WATCH: A President has a responsibility to honor the fallen and wounded soldiers

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A few years ago, Glenn got to visit the White House to meet with President George W. Bush in the Oval Office. While he went in and came out disagreeing with him on several issues, the President told him a story that day that has stuck with him ever since. He remembered President Bush talking about soldiers who had fallen in war, and because he could remember their names Glenn could tell that he felt responsible for ever lost and wounded warrior.

Today, that memory stands out even more when contrasted with the current Commander-In-Chief, President Barack Obama. Today, Glenn read a story of how several letters were sent to parents of fallen SEALs. But rather than sending personalized notes, Obama sent form letters signed with an electronic pen. He didn’t even have to touch the letters.

To show that not everyone has forgotten their sacrifice and that “We the People” still honor those who have laid down their lives for the country, Glenn led TheBlaze staff in a moment of silence.

  • Anonymous

    Good morning to you all… or is it ?

    The new President of Egypt ,has just declared in Iran ,where he is now on a state visit, that there is now a strategic alliance between Egypt an Iran.
    Iran is a clear and present danger to all. Yesterday, President Morssi joined hands with Iran !! 

    When you cast your vote for President of the USA remember this:

    President Barak Hussain Obama was very active in removing President Mubarak from office. Mubarak was a very close ally of the US. Obama knew full well that the Islamic brotherhood was going to win the Presidency in Egypt. Obama knew full well that the Islamic Brotherhood had very close ties to the Iran.

    If all that is o.k with you… go ahead and vote for Obama…but when the first Iranian Nuclear threat against the USA is made, please remember that your vote helped this happen !! Obama is not fit to be the leader of the free world.

  • Anonymous

    Another bullshit story from glenn beck.
    glenn beck, who has never visited troops overseas and has never served in a public office is criticizing the President?!
    glenn beck is fucking pathetic and it shows once again as he tries to play the “role” of President on his fake little stage!

  • landofaahs

    To obama, the military is merely a prop for his personal political use.  He will use the military to make himself look good around election by a Hollywood production to make him look like he had a tough decision to make which would only be tough if you were worrying about your own personal political gain.
    He willl brag “I got Bin Laden” like he pulled the trigger himself.  But obama and the democrats are good at death.  They are the party of killing babies in the womb.  They are a party wanting to kill seniors in the future through obama care death panels.  obama and democrats are expert at killing the economy,jobs, spirit, freedom, and resonsibility.  They are in short, the party of death. 

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    I will put it simply; Obama cares nothing for the soliders of this nation, he sees them as tools at best, means of colonial oppression of his ideological insanity at worst (which is almost always).

    Obama is a traitor and a disgrace to the office of the Presidency; this November he needs to be given the pink slip and fired.

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    Landofaahs – wanted to pass onto you my contacts in Egypt have checked out as best as they can the story of the Muslim Brotherhoods crucifixions; right now they say that what they can find is ambiguous at best…most likely a local imam is bosting of doing such and it hit the media cycles.

  • http://twitter.com/nutts2020 nutt

    George W Bush: the President who banned the media from covering repatriation of fallen US service personell. Barack Obama: the President who overturned that ban.

  • Anonymous

    President Bush was so concerned about the welfare of the troops that he sent them to death and destruction!  What a guy!

  • landofaahs

    Thanks. That is good news that it was another muslim shooting off his mouth. We do know that they attacked Coptic churches and killed Christians and that the persecution continues. I’ll pray for your family over there.

