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Remarks by the President at Memorial Service at Fort Hood

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posted on Nov, 10 2009 @ 05:11 PM
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This is a time of war. Yet these Americans did not die on a foreign field of battle. They were killed here, on American soil, in the heart of this great state and the heart of this great American community. This is the fact that makes the tragedy even more painful, even more incomprehensible.

For those families who have lost a loved one, no words can fill the void that's been left. We knew these men and women as soldiers and caregivers. You knew them as mothers and fathers; sons and daughters; sisters and brothers.

But here is what you must also know: Your loved ones endure through the life of our nation. Their memory will be honored in the places they lived and by the people they touched. Their life's work is our security, and the freedom that we all too often take for granted. Every evening that the sun sets on a tranquil town; every dawn that a flag is unfurled; every moment that an American enjoys life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness -- that is their legacy

Please visit the link provided for the complete story.


This speech is already being called one of the President's finest. It is a fitting tribute to those who gave their lives for their country while still on American soil.

No speech, however great, can make up for this loss but it is fitting that the President has paid his respects so eloquently.

[edit on 10-11-2009 by Sestias]




posted on Nov, 10 2009 @ 05:26 PM
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I watched the speech, and I couldn't help but feel that this guy was just out of place. Sure he gave a good speech, that's what Presidents do (they have alot of help). But I will continue to judge him by his actions. His refusal to pay attention to his top generals request for more troops in Afghanistan, his ill conceived plan to close Gitmo, and his total incompetence in any military matters whatsoever, does not make him a friend of the military.



posted on Nov, 10 2009 @ 05:30 PM
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I watched that speech. He did not apologies for his government as commander and chief-- for being ASLEEP at the switch yet again and again, da- da -da .
There is absolutely no respect on the hill today for our military. I would be surprised if any in the executive have ever served!! Check it out. See who are pulling the strings today. Where their loyalties lye, who they owe. Where their roots are from. You will poo your pants.



posted on Nov, 10 2009 @ 05:36 PM
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Wierd I looked at my reply and thought I did a double post LOL .
The subject is not funny and needs some real attention.



posted on Nov, 10 2009 @ 05:40 PM
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Originally posted by Donny 4 million
I watched that speech. He did not apologies for his government as commander and chief-- for being ASLEEP at the switch yet again and again, da- da -da .
There is absolutely no respect on the hill today for our military. I would be surprised if any in the executive have ever served!! Check it out. See who are pulling the strings today. Where their loyalties lye, who they owe. Where their roots are from. You will poo your pants.


What the hell do you mean, asleep at the switch?

"Okay Obama, there is currently an attack going down at Fort hood.. We got your some light body armour and a Golden PP7. We'll drop you off on the bases in t-minus 90 minutes. Are you ready?"



lol wut?



posted on Nov, 10 2009 @ 05:43 PM
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Originally posted by CanadianDream420

Originally posted by Donny 4 million


"Okay Obama, there is currently an attack going down at Fort hood.. We got your some light body armour and a Golden PP7. We'll drop you off on the bases in t-minus 90 minutes. Are you ready?"



lol wut?



And that is the SECOND time today I have gotten soda all over my laptop. You guys on this site are gonna owe me a new laptop soon!



posted on Nov, 10 2009 @ 05:49 PM
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Nice, but a President's speech is only as good as his speech writers.

You could have read that same speech at that moment in that place with similar impact.

Well written speech.


But this administration's agendas are diametrically opposed to "The freedom that we all too often take for granted." and "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness" "the values upon which we were founded"

Saying or reading it is not nearly as powerful as living it, meaning it and feeling it.



posted on Nov, 10 2009 @ 05:49 PM
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As I understand it Obama is carefully considering sending more troops to Afghanistan. He promised to do this when he was campaigning. If he ultimately decides against a surge it will be on the best intelligence available.



posted on Nov, 10 2009 @ 06:32 PM
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Originally posted by CanadianDream420

Originally posted by Donny 4 million
I watched that speech. He did not apologies for his government as commander and chief-- for being ASLEEP at the switch yet again and again, da- da -da .
There is absolutely no respect on the hill today for our military. I would be surprised if any in the executive have ever served!! Check it out. See who are pulling the strings today. Where their loyalties lye, who they owe. Where their roots are from. You will poo your pants.


What the hell do you mean, asleep at the switch?

"Okay Obama, there is currently an attack going down at Fort hood.. We got your some light body armour and a Golden PP7. We'll drop you off on the bases in t-minus 90 minutes. Are you ready?"



lol wut?



