But when terrorists killed Army Major General Harold J. Greene in Kabul, Afghanistan, this summer, the commander-in-chief's silence was so loud that even the Washington Post noticed.
Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno released a statement of condolence on Tuesday following the mass shooting that killed Army Maj. Gen. Harold J. Greene and wounded at least 15 others. The soldiers, ambushed at a military training academy west of Kabul, were professionals committed to their jobs, Odierno said, and “it is their service and sacrifice that define us as an Army.”
But the shooting has been met with silence from another member of Greene’s chain of command: President Obama. The commander in chief has said nothing about the incident, leaving it to the Defense Department and his own press secretary, Josh Earnest, to discuss it. Earnest said Tuesday that Obama had called Gen. Joseph F. Dunford, the top U.S. general in Afghanistan, for the latest information, and added that it was a “painful reminder of the service and sacrifice that our men and women in uniform make every day for this country.”Here is what the president said about the ESPN guy:"I will miss Stuart Scott. Twenty years ago, Stu helped usher in a new way to talk about our favorite teams and the day's best plays. For much of those twenty years, public service and campaigns have kept me from my family -- but wherever I went, I could flip on the TV and Stu and his colleagues on SportCenter were there."
Stuart Scott popularized saying "boo-yah."
Friends, we have an immature president who has skated through life. He watches ESPN all morning. He thinks the death of Stuart Scott at ESPN is so important it is a national tragedy. But President Obama thinks nothing of the death of one of the generals directing his war -- and Obama called the Afghanistan the "real war" throughout his 2008 campaign for the presidency.
Barack Obama is unfit to be president. It is that simple. Thank God that Valerie Jarrett is running the country.