Archive for Thursday, December 25, 2008

Obama praises military on Christmas Eve

December 25, 2008


— President-elect Barack Obama offered appreciation to the U.S. military on Christmas Eve in a recorded message and then asked children of uniformed troops if they had their wish lists ready during a visit to Marine Corps Base Hawaii just northeast of Honolulu.

Earlier in the day, his aides released a recorded message of appreciation to the military “serving their second, third or even fourth tour of duty.”

“This holiday season, their families celebrate with a joy that is muted knowing that a loved one is absent, and sometimes in danger,” Obama said in the message, set to air Saturday morning. “In towns and cities across America, there is an empty seat at the dinner table; in distant bases and on ships at sea, our servicemen and women can only wonder at the look on their child’s face as they open a gift back home.”

Obama, his family and his close friends are spending 12 days on the island of Oahu, staying at a rented $9 million beachfront estate.


just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 9 years, 3 months ago

Cutting the "defense" budget by about 2/3 would be the best thing that could be done for the military. That way they wouldn't be sent off by chicken hawks to die needlessly in imperial adventures.

just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 9 years, 3 months ago

"Obamas even mention of the military is pandering."I'll agree with you that it's to a large extent pandering, but that's because the warmonger/military industrial complex mindset you and mike represent so well is so entrenched in this country he really has no choice but to pay lip service to it.

just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 9 years, 3 months ago

Just keep clicking your heels, and keep repeating that little mantra, Tom.

Flap Doodle 9 years, 3 months ago

Remember the O'dude's buddy Bill Ayers?Here's how the Weather Underground was going to interact with soldiers at Ft. Dix:"Billy goes on about how the Weather Underground came into existence because “peaceful protests had failed” and “after an accidental explosion killed three comrades.” The explosion of the townhouse in Greenwich Village was the result of a bomb factory which was preparing bombs containing roofing nails for use at a Fort Dix enlisted club. The inclusion of roofing nails can have but one purpose and that’s to injure or kill people."

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