him just like the PFC. He should go to as many funerals as he can to show that he respects their sacrifice. This man is pathetic and I’m ashamed my retirement certificate from the Air Force has his signature on it.

        • Purified Water

          Find a president in modern times that has gone to fallen service members funerals. When you don’t find any, come back and cite their reason for not attending. I served just like you and in my opinion him attending singular funerals sends the wrong message. Stop letting your political views cloud your common sense.

      • Thomas

        Stop making sense- it’s bad for the atmosphere around here. Only pejorative and simplistic barbs are welcome. Go away!

    • Sean R.

      People are surprised?

    • Peter Brockley

      Would you want a Muslim and former foreign student who supports the Muslim Brotherhood, a known terrorist organization, at YOUR funeral? The proceedings would have been sullied by his unwelcome presence.

    • Emily Mann Ritsema

      Yes, failing to attend military funerals is SO out of character for sitting Presidents: http://hnn.us/article/1784

    • Craven Moorehead

      anti american anti christian…..#IMPEACHOBAMA get rid of this treasonous traitor.

    • Fran Breen

      You missed the part where of the quote where @ColMorrisDavis says he’s just being facetious and neither Bush nor Nixon attended funerals (http://puu.sh/aXlhY/cf059703e0.jpg), but you know ‘news’.

      • Fran Breen

        Also President Bush attended 0 funerals for soldiers killed in Iraq/ Afghanistan so there’s that too.

    • GreeneGhost

      I don’t recall President Nixon or Secretary of Defense James Schlesinger attending Lt. Gen. Gilbert Hume Woodward’s funeral at Suffolk, Virginia’s Cedar Hill Cemetery, on October 20, 1973. Woodward was the highest-ranking Army general at the time to have died in service to his country.

      • jackbone

        You don’t recall? You living in the past. HEY IDIOT, OBAMA IS PRESIDENT!!!! Are you that far up his sludge pipe that you would dig into the past? You have no idea what happened and who attended back then. You, my liberal rat, are worthless.

        • GreeneGhost

          Actually, I WAS there, along with Gen. William C. Westmoreland (Ret.) and Gen. Creighton W. Abrams.

          But, the point was and remains, that funerals of flag officers are not routinely attended by presidents or secretaries of defense, even in Woodward’s case, who represented the United States in post-Paris negotiations.

        • Thomas

          “Sludge pipe” “Hump Buddy” Greenie, your past knicknames are irrelevant. I agree. I, like you, also voted to rescind funding for the teaching of History in our Pubic Schools (which DO NOT appear in the Constitution). The past is pathetic and not worth remembering, like you. Further, it should be called Itstory because that would not be gender specific. You can call me “my liberal rat” anytime…sounds sexy!

      • jackbone

        AND, Nixon was impeached. Which is what your hump buddy Obama needs to get.

    • john

      He could have sent drunk Uncle Joe. Isn’t that his job anyway?

    • Gregory Reynolds

      Many Americans didn’t even know the funeral was going on on Thursday. What you all don’t realize is that the President already paid his respects to the family without any of you NeoCons approval. Now you want this to be another scandal you get shot down on go ahead but you all need to grow up and get your folks on board with helping this nation not trying to find fault in everything this administration does. Most of what is going on your not privy to and even if your guy would have won your wouldn’t be privy too, lol!!!

      • Dash Riprock

        Why am I not surprised that you’re on his side?

        • acktroll

          Maybe because he has common sense and it turns out the story was a hoax? http://washingtonexaminer.com/twitter-obama-and-the-gen.-harold-greene-funeral-hoax/article/2552095

        • Gregory Reynolds

          Because you know a winner when you see one, lol!!! And because you know this is a non-issue in the scheme of running this country. It reminds me of the ongoing allegations that Benghazi was someone’s fault and then here we are months/years later and a mostly GOP panel from the House Intelligence comes and says there was no wrong doing from this administration or a coverup. Information was disseminated based upon how it was received until the right info finally came through. See the problem is is that you took sides and refuse to be objective. Like the IRS so-called scandal. Quite honestly I would have been pissed if they didn’t check the validity of a bunch of applicants for 501c3 or 4 status with names such as Tea Party Rebels against Taxation and such. There job is to vet questionable applicants and if I get hundreds of applicants all at one time seeking shelter from taxes with names that seemingly are political and supporting raising moneys for political purpose or so that they don’t have to pay taxes but aren’t organizations that appear meet the criteria for tax exempt status. You dumb azzes thought there was wrong doing even though none got denied. Shows your tainted thinking because if this would have happened under Bush, oh my bad it did also and there was no stink bomb, lol!!! Live your life better man, I am. I’m doing awesome under this and even the last few administrations because their policies don’t make me pass out and get vexed.

