Still no mention of Private William Long

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    Jun 05, 2009 4:52 PM GMT
    You know I've been waiting for a bit to see if Obama would actually say anything about the death of Private William Long. A couple of days ago when he was giving his little speech about the military was the perfect oppurtunity for him to condemn the acts of the man who did it, and send his condolences to the family.

    As commander in chief I think he should have come out quickly with that, being that the man who did all of this, shares the same ideologies we are fighting overseas, and the death of this soldier happened here on domestic soil. I'm not saying he needs to come out doing this every time a soldier is killed, because Bush didn't, though he did have a deep respect for the men and women serving, and would usually go out of his way to show it, and no doubt would have come out quickly mentioning this. That's part of why the military had such a respect for him, I don't see or feel for Obama.

    When the abortion clinic doctor was killed, it was all over the media like crazy, even FNC reported it, and like everyone else condemned the acts of the man who did it. The president came out quickly condemning it as well he should have, since it was an evil act. He talked about stepping up security for other abortion clinics and such. But military recruitment centers have been attacked, or vandalized, and vets have been threatened, even killed, for the past 5 years now, and then with this happening, which was non existent in the news other than FNC, not one peep from him.

    FNC actually had an interview with the father of the soldier, and he was basically talking about how his family hasn't heard a thing from the president yet. FNC also raised the question as to why he hasn't said anything yet, and the answer they got was "A speech was in the works for it" You don't need to have a speech put together to speak about something like that, you just speak from the heart. I've pretty much lost respect for him in a big way, and I think all that talk about him being a great speaker, was a bit overblown.
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    Jun 05, 2009 8:27 PM GMT
    Just because it has not been reported does not mean he hasn't raeched out to the family. A lot people prefer to grieve in PRIVATE!
    Ever thought about that?
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    Jun 05, 2009 11:28 PM GMT
    It may be my heart speaking butt... I have faith that Obama will speak to or about the family and the subject at hand. Yes the speech overseas was a good opportunity. I'm sure there will be a right time to bring it up. I hope/pray it does...Oh yea... I'm not praying to that gay and shell fish hating God either...
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    Jun 05, 2009 11:51 PM GMT
    Ducky45 saidJust because it has not been reported does not mean he hasn't raeched out to the family. A lot people prefer to grieve in PRIVATE!
    Ever thought about that?



    Obviously you didn't even read what I wrote, or didn't understand it. Because I remember saying that the FATHER of the private, was in an interview, and was pretty upset, and was basically talking about how he's heard nothing from the president yet... Gotta read things more carefully before you make a comment buddy.
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    Jun 05, 2009 11:52 PM GMT
    jprichva said
    Rad_d81 said When the abortion clinic doctor was killed, it was all over the media like crazy, even FNC reported it, and like everyone else condemned the acts of the man who did it.

    Not everyone condemned it. Randall Terry did a little dance.


    Randall Terry is not the commander in chief now is he? So I'm sorry but your comment was a bit weak here dude.
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    Jun 05, 2009 11:58 PM GMT
    steltom saidIt may be my heart speaking butt... I have faith that Obama will speak to or about the family and the subject at hand. Yes the speech overseas was a good opportunity. I'm sure there will be a right time to bring it up. I hope/pray it does...Oh yea... I'm not praying to that gay and shell fish hating God either...


    I agree, though I think he'll say something now, because people are starting to raise the question. He actually gave a little speech about the military, before his speech overseas, and this was after the incident, that would have been the perfect time.
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    Jun 06, 2009 12:00 AM GMT
    Rad_d81 said"A speech was in the works for it" You don't need to have a speech put together to speak about something like that, you just speak from the heart. I've pretty much lost respect for him in a big way, and I think all that talk about him being a great speaker, was a bit overblown.


    Agreed. You don't a speech for this. It's the small gestures that matter.

    I don't really think Obama cares about the average American. President had a deep respect and held the troops in very high regard. Obama's actions and body language tell us he doesn't.
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    Jun 06, 2009 12:18 AM GMT
    This is nothing new. Historically, the government has never been that great to the military or the veterans.
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    Jun 06, 2009 12:33 AM GMT
    Simply_Drew saidThis is nothing new. Historically, the government has never been that great to the military or the veterans.


    That I already knew/know, with all the stuff I had to go through when I came back from overseas, and 4 of my friends. However that's not a good excuse for the commander in Chief. This was a terrorist attack, on 2 soldiers killing one, on American soil. You'd think the commander in chief would come out and say something about this immediately, being that this man shares the very same ideologies that we are fighting overseas. As much as people hate Bush, he would have come out quick talking about it, and immediately sent his condolences to the families.

    The families have heard nothing yet, and its been quite some time now, and well its got some people starting to wonder. Those of course who actually can think for themselves, and aren't all blindly in love with the president.
  • jgymnast733

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    Jun 06, 2009 12:34 AM GMT
    Simply_Drew saidThis is nothing new. Historically, the government has never been that great to the military or the veterans.

    I totally agree........
  • GQjock

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    Jun 06, 2009 11:12 AM GMT
    I didn't see Obama make a public statement about either killing

    maybe you should ask the News directors of every station then
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    Jun 16, 2009 4:57 AM GMT
    jprichva saidThis is a non-issue.

    George Tiller wasn't just any murder victim, though. His death was the disgustingly logical result of decades of anti-choice terror.


    ..i laugh so hard sometimes at your posts...i can't believe anyone actually thinks like that.