Yesterday, U.S. Army Major General Harold Greene was laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery. Greene was given full military honors and a 13-gun salute, along with a plethora of well-deserved ceremonial merits including “a caisson, two escort platoons, casket team, firing party, colors team, and a caparisoned horse.”
Any ideas who was missing from the ceremony? (H/T: Legal Insurrection)
That’s correct. Despite being exceedingly deserving of respect, Greene was not offered any by those in the Obama administration.
No President Obama at Major General Greene’s ceremony. No Vice-President Joe Biden. No Secretary of State John Kerry.
Instead, we get this:
The President failed to interrupt his vacation time to even make a statement. In fact, upon initially hearing of the tragic loss of Major General Greene over a week ago, it took two days for Obama to even “mention” his name.
Carol Megathlin at the Savannah Morning News points out the wide disparity in respect that the Commander-In-Chief had regarding the death of the highest ranking military member since Vietnam, and that of comedian Robin Williams.
Williams was afforded a lengthy statement within hours of his death. Greene had a blurb inserted into a prepared speech over 48 hours later.
This is however, the same man who referred to four Americans killed in Benghazi as “bumps in the road.” Nothing is truly shocking when it comes to President Obama’s behavior. Not even his laser-like focus and deep dedication to what truly matters to him – dancing and golfing.
The President dances the night away in Martha’s Vineyard, while a man who spent over three decades serving and eventually dying for his country is brought to his final resting place.