Sunday, November 8, 2009

Obama Needs to Go to Ft. Hood

by Jeffrey Scott Shapiro | | November 06, 2009

This is one of the worst shooting massacres in American history and ironically, it happened at a secure, U.S. Army military installation. -- That's the president's turf and he should be there at the very least as a symbol of "hope" to those family members who lost loved ones.

Although it took President Obama six months after he took office to finally visit Afghanistan and assess the situation there, it's a little understandable since the country is unsafe and Washington is nearly 7,000 miles from Kabul.

But yesterday, 13 of our own troops were killed and 30 others were injured in Fort Hood, Texas at a secure U.S. Army base and the president is nowhere to be seen.

That's a little disappointing, especially since Obama doesn't seem to have problem making appearances everywhere else when it comes to the little things that don't really count.

After all, President Obama seemed to make it to Manhattan last month when Goldman Sachs, his number one Wall Street campaign contributor along with several other shadow banking firms attended an expensive DNC fundraiser at New York City's Columbus Circle.

He also didn't seem to have a problem appearing on "The Late Show with David Letterman" in September or taking time out of his schedule to drink a beer with a Harvard professor and Cambridge police officer who had a dispute over a local, misdemeanor arrest in July.
Let's also not forget the president's overseas trip to Denmark with television talk show host Oprah Winfrey last month to try and convince Olympic committee officials to land the 2012 games in his hometown of Chicago.

The president sure is a busy guy.

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