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Obama Gives Shout Out to ‘Congressional Medal of Honor Winner’ Who Isn’t Before Talking About Fort Hood

obama-thinksSomeone explain to me why giving “shout outs” were a higher priority than talking about the Fort Hood attacks.  Someone explain to me how he is so stupid to not understand the difference between the Medal of Honor and the Medal of Freedom.  Someone explain to me how he is so stupid to not remember what medal HE gave the anti-semitic woman.

The Washington Post this afternoon reported "President Obama delivers remarks on Ft. Hood shooting at end of tribal leaders conference." The transcript begins:

SPEAKER: PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA

[*] OBAMA: Please, everybody, have a seat. Let me first of all just thank Ken and the entire Department of the Interior staff for organizing just an extraordinary conference.

I want to thank my Cabinet members and senior administration officials who participated today. I hear that Dr. Joe Medicine Crow (ph) was around, and so I want to give a shout out to that Congressional Medal of Honor winner. It’s good to see you.

Ah, the dangers of giving shout outs without a teleprompter.  Crow is not a Medal of Honor recipient.  As noted by the Congressional Medal of Honor Society:

The Medal of Honor is the highest award for valor in action against an enemy force which can be bestowed upon an individual serving in the Armed Services of the United States. Generally presented to its recipient by the President of the United States of America in the name of Congress, it is often called the Congressional Medal of Honor.

Crow’s name is not included on the Society’s Medal of Honor recipient list.  He was, however, awarded the Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor, in August.

Obama Gives Shout Out to ‘Congressional Medal of Honor Winner’ Who Isn’t | NewsBusters.org

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