          • Thomas

            Stop being rational

    • DrGonzo7719

      Yeah it looks bad. But perhaps he wasn’t invited…

    • Tom

      Democrat, Republican, Independent, whatever. This is disgraceful.

    • Randy

      this thred is riddled with closed-minded republicans without the requiste education to posit such ridiculous claims. Do you have any idea the level of pressing foreign affairs that are occuring right now? This serviceman would understand that there are bigger issues that demand the President’s attention.

    • maafla1

      Nobody should require additional proof that this president doesn’t give a rat’s rear end about the military or this country. He hates both with every fiber of his being. He is only good at convincing the low-information voter that he loves this country.

    • Charlie

      1) Stop reading this website, because they are known to post completely false stories like this one.

      http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwashingtonexaminer.com%2Ftwitter-obama-and-the-gen.-harold-greene-funeral-hoax%2Farticle%2F2552095&h=GAQHWLw72

      2) Learn how to fact check the crap you read on sketchy websites before you comment.

    • ImafanNotaCritic

      Further proof that he is anti-American and anti-military. I would like to say that I am shocked by the lack of respect for a soldier that gave his life in service to this country. That I am shocked that none of the 3 that SHOULD have been there, as his commander, if nothing else. But, really, I am not surprised at all. Emperor Barry has spit on our military again and again, so it is no surprise that he again fails in his duties. Truly a disgrace as a leader and president. What is even more surprising is that I am sure Biden wants to continue his career as a politician and he has about completely erased any possibility of that. Not only has he followed Dumbo’s lead on the idiotic policies, but now he too spits on our military and the sacrifice we have made. As for the SecDef, it is completely unconscionable for him to not be present for one of his own people. But, then again, he is just another Dummycrat, who also apparently has no wish to continue as a politician. I understand what some are saying here, about him not being there is a good thing, but then he should have made sure that Biden or Kerry WERE there to represent. Just another example of how much a failure he is as a president and a human being. He is already the worst president in history. Apparently he is trying to ensure his place in history will be unassailable for all eternity. And to drag down his fellow Dummycrats into oblivion with him.

    • Kevin Uberti

      Better off that he wasnt there…he has no respect for our miliyary anyway. RIP Major General Greene.

    • Seriously?

      Utterly shameful. Rest well General! You have upheld your duty with honor and courage! Your men and your country thank you and will miss you! You are relived sir!

      • GreeneGhost

        Beyond attempting to make a shameless political point at the expense, really, of Gen. Greene, the word might be “relieved”, for which you have an edit button. Or, is being factually flip not your only weakness?

    • StopBeingSheep

      Maj. Gen. John A.B. Dillard — last U.S. general killed in combat — who died when his helicopter was shot down in Vietnam on May 12, 1970 and Lt. Gen. Timothy Maude, who was killed in the September 11, 2001, terrorist attack on the Pentagon. Neither Nixon nor Bush attended their funerals. Just more proof that people see and pay attention to what they want without looking at the true merits and true downfalls of Presidents.

    • acktroll

      And I guess it was just a matter of time before this big SCANDAL had to be toned down quite considerably.
      What was that??? Oh… Secretary of DefenSe Hagel DID ATTEND THE FUNERAL??? http://washingtonexaminer.com/twitter-obama-and-the-gen.-harold-greene-funeral-hoax/article/2552095

      Oh… and Col. Morris Davis was just being “sarcastic”!

      humor! @MikeH7

      Col. Morris Davis @ColMorrisDavis

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      @jsc1835 @MikeH7 Thanks! It’s pretty funny that the RWNJs keep retweeting me not realizing (1) it was sarcasm and (2) it’s not true.

      9:40 PM – 16 Aug 2014 Gainesville, VA, United States

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      And he furthermore explained his little “hoax” as follows:

