Awful… President Obama Makes Horrible Mistake Dishonoring Medal of Honor Recipients (Video)

This was absolutely awful.

Barack Obama made another horrible mistake today.
The president visited the 10th Mountain Division today and congratulated them on their service. Then he told the soldiers that he had given the Medal of Honor to Jared Monti who came back from Iraq alive.
Jared Monti was actually killed in Iraq in 2006.
How sad.

“First time I saw 10th Mountain Division, you guys were in southern Iraq. When I went back to visit Afghanistan, you guys were the first ones there. I had the great honor of seeing some of you because a comrade of yours, Jared Monti, was the first person who I was able to award the Medal of Honor to who actually came back and wasn’t receiving it posthumously.

Blackfive caught the president’s horrible gaffe.

As we all know, SSG Sal Giunta, of the 173rd Airborne, was the first living recipient (2011) of the MOH who fought in Iraq/Afganistan. SFC Jared Monti, 10th Mountain Division, was KIA in Afghanistan in 2006. He was posthumously awarded the MOH by Obama in 2009.

How does the Commander-in-Chief mix these heroes up? He put that medal around Giunta’s neck and he stood with Monti’s parents as they grieved.

Here’s the video.

This ranks up there as one of his worst gaffes ever.
How awful.
Hat Tip Tom

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  • FurryGuyJeans

    Barry will be forgiven yet again by the MFM because they want (and get) political Kabuki Theatre. Being a smarmym lying creep is something good in their world view.

  • SSBN 627(B)

    This fool has no idea what a CMH means, other than as a political device.

    Like everything else in his life, just a tool to serve his agenda.

  • Granny

    “Most brilliant “president” EVAH!

  • FurryGuyJeans

    And here I thought our Foot-In-Mouth President would be hard pressed to top his “corpseman” gaffe, but I get proven wrong.

  • USMC Thomas

    SØBama reminds one of the slimiest salesman you find working on the commercial strip outside any military base.

  • Just_Saying

    Obummer is a bumbling idiot! Hope he doesn’t have the nuclear codes nearby…

  • Chisum

    “You ain’t seen nuthin’ yet.”

    We still have this dufus until January 2013.

  • Carbon Pootprint

    So they going to shorten the beast and paint it yellow?

    FurryGuyJeans commented:

    Barry will be forgiven yet again by the MFM <——– That s*it cracked me up.

  • Dan

    I assume Jon Leibowitz will say this proves Obama is stupid right? lol

  • jerrylud

    i hate when that traitor usesour brave heros as photo ops

  • Sickofobama

    I actually think all these gaffes are designed to piss us off so we react with violence.

    Obama has about as much empathy for other people as a rock does.

    He is empty inside.

  • MAJ Mike

    This is the genius who leads our country. He’s not worthy to be in the same room as those he commands.

  • Redwine

    “You guys”. Really respectful. What a moron and a disgrace to the office of POTUS.

  • RS

    I am sure these brave men and women respect the office of the President, even if the current president is not worthy of shining their shoes.

  • Chris in N.Va.

    USAF veteran Hawaiian digital salute to our Narcissist-in-Chief!!!

    The country of Turdistan is missing its national mascot. We plan to ship it back in 2012.

  • danoso

    Where the heck was the teleprompter? They should know by now not to let this guy ‘wing it’.

  • BubbaHotep

    Lest ye forget:
    Michelle Obama: “Barack Has A Memory Like A Steel Trap”…

    …………………………………………………………………… Fe2O3.nH2O

  • SFC Monti was killed in Afghanistan, not Iraq.

  • tru

    It’s expected from a guy who plays golf on Memorial Day.

  • Redlite

    Effing Idiot! Barry is clueless about anything to do with the Military. Worst CinC ever!!

    Every school in America should teach about the MOH recipients. They all are fine men worthy of adulation and praise. May God bless them all.

  • Taqiyyotomist

    “Cause I’m Gaffemaster B. on the microphone!”

    Seriously. There is no precedent for this in America. Maybe even the world. For all of time.

    I doubt even Caligula’s administration was this gaffetastic.

  • mamagriz68

    Add this to that Sarah Palin is an idiot video. Most shameful president ever.

  • President Obama not only doesn’t understand how to pronounce “corpsman”, he also doesn’t know how to pronounce “posthumously”.

  • Nosmo

    No one ‘wins’ the MOH.

  • Chisum
  • jainphx

    Just plain ignorant. I’d be will to bet that between Obama and Biden their I.Q doesn’t reach 100 combined.