Been there done that dude. What's your creds? Care to hold my apron string next time?
What I am saying is America's butt is hangin out, The American Executive Branch has failed to protect. Since way before 911. Since before the USS Liberty.
Got a problem with that.



posted on Nov, 10 2009 @ 06:53 PM
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Originally posted by Sestias
reply to post by Carseller4
 


As I understand it Obama is carefully considering sending more troops to Afghanistan. He promised to do this when he was campaigning. If he ultimately decides against a surge it will be on the best intelligence available.



Can you honestly imagine these folks haven't had all this crap orchestrated down to the letter?
If you cannot let's get better people in charge of the lives of Americans.
Did your ability to evaluate the Obama campaign stop at his promise to end the war in Iraq by last July?
Ah! didn't think so.



posted on Nov, 10 2009 @ 10:40 PM
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Originally posted by Donny 4 million

Been there done that dude. What's your creds? Care to hold my apron string next time?
What I am saying is America's butt is hangin out, The American Executive Branch has failed to protect. Since way before 911. Since before the USS Liberty.
Got a problem with that.


What could Obama have done to prevent that attack? You could just as easily blame Bush because he did not protect us from 9/11. Bush actually had prior information on Al Qaeda and its intentions that was passed on to him by the Clinton administration, but he did nothing to act on it until after the attacks.

There are some things no commander and chief can control. One is an attack on our troops by one of their own.

It's funny how those who hate "big government" also think the president should be like mommy and daddy and protect them from all the bad things in the world.

[edit on 10-11-2009 by Sestias]



posted on Nov, 11 2009 @ 12:17 AM
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I find it very pathetic that this so called president chooses to use this tragedy to open his speech with his own personal agenda by saying , " This is a time of war"

Officially we the Unites States of America are Not at war with anyone and are in Peace Time. There has been no congressional declaration of war against any nation.

Yes our boys are fighting a war overseas, but it's not OUR war until it is officially recognized by congress. Obama said this to further this incorrect 'spin' in front of our military men and nation knowing it would be an emotional time and his words would most likely be believed. You may consider we are in a war on Terror, yet the damage this killing spree did is nothing compared to the Socialist agenda Obama has set for this country. He is just trying to make himself look good and I am not buying it one bit. If anyone should be at war it is the American people at war against Obama and his socialist ideals. How dare he speak to me about life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, How Dare He!



posted on Nov, 11 2009 @ 12:42 AM
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Very impressive and sincere, that is a strong statement, one worthy of the American President and Commander in Chief.


I wonder if he wrote that, or if one of the many staff speach composers did it for him. Does or did the President have time or the opportunity to perhaps dictate it while performing his multitude of presidential tasks?

I honestly, as of now feel he might not have written it and that it maybe more than likely prewrote for him.

Seeing the televised broadcast would comfirm this for me, if he looked down reading it like a cue card. Or did he say it with out looking at what was wrote. In my opinion, some thing that some one wrote, they would likely have memorized. Or in the very least as short as that passage is, know enough if it to not need visual cues, for a short rehearsal.

Or am I being too speculative, and creating false positives where none exist?

No matter though, if he or some one else wrote it, I understand the message conveyed, and also felt the truth of those words. I would have liked to have heard him say those words live.

I wish not to detract from, the meaning and intention of those words. How ever the ulterior motives of our "government" has me questioning things in excess of what should be.

For good reason though in my opinion. I for one, know better to take what the government aka fed has to tell the people.

Lessoned learned if you will, the hard way it seems...



posted on Nov, 11 2009 @ 12:55 AM
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Originally posted by JohnPhoenix
I find it very pathetic that this so called president chooses to use this tragedy to open his speech with his own personal agenda by saying , " This is a time of war"

Officially we the Unites States of America are Not at war with anyone and are in Peace Time. There has been no congressional declaration of war against any nation.


No, there was how ever a "Presidential declaration", and directives the president "bush jr aka shrub", signed for the Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfield to enact and authorise US Armed Forces to conduct a "War on Terrorism".

There is a difference between these apsects, as the dfferences between the "degrees of truth". Abuses of this kind are what the checks and balances were created for in having distinct seperate sections of government.

That is why it is important for the people to know, understand and spread the knowledge contained with our "Charters of Freedom". Reading them and understanding what they mean. Not just simply know of them, and assumeing one knows what the meaning is.