      ” A couple of days ago I saw several people observe that President Obama was somewhere between disrespectful and treasonous for not attending the funeral of Major General Greene, which triggered the usual flood of anti-Obama hate that is prolific in some right-wing circles. I knew from my 25 years of military service that it wasn’t common for Presidents to attend military funerals and I figured this fell into the same category as Obama is a communist because he was seen without an American flag pin on his jacket lapel or Obama hates the military because he didn’t go to Arlington Cemetery on Memorial Day; in other words, I knew he was getting bashed again for doing exactly the same thing most of his Republican predecessors had done in similar circumstances. To note the hypocrisy of the Obama-haters, I used sarcasm and tweeted that he had broken with the tradition Presidents Nixon and Bush 43 set when they attended the funerals of the last General killed in the Vietnam War and the highest ranking officer killed in the 9/11 terrorist attack on the Pentagon, which, of course, neither of them had done. And in the right-wing’s bash Obama glee, my tweet has been retweeted a couple of hundred times without anyone taking two minutes to Google to see if it’s true. It’s similar to a Chinese news agency reprinting that Kim Jong-un had been named the sexiest man alive without checking and finding that The Onion is a satirical site. It’s also a sad commentary on how gullible people can be and how willing they are to latch onto “news” that supports the narrative they want.”

      Nuff said?

    • Margaret Border Bullock

      If he came he would be taking selfie’s anyway. :-)

    • Steve Orpin

      I have to agree with one sentiment of the Kool Ade Krowd: It would have been a “damned if he did, damned if he didn’t” situation and we would, indeed have ripped 0bama a new one if he had sullied the funeral with his presence.

      The other side set the precedent with their unreasoned and unbridled hatred of President Bush. This just proves that roughly 50% of Americans will always be angry with whoever is in office. The country is much too divided now for any reconciliation. Those FEMA camps WILL be populated at some point. It is just a matter of which side will be in and which would be outside the wire.

      Here’s a hint: One side has all the guns and the military on its side! Have a lovely day!

      • acktroll

        Bahaha l like your tongue in cheek sense of humor! I’m still pissed about the implant micro chip they promised us, guaranteed, a few years ago!

      • Thomas

        You make total sense. Knock it off.

        Until the FEMA comment…I’m curious- is it the Right Wingers (more than the Left) that has the guns & military on it’s side? Sure seems so…

    • Carl

      http://washingtonexaminer.com/article/2552095 You dumbass conservatives love to lie and hate on Obama but you have to lie and manipulate reality to do so. Nixon and Bush never went to the funerals you say they attended and Hagel was, in fact, and the funeral for Gen. Greene. Fact checking is why you Republican conservatives always come out on the bottom.

    • Ben

      So pretty much everyone here sounds like an extremist regardless of party affiliation. You grown adults 1 up each other which has become seemingly paradoxical. All perceptions are purely subjective and regard facts to support y’all’s opinion. Recognize problems with each administration objectively and rationally have a semi-intelligent discussion. I feel as if I lost IQ points getting lost in the sea of stupidity know as the comments on this article.

      • Thomas

        Ben- What are you doing here? You obviously don’t belong! Join the Stupidverse or shut up. We don’t need no pointy-heads in these here parts!

    • BlackCat

      Is it at all POSSIBLE that the family of Major General Greene DID NOT WANT Obama or Biden to attend his funeral? If he were my father, I wouldn’t want them there. That is a possibility….

      • Excelsior

        The fact is that Presidents do not attend military funerals.

      • Peanutbred

        Only for those looking to fit their narrative.

    • barnadette moreno

      I have lost many soldiers during my 15yrs tenure in the army and not one president was there. As we speak, I am enjoying my weekend with my family. Not on the battlefield where so many of us servicemen are in threat of losing our lives. Who cares about funeral attendance when really the fact is our troops need to be home. No matter the race, the positive tallies or respect for country… They all seem to be superficial when you are apart of the real equation. Duck a few bombs or bullets, and you will agree that a president who knows the importance of keeping his troops off less battlefields is all the concerns that should be addressed. Kill me over my post, as I often die each time I board a plane to leave my family for war. God bless.

    • Bob Shuttleworth

      the Idea that Obama snubed Maj General Green’s funeral id pure lies and Bull—t . The White House sent Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to his funeral. also attending at the President’s request were Broderick Johnson, chairman of the My Brother’s Keeper Task Force, an Obama initiative to empower boys and men of color., Marlon Marshall, deputy director of the White House Office of Public Engagement, and Heather Foster, an adviser for the office.

      Take you racist lies and stuff ‘em!

      • slk5

        baa baa!!!

        • Bob Shuttleworth

          Typical when you get caught in a lie. Try and make me feel bad – sorry, but it doesn’t work.

          • slk5

            exactly, sheeple don’t feel bad, they just follow!!! it’s bush’s fault and your a racist!!!

            • Bob Shuttleworth

              Never said that about this post, just said you were a liar, which you were. End of story.

            • slk5

              you are a sheeple!!! no lie there!!! end of story!!! it’s bush’s fault, and you’re a racist!!!

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