Why does Horrible Person Barack Obama not know that it is totally inappropriate to relax and play golf on Memorial Day? It’s like he’s peeing on the bodies of dead soldiers. Crabby Brit commentator Nile Gardiner can’t understand why Obama’s Chief of Staff refused to put a stop to this horror:
Does it matter if the president chooses to play golf on Memorial Day, and for the second time in his presidency (he did so as well in 2009)? I think it does, and it displays extraordinarily bad judgment, not only by Obama himself but also by his advisers. His chief of staff for example should have firmly cautioned against it. President Obama is not just any American but Commander in Chief of the US Armed Forces. The United States is currently engaged in a major war in Afghanistan with over 100,000 troops on the ground, and more than 1,500 have already laid down their lives for their country.
The least the president can do on Memorial Day is spend the whole day with veterans and servicemen’s families while acknowledging their sacrifice. As Koffler points out above, President George W. Bush stopped playing golf out of respect for the families of Iraq War dead.
Eh, probably a better tribute to the families of the Iraq War dead would have been to just not have an Iraq War. [Telegraph Blogs]