My take on this is that President Obama is not only numb to the value and importance of America's warriors - and their sacrifice - but that he himself does not even feel worthy, or dedicated in leading them...I see him as naturally, inadequately American...he is intrinsically against every mission they go on, or have ever been on. I submit: one of his first actions after occupying the oval office -- the return of the bust of Winston Churchill back to England. To wit; Obama's disdain for anything Colonial/Churchillian - past or present is part of who he is. There are several people that have 100 times my intellectual heft that have written on this dynamic, one being mench, Dinesh D'Souza.
President Obama's Terrible Mistake via BLACKFIVE:
"First time I saw 10th Mountain Division, you guys were in southern Iraq. When I went back to visit Afghanistan, you guys were the first ones there. I had the great honor of seeing some of you because a comrade of yours, Jared Monti, was the first person who I was able to award the Medal of Honor to who actually came back and wasn’t receiving it posthumously." As we all know, SSG Sal Giunta, of the 173rd Airborne, was the first living recipient (2011) of the MOH who fought in Iraq/Afganistan. SFC Jared Monti, 10th Mountain Division, was KIA in Afghanistan in 2006. He was posthumously awarded the MOH by Obama in 2009. How does the Commander-in-Chief mix these heroes up? He put that medal around Giunta's neck and he stood with Monti's parents as they grieved. These fallen heroes leave such a great legacy, and we should know all their names. The ironic part of the speech, and this comes after the announcement of the politically pressured drawdown of troops in Afghanistan, was Obama's closing remark, "Know that your Commander-in-Chief has your back." It shouldn't take a teleprompter for the C-in-C to get it right.