  • http://twitter.com/PriscillaJSkidm Priscilla J. Skidmor

    go ahead and vote for Obama…but when the first Iranian Nuclear threat against the USA is made, please remember that your vote helped this happen !! Obama is not fit to be the leader of the free world. http://Millionaire4Project.blogspot.com

  • Anonymous

    Earlier this month a group called ” The 31Heros Project ” held a money raising benifit for these men who gave their all… it was held at gyms across the country, there was a gathering of motorcycles in Virginia Beach Va.  And an auction that raised some 85 thousand dollars anyone interested in donating to the cause can do so at:   http://www.31heroes.com/location/   Chairman “O”  may not care about our men but we can……

  • Anonymous

    You are calling Glenn pathetic?  Ha!  that’s funny.  The language you use to get your point across shows your shallowness.  And, at this time we still have a few rights left so feel free to not watch Glenn if you don’t like him.  As a matter of fact..take your fowl mouth and get off of this site.  

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000497135569 Sam Johnson

     Please remind me-when was the draft brought back?

  • http://twitter.com/Hooahtime Cathy

    It literally sickens your stomach to have someone like Obama in there “who could care less” about these Navy Seals. Priority for him, it’s only about getting re-elected to finish his disasterous path for America.

  • new2la

    This is why some in the military have such great contempt for this man. When President Bush spoke about the guys in our armed forces, you can see the anguish on his face; he would tear up. Obama, shows no feelings or emotion either way; you can see it in his eyes, in his actions and body language….he is fooling no one.

  • new2la

    Idolatry……oh the peace!

  • Anonymous

    No one said you have to even visit this site. Your lack of education is very much apparent here. You show it by the way you articulate your thoughts. More important, you show it by the way you vote. You need to look at Glenn’s life path and see from where he came and what he has done and what he has acheived. Then, take a look at your own pitiful life, someone being led by the nose, too stupid to do your own research. Are you on the government dole too? Maybe that is the problem here, you do not want to loose your food stamps. We do not want your foul mouth here.

  • Anonymous

    For quite a while now I’ve called Obama the “little who” – “little” because he’s a small being, not in size, but otherwise, and “who” for White House occupier.”  It just suits him and his actions.  I would be willing to bet that the commanders of our military commands do better than autopen form letters.  That is a disgrace!  I can never think of him as the Commander-in-Chief of our military – sorry, just isn’t happening

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EHETWQlwxfg&feature=share&list=PL5FABE780A13D231D Rahm Kota

    I guess you are also ignoring the law suit Obama put on Ohio because the soldiers get to vote late gee I wonder why the let that happen. That does not sound like someone who cares about soldiers.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EHETWQlwxfg&feature=share&list=PL5FABE780A13D231D Rahm Kota
  • Anonymous

    Don’t forget that he is actively persuing the removal of all tthis country’s neuclear warheads.  No other country is even considering doing this.  Where will that leave America.  Just saying

  • Sandie

    He doesn’t care about the troops. He cares that military, who predominantly vote conservative, will all get to have their votes counted, unlike what happened in Florida during the Bush Gore election.

  • Anonymous

    OBAMAS ONLY RESPONSIBLE FOR GOLF AND VACATIONS   —  EVERYTHING ELSE CAN GO TO HELL.

  • Anonymous

    Mr. President and i say that  lightly , If you don’t have the decency to honer our fallen with a few compasionate word’s to there families then I do believe your time as our LEADER :(  has about run it’s coarse and i think Kenya has some small town that is looking for a guy that look’s just like you in a suit and a hoodie some folk’s you just can’t reach I mean dam it come on Sir they died for all of US !!!!!
    May GOD Bless our fallen HERO’S and there families !
    And those HERO’S who are watching our back’s RIGHT NOW !!!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    And what would you have done sat on your ass like you were when you wrote this crap if you thought someone was going to get you Rambo wouldn’t you still ask your mommy to save you !  They passed away so you could be a moron now go get a cookie !
                                                                                            What a guy !

  • Anonymous

    And thank you, Glenn, for your honoring the fallen as you did here.  May they all be at peace.

    Recently rec’d an email which stated that since the Normandy Campaign in WWII and the

    graves there, every POTUS has made an annual trip to honor them and their sacrifices. 

