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Team Obama Denies Veterans Access to Vietnam Memorial
Fox News Nation ^ | June 11, 2012

Posted on 06/11/2012 9:51:18 AM PDT by Kaslin

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Vets denied access to Vietnam Memorial

Due to high security surrounding President Obama’s visit to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on Memorial Day, many veterans were turned away, unable to mourn their fellow soldiers at The Wall.

Retired Army Lieutenant General John Sylvester was one of the vets turned away, and he spoke out about the rebuff on Fox and Friends. Sylvester said that he didn’t take offense on his own behalf, but on behalf of all those who died in the war. He said, “It’s about those 58,000 plus soldiers, sailors, airmen, and Marines that are represented on that wall. That wall is America’s wall. It is not the presidents wall.”

The organization of which Sylvester is a part, the 11th Armored Cavalry Association, gathers on both Memorial Day and Veterans Day to place a wreath on the wall and to “be able to stand there reflectively, to be able to reach up and touch names of real-life humans, people that we knew, and it is our day as veterans to go and honor those men who are represented on that wall.”

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1 posted on 06/11/2012 9:51:23 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin
no surprise.. it's all about pResident O'Bozo.. da cha know

2 posted on 06/11/2012 9:57:14 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (WA DC E$tabli$hment; DNC/RNC/Unionists...Brazilian saying: "$@me Old $hit; different flie$". :^)
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To: Kaslin

Obama should have arrived early to allow Americans access to the wall for the rest of the day.

should have arrived at 8am and left.

Then Vets, families, friends and Americans would have access to the area for the rest of the day.


3 posted on 06/11/2012 9:58:36 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live athrough it anyway)
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To: Kaslin

If they don’t understand why they were turned away, they should open their eyes. The have a _resident with a MASSIVE NARCISSISTIC PERSONALITY DISORDER!


4 posted on 06/11/2012 9:59:52 AM PDT by 17th Miss Regt
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To: Kaslin

“That wall is America’s wall. It is not the presidents wall.”

That’s where you’re mistaken. Don’t you know the White House is his house, not the peoples house? / sarc


5 posted on 06/11/2012 10:00:27 AM PDT by duckman (Go Newt...)
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To: Kaslin

A more thoughtful president would not have gone to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on Memorial Day on such a day knowing it would have to be shut down for him...especially Obama, the most costly and protected CinC in history.


6 posted on 06/11/2012 10:00:28 AM PDT by yoe (Proud to be part of the Tea Party movement.....!!!!!)
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To: Kaslin

Another photo op for President Soetoro.


7 posted on 06/11/2012 10:04:15 AM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: skinkinthegrass

This happens just to protect an SOB who isn’t fit or qualified to lick the red dust and mud off the boots of the men and women who served there.


8 posted on 06/11/2012 10:07:24 AM PDT by 5th MEB (Progressives in the open; --- FIRE FOR EFFECT!!)
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To: Vendome

obama is a POS- he did not go to the Vietnam Memorial to commemorate the 58,000+ who sacrificed their lives- he went there for PR during an election year...

didn’t GWB make a private visit to the Vietnam Wall in the pouring rain prior to the Iraq war??


9 posted on 06/11/2012 10:10:43 AM PDT by God luvs America (63.5million pay no federal income tax then vote demoKrat)
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To: Kaslin

The Romney camp should jump all over this and in EVERY debate


10 posted on 06/11/2012 10:11:37 AM PDT by 70th Division (I love my country but fear my government!)
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To: 70th Division

Let’s hope the Romney camp is taking notes for the debates on this down the road.


11 posted on 06/11/2012 10:15:58 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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"lick the dust"
your much too kind...
i was, thinking.. *nevermind*

12 posted on 06/11/2012 10:16:41 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (WA DC E$tabli$hment; DNC/RNC/Unionists...Brazilian saying: "$@me Old $hit; different flie$". :^)
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To: Vendome

According to ret. Lt General Silvester. 0bama was only there for 16 minutes, around 9:00 AM. They had the area closed until 3:00 PM


13 posted on 06/11/2012 10:16:41 AM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Vendome
The light probably wasn't perfect at 8 a.m. for the photo that he wanted (of his image being reflected from the stone).

Obama believes that the people in the military today fight "on his behalf." He probably thinks the persons whose names are on the wall died on behalf of Presidents Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon.

14 posted on 06/11/2012 10:17:48 AM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: Kaslin

We here at Free Republic read about this a week ago.

Glad to see Fox woke up.

What happened to the rest of the news sources.


15 posted on 06/11/2012 10:18:39 AM PDT by Venturer
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“According to ret. Lt General Silvester. 0bama was only there for 16 minutes, around 9:00 AM. They had the area closed until 3:00 PM”

I’ll bet the Kenyan bastard did that on purpose.


16 posted on 06/11/2012 10:21:41 AM PDT by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: Kaslin

I know veterans who are liberals who will say this is okay.


17 posted on 06/11/2012 10:23:52 AM PDT by Terry Mross ("It happened. And we let it happen." Peter Griffin - FAMILY GUY)
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Of course they had to close the Vietnam Memorial all day...

Do you know how long it takes to set up a shot like this, complete with the halo? You have to wait until the light is just right...

18 posted on 06/11/2012 10:25:02 AM PDT by Haiku Guy ("The problem with Internet Quotes is that you never know if they are real" -- Abraham Lincoln)
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To: duckman

Just like the White House is not his White House


19 posted on 06/11/2012 10:28:10 AM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Verginius Rufus

Well, these guys have gotten pretty good with Photoshop so why couldn’t they superimpose Barry at the wall and on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial?

/S


20 posted on 06/11/2012 10:33:24 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live athrough it anyway)
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