Obama golfs on Memorial Day

Funny, I don’t recall seeing this story in the U.S. media but found the link in John Little’s Blogs of War. The ever reliable Telegraph covered the story, coincidentally pointing out that not a single U.S. newspaper reported that President Obama golfed on Memorial Day.

For those who don’t read the foreign press, I’ve found their perspective a refreshing change from our lamestream media. Nile Gardiner hits the nail on the head:

“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. This demonstrated not only good judgment but humility and respect for the men and women who keep America safe. It is little wonder that, as Gallup reveals in a new poll, US military personnel and veterans give Barack Obama lower marks for his job performance than members of the general public. The president’s actions smack of poor taste, as well a lack of empathy and support for the US military, hardly the kind of leadership the White House should be projecting at a time of war.”

There are plenty of vets in the U.S. who teed it up on Memorial Day. That’s OK, they’ve earned it. Generally I don’t resent that Obama golfs so much, it keeps him away from the office. But not on this day.

I invite readers to submit your own captions to the photo. Mine is ‘Obama kicks veterans to the curb to enjoy 18.’

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