It is not open to interpretation, the words are very definitive, and specifically worded for clarity and purpose.

If the people understood, that as a nation, we have more authority than the federal, state and local forms of government. We would not be in the position we are...collectively we are at fualt for our governments continued abuses and violations.

Because we have not removed them, by voteing other representatives as replacements.

We collectively as a people, we the people can make a difference. The government is nothing more than a collection of indivuals who are elect by we the people, to support and defend the constitution of the USofA, every one from simple Soldier to President has sworn that oath.

Oath keeper, or breaker. That is the difference, the uphold the oath of a free republic.

Or, violate that oath for personal gain...

Which have we seen from our elect officials? Which choice did they make, or break....

[edit for spelling and to add the below]
To me, it is personal.
To me, an "oathbreaker"(one who has sworn the oath & broke that oath) is in my opinion, a domestic enemy.

Every member of the Armed Forces, has sworn an Oath that quote "I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic...". First and foremost in The Oath are those exact words.

Oath Keeper, or oath breaker....
Who are we letting into our government.

We the people need to take a long hard look at ourselves, for allowing the elected to conduct themselves as they have. How can we judge them, if they are the ones we elected in the first place.

We the people...


[edit on 11-11-2009 by ADVISOR]



posted on Nov, 11 2009 @ 02:50 AM
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After having watched the video here, I am more inclined to believe he may have wrote or memorized it.

He looked around, and shows good character in his posture and speaking.

I am less certain in the previous suspicians I had above, but my questioning side still wonders.



posted on Nov, 11 2009 @ 06:07 AM
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Originally posted by Sestias

Originally posted by Donny 4 million

Been there done that dude. What's your creds? Care to hold my apron string next time?
What I am saying is America's butt is hangin out, The American Executive Branch has failed to protect. Since way before 911. Since before the USS Liberty.
Got a problem with that.


What could Obama have done to prevent that attack? You could just as easily blame Bush because he did not protect us from 9/11. Bush actually had prior information on Al Qaeda and its intentions that was passed on to him by the Clinton administration, but he did nothing to act on it until after the attacks.

There are some things no commander and chief can control. One is an attack on our troops by one of their own.

It's funny how those who hate "big government" also think the president should be like mommy and daddy and protect them from all the bad things in the world.

[edit on 10-11-2009 by Sestias]


I think you are getting warmer.
Look it's not just Obama, Bush, Clinton. What about the Security Services the taxpayers support?
The Secretary's of Defense. Office of Homeland Security yada yada yada.
See what I am saying. All these folks Continue to FAIL to protect the people that pay their salaries and die for their aggressions. They fail continuously. 911, Iraq, Afghanistan and now Fort Hood. What next?
Try to see what I am saying. They fail and all we get is excuses. We can't cover all the bases.
We were doing other things, no it was the Armies fault. No it was the CIA, no it was the FBI, No the Mossad.
Absolutly no accountability.

[edit on 11-11-2009 by Donny 4 million]



posted on Nov, 11 2009 @ 06:13 AM
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And the sheeple swallow is pseudo patriotic propaganda hook line and sinker. Freedom? Meanwhile Obama is pushing through one of the most fasictic pieces of legislation ever. Universal healthcare, with those who don't have coverage refusing to buy will be sent to jail. Yeah some freedom we have in this country.



posted on Nov, 11 2009 @ 06:38 AM
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Originally posted by ADVISOR
After having watched the video here, I am more inclined to believe he may have wrote or memorized it.

He looked around, and shows good character in his posture and speaking.

I am less certain in the previous suspicians I had above, but my questioning side still wonders.


I wish I could view your vid. I did see the speech though.
I thought it was quite ad -lib. He is a speaker form the get go.
G. W. got better as he got richer. LOL
I don't think Hitler had crib notes, not sure.



posted on Nov, 11 2009 @ 07:11 AM
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It was definitely a well written speech by Obama's team of skilled writers. Whether or not he actually understands the content of his own speech has yet to be determined.

On a side note, as I watched Obama place a challenge coin at each memorial marker I don't recall seeing Obama actually salute any of the fallen soldiers as they were saluted by their fellow soldiers. Is this customary? or am I expecting too much from our Commander in Chief?



posted on Nov, 11 2009 @ 10:13 AM
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Fine speech. Now where's the action behind it?

When will he approve Gen. McChrystal's request for 40,000 troops for Afghanistan?

He's already delayed and delayed and delayed again on making this decision. So either ante up or fold, Mr. Obama!



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