  • PhilipJames

    So, the Obama worshippers tell you that he is brilliant… an absolute genius.
    And you believe them.
    You are an idiot.

    Obama is a total doofus. He is always out golfing because they don’t want him around to screw up their leftist agenda…. its “get the fool out of here before he screws things up” and the minions are running the Administration. Then they trot the fool out every once in a while to read off the teleprompter and he continues to blow it because he has no clue what he is reading.

  • DCJuggler

    Leave our brave CIC along. It’s very difficult for the Lightworker to remember TWO different names. You are all racists. Sarcasm off. Is it 2012 yet?

  • Mona

    Pass the barf bag. He is scum.

  • tommy mc donnell

    he is so use to saying whatever he feels he has to say at the moment and not having any consequence for misstatements of fact that being accurate or telling the truth doesn’t matter to him. the media would had any other politican laughed off the stage by now. and the myth is our most intelligent politican ever, what does that say about the rest of them.

  • RickS

    And this fu##!ng imbecile is our president. People actually voted for this freak. God help us.

  • Dave-O

    A freakin’ disgrace. An embarrassment to our country. This is what we get when 53% of the voting public casts their vote for a bumblin’ fumblin’ shake-n-bake community organizer.

  • Fionnagh

    No surprise. Recall how John McCain actually KNEW the name of the MIA soldier written on McCain’s bracelet, while BO had to LOOK at his own bracelet for the MIA’s name. In short, our military and the brave individuals who comprise it, mean nothing to this president – unless it’s a photo op.

  • Iconoclast

    This bunghole has no feeling for our service people, other than as props for his political spin.

    Politicians treat details in speeches and the audience casually only when they have no respect for them. In this case, it is utter narcissistic contempt. Every time I conclude this mobile pile of gnat turds has surely bottomed out, it proves me wrong by doing something even worse. Calling it “The.Worst.President.Ever.” is a terrible insult to everyone else ever to occupy the Oval Office, including even the quivering coward from Georgia and the philandering ego of Arkansas. The bacteria in the sewers are better than Seabiscuit & her jockey.

  • Ms Liberty

    Worst ever…
    And somewhere tonight a former peanut farmer from Georgia is smiling ever wider.

  • Dave-O

    Think about standing up at your best friend’s wedding and toasting his bride, and then stupidly referring to her with the name of the groom’s ex-wife, or ex-girlfriend.

    then multiply THAT gaffe – by about 1,000 fold – or more.

    that’s what it must have felt like to the soldiers present in that room. A huge hard slap in the face.

    what a P.O.S.

  • bg


    “just words”..

    and just one more supposed “gaffe” perpetrated
    upon US by Barry the “fundamental transformer”..

    and “we the people” will do exactly what about the ever mounting
    evidence accumulating against this poser who not only doesn’t give
    a damn about US, but tells US so via his every decree every day??


  • Mitch Rapp

    I have enlisted the most experienced incompetents I could find in Chicago and elsewhere. Therefore, when I speak I know I am right!

    Has Obama ever done anything right, timely or without payola?

  • It’s what happens every time he opens his mouth without his teleprompter. He is nothing but a Soro’s stiff.

  • Sparky

    It’s too late to rag on Obama. He’s been given 4 years of living large on the taxpayers purse and he and his BIG Mama are going to enjoy every minute!

    It is more productive to work to get Palin elected and make sure Conservatives get off the couch to vote in 2012.

  • Bunnywabbit

    When you really don’t care about other people, the names just all blend together. Dead, alive, whatever. Just re-elect me, you morons.

  • Adirondack Patriot

    I’ll bet President Bracket knows the names of every player in the last men’s basketball Final Four, but he doesn’t remember the ONE SINGLE LIVING recipient of the Medal of Honor from his own presidency.

    I say we just stop the charade and tell the military that they can stop saluting this clown right now.

  • Annaleesea

    This is what happens when you hire Chicago thugs as your advisors..The only thing they know is kickbacks and blowing up sh*t in the 60’s. I’d think it was a really funny if at this place in time “that” wasn’t our actual President. I have no response to anything going on these days, I’m turning on the movie channels now so I can get my head on straight…Old movies

  • jainphx

    Congressional Medal of Honor recipients are due the highest honors a country can bestow, even rates a salute from the President. This president can’t even remember who he bestowed the medal on, there were only two for crying out loud, even the world greatest dunce can remember! I am more embarrassed by this schlub every day. It’s hard getting up in the morning just to hear and see his next gaffe, makes you want to puke.

