We’re still waiting for any acknowledgement from our commander in chief about the six American service members who were killed by a terrorist attack in Afghanistan. Any acknowledgement, that is, beyond his usual response to any tragedy befalling Americans, which is, of course to hit the golf course. (H/T Breitbart News)
The president DID, however, manage to pry himself off the golf course in order to acknowledge something he felt was more important than the largest loss of life of American troops in Afghanistan this year.
As The Washington Examiner reports:
President Obama commemorated the five-year anniversary of the lifting of the ban on gays serving in the military by saying he’s received “hundreds” of letters from previously closeted troops.
Obama signed legislation repealing the policy on Dec. 22, 2010, and he said the policy that prohibited gays from openly serving in the military “wasn’t just about living up to our ideals.”
“As commander in chief, I have no greater responsibility than keeping Americans safe. And when it comes to defending our country, we need to draw on the talents of every American — regardless of sexual orientation.”
Obama then ticked off progress his administration has made toward LGBT equality, including the landmark Supreme Court decision allowing gays to marry and expansion of the Violence Against Women Act to protect LGBT victims.
“I couldn’t be prouder of what we’ve accomplished together,” he wrote on Facebook. “But our work is not finished.”
Sadly, President Obama was too busy patting himself on the back to even acknowledge one of the six killed in Afghanistan was the U.S. Military’s first openly gay woman killed in combat, Air Force Maj. Adrianna Vorderbruggen.
I guess we should give him credit, at least, for acknowledging that he has “no greater responsibility than keeping Americans safe.” It’s just kinda funny how he goes about it, isn’t it?
And I guess we also have to give him credit for, true to form, making it crystal clear where his priorities lie.
[Note: This article was written by Michelle Jesse, Associate Editor]