    But the trip was not made for the past three years.  (Did not check the accuracy of the email, so

    can’t speak to it’s truthfulness, but it sounds about right.)  With the criticism of the recent letters

    sent re: the loss of lives in Afghanistan, B.O. did what he had to do.  He visited Ft. Bliss and

    chatted up the troops.  We know how much he loves America, don’t we?  I hope they do too.

  • Anonymous

    And we have heard about how much he wants to cut and dismantle defense.

    Even though the military are crying: Foul!

  • Anonymous

    Uh huh.  And pray tell how did the media cover the coming back of the fallen?  In an

    honorable fashion or as propaganda?   You tell me.

  • Anonymous

    Your statement was similar to almost every glenn beck statement.
    It was full of hate, lacked any fact and didn’t account for shit.
    Find a fact and get back to me.
    P.S. I exercise my freedom of speech. If you do not want it, ignore it and float away down beck’s toilet bowl of morality silently.

  • Anonymous

    I don’t watch glenn.
    I don’t have enough time to listen to dead beat dads who use alcohol and drugs as an excuse for being fuck ups.
    I can use any language I want. It is called freedom of speech, and who the hell made up the criteria for what is appropriate language? The Bible? NO!!!
    P.S. The proper spelling for inappropriate language is FOUL not “fowl” you stupid FUCK!!!

  • http://twitter.com/nutts2020 nutt

    If somebody has given their life for their country, then their body’s repatriation shouldn’t be ignored by exectutive order. That’s hugely disrespectful. Are you suggesting that the media would treat it as a party-piece?

  • Anonymous

    During the silence, and the passing of the pictures of those heroes, I cried, and not just tears, but sobbed at the ultimate service rendered, and the callous handling of official thanks for their sacrifice for us, even, including the poser-in-chief, who has no love or concern other than for political gain.

    Glenn’s silence said it all. I can say no more.

    Laus Deo

  • Anonymous

    nutt, are you telling me the media were fully behind GW on the wars?

    And NEVER used the chance for the photo ops when the coffins of the

    fallen were returned to point out the ”unpopular” war(s)?

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EHETWQlwxfg&feature=share&list=PL5FABE780A13D231D Rahm Kota

    I would doubt he even cares about us little people. Like he painted my state back in 2008 we cling to our God and guns.

  • Anonymous

    I am aware of my spelling mistake..I know it’s foul and not fowl.  But, I’ll take my spelling mistake over your very inappropriate language any day of the week.  And, anyone who resorts to name calling and cursing obviously doesn’t have anything to say that anyone cares to hear.  If you really had something meaningful to say, you wouldn’t have to have such a FOUL mouth. May God bless you and help you to over come your liberal anger.

  • Anonymous

    Ugh…you are such a creepy dude…I will not be giving such an uneducated person as yourself another thought.  Nor will I respond to anything you have to say ever again.  

  • Anonymous

    Our President is disgusting. He can use TWO PENS two sign each LETTER of HIS OWN name on HIS stupid health care law, but there is NO respect for the men and women who gave their LIVES for our country. They died for OUR freedom, the least the President of the UNITED STATES could DO is sign his freakn name HIMSELF and write and actual REAL LETTER, I mean really, there’s NO time at ALL for a phone call? Or a real letter? Or flowers for the family? Mr. President, don’t these people and their families deserve everything we can give them? They have given SO much, can you at least give a little? I guess not. God Bless our servicemen and women, their families, and America. Thank you to everyone who is serving or has ever served this country, I can say as an regular American that I will be eternally grateful for what you have done. God Bless and God willing we get a President who will treat all of our armed service men and women with the respect the deserve.

  • Anonymous

     George Bush stopped playing golf during his presidency because when he was golfing he would receive the news of a fallen soldier and be so upset. Hopefully all our service men and women overseas will get their ballots early enough for their votes to count.

  • Anonymous

     If you have seen the movie 2016 (Dinesh D’souza) which explains Obama is an anti-colonialist who despises the West. It makes you realize WHY he treats our soldiers this way. Because he hates American and therefore hates them too. He doesn’t care HOW many die.

