President Barack Obama, the White House chief who’s perpetually late for events he’s participating in or keynoting, curiously couldn’t wait to get to the moment of silence part of his September 11 address – rushing to the stage so quickly, in fact, he actually moved up the time of the symbolic moment so lost some of its significance.
The moment of silence was scheduled for 9:37 a.m., the exact time the Pentagon came under attack on September 11 by planes flown into the building by terrorists. But Obama apparently couldn’t wait for the moment.
The somber seconds of silence actuallly went forth minutes early.
Here’s how the Daily Caller reports it, citing a Department of Defense source: “A source close to the situation told TheDC that Obama arrived early to the memorial service – which took place at the Pentagon – and wanted to get things started early.
“A Department of Defense official confirmed that the moment of silence was moved up a few minutes and that Obama was the one who made the decision, saying the president ‘moved early.’ … After the moment of silence, President Obama gave a speech about the need to honor the 3,000 victims of September 11.”
Really, President Obama – really?
Included in his message were calls to “preserve the legacy of those we lost” and appeals to “live up to their example.”
Why do lefties always speak out of both sides of their mouths?
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But at least Obama didn’t go so far in his disrespect for September 11 victims of terrorism and their families by saying what Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein did.
“I think assassinations,” she said, the Hill reported, “they’re against international law to start with and to that effect, I think I would not have assassinated Osama bin Laden but would have captured him and brought him to trial.”
Question for Stein: Do you think terrorism attacks are against international law, too?
Regardless, Stein said if elected to the White House – an admittedly slim-to-none chance – she would take a more “targeted” approach to fighting terrorism that her presidential predecessors, and bring them to justice in a way that doesn’t violate international standards, rather than simply assassinate them.
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