  • Anonymous

    Fine with me.
    Fuck you too!!!
    P.S. Master’s Degree Bitch!!!

  • Anonymous

    So…
    Now you are the ONE who gets to decide what language is inappropriate or appropriate.
    Gosh, I’m sorry. I didn’t know I was talking to royalty.
    Please accept my apologies your highness.
    P.S. Let me know when the next update for which words are “foul” and inappropriate to make sure I don’t offend you!!!

  • Anonymous

    I can’t believe I am actually responding to your idiotic post.
    I hope that you are simply ignorant to the facts of the case because you don’t listen to real media outlets or investigate things yourself.

    1.  The case brought against the state of Ohio dealt with early voting, not later.
    2.  The case brought against the state of Ohio made an appeal to have early voting rights available to every Ohio citizen, including members in the military.  It was not an appeal to remove the military’s vote.

    If you already knew this and made the statement you did, you are a pathetic liar.

    If you made this statement without knowing the facts you can join the rest of glenn’s ignorant army and ignore the truth.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EHETWQlwxfg&feature=share&list=PL5FABE780A13D231D Rahm Kota

    That is only a front block head every other state does it but now Ohio a swing state gets this treatment but not places like Road Island. Gee moron it is so transparent that you god Obama is trying to not let soldiers vote so that he can steal the election in Ohio. I can’t believe that your so pinheaded not see passed the old “fairness” trick. Truth is other people can vote before in absent tee voting people over sea serving need the extra days for their votes to make it to their state so tell me why doesn’t your god Obama don’t want them to vote is it because they vote republican more then demarcate? Next your going to tell me that it is unfair that the dead don’t vote as well.

  • http://twitter.com/nutts2020 nutt

    Just because he doesn’t agree with it doesn’t mean he should ban it. If people regard seeing the reality of dead soldiers as ‘unpopular’, then they shouldn’t jump up and down so fervently about sending the military in in the first place.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GR2F7ZHJRA2AVVT7CXGNBNXLY4 Dorris P

    I am NOT understanding WHY they aren’t having ANITA MONCRIEF speak at one of the debates? She is on YouTube But needs to have more exposure for telling the TRUTH.SHE IS A PAST ACORN WORKER.and she sure is blowing the lid off his operation.
    WHY are they not bringing out the fact that his records are Sealed and WHY?????????
    WHY, has he gotten by with MURDER and nothing being discussed about that.
    Just go to YouTube and pull up Larry Sinclair/Obama,DRUGS AND HOMOSEXUAL PARTIES,2008 then while your there see the report=Mother Of Obama’s Gay Lover speaks up.he went to Trinity United Church.Why are they NOT checking about Obama’s membership in a CHICAGO GAY CLUB?????????Donald Young an openly Gay Choir Director was found brutally Murdered to keep him from talking about he and OBAMA’S Affair.. WHY??????????
    WHY, don’t they have the Black BISHOP  EARL WALKER JACKSON Sr. speak at one of there rallies. He is Calling for ALL CHRISTIANS to LEAVE THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY, and let his say why.
    JUST who side are MITT’s Party ON????? WHY ARE THEY NOT HAVING these people Speak?????????This is NO TIME FOR TIC,TACK. TOW.Stop paying one upsmenshi0p.
    Some one EXPLAIN TO ME ,WHY???????????
    SOMETHING ISN’T RIGHT.and this is why Barack has a chance of being reelected,Do all the polititicals want him to win from both sides of the isle?
    Glenn I have ALWAYS respected you and knew you had truth on your side , But I can’t understand why you aren’t blowing the lid off of these stories?
    I will Face Barack and NOT BACK DOWN FOR A MINIUTE,TRY ME.I don’t talk out of both sides of my mouth.I am 83 years young and need some answers.
    dorrisp3@yahoo.com

  • Anonymous

    Oh how right you are.