  • ar05075

    How does he mix them up???

    He simply doesn’t care.

  • Jeff

    I know I’m echoing #24, but it’s my pet peeve. Nobody “Wins” a Medal of Honor.
    Please change the headline Jim…

    As far as O’butthole goes, he must be taking public speaking lessons from the VP.. Gaffe a minute Joe. Obamas being anywhere near the greatness of our military men and women just burns me up. They are his unwilling props in his latest attempt to take credit for accomplishing something he had nothing to do with and a short two+ years ago, was against.

    Here’s to hoping America pulls their collective heads out of their backsides and bounces this idiot in 2012

  • retire05

    Unfortunately for America, Chicago is missing its village idiot.

    But, it is not like we did not warn those who voted for him. But you can bet, just as in 2008, the MFM will be trying their best to get him re-elected. After all, he is the socialist’s wet dream. So boys, and girls, you have your work cut out for you next year. I don’t care if Daffy Duck is the Republican nominee, work for him/her, get out the vote for them, make calls, do house to house campaigning. We must make Obama a one termer.

  • apodoca

    Put it under the heading of “TYPICAL WHITE PERSON” cuz that’s where Obama stuck the grandma who raised him. Who can distinguish one white person from the other? Not Obama.

  • Mrs. X

    He also confuses Memorial Day and Veteran’s Day.

  • Stephana

    What do you expect from a mensa midget!

  • Island Girl

    Congrats – Gateway made it as the first to appear on google search for Obama + CMH + gaffe

    Lets see who else picks this up.

  • L.E. Liesner

    This fool is not only a disgrace to the Medal of Honor recipients, but to the whole country. He is the sorriest excuse of a Commander in Chief this country as ever had to put up with, and I thought Clinton was bad.

  • Beachluver

    Nothing this slime or his skank wife should say or do should surprise us!!!!! He’s not fit to stand in the same room with these fine heroes…and french fry lady and her free-loading troupe on the tax-payers dime….do us a favor and stay in Africa!!!!….I could NEVER be as honorable as our military…..I could not serve under this man-child fraud!!!!!

  • a former dem

    What can be expected of a man who sat in a church listening to God Damn America sermons for over 20 years?

  • a former dem

    I didn’t vote for Bush either time, but one thing I can say with absolutely certainty, his admiration and respect for the US military was genuine and absolute.

    This turd in the WH, well what can be said, he couldn’t give a crap about the military, its all just about him all the time, everytime.

  • Mrs. P

    This was on Weasel Zipper’s last week…..

    Michelle Obama: “Barack Has A Memory Like A Steel Trap”…

    —>This Illegal Resident in the White House is a total disgrace to America!!

  • tommy mc donnell

    obama is doing the impossible, he’s making joe biden look smart.

  • Freddy

    No doubt, it was an advisor of his that helped Obama in ‘remembering’ the name on the way to this event. Clearly, that particular staffer simply did not care about identifying the correct soldier.

  • Cat

    Didn’t Moochelle brag just last week or so during several fundraisers what a fabulous memory her husband has? Does this count? What a POS.

  • kato

    Blowhard must have been preoccupied with thoughts of golf or of the errands he had to run for Richard Trumka today.

    Blowhard reads everything from a teleprompter that his handlers program for him. When he has to talk off the cuff, he appears to be trying to remember what his handlers told him to say. Frequently, he forgets his lesson, and then he’s lost. With the teleprompter, he gives the impression he knows what he’s talking about. Without it, he sounds woefully ignorant.

  • Gadfly

    Just a not-so-minor correction to your headline. Awards for valor are not “won.” Games and lotteries are won. Military personnel “receive” awards which they have earned, all too often at great cost. One is a Medal of Honor recipient, not a Medal of Honor winner. I would respectfully request that the headline be corrected.

  • ahem

    Impeach this effing crackhead.

  • Marti

    And the stupid, mindless libs crucified Bush for just mispronouncing a word. How embarrassing and how disrespectful. Our military is just faceless pawns to this pres.

  • Robert Monti

    I really hope my Uncle Paul, Jared Monti’s father, doesn’t see this anytime soon, what a shame from all aspects. Sorry Uncle Paul. 1-4-3 Robert Monti, Veteran, USAF.

  • saveus

    Did anyone see or hear this reproted in the main stream media? NYT? Wash Post? AP? Gannett?

  • Moright

    My reaction: sad. These things matter. This is important. Tomorrow I’ll be angry and outraged, but tonight I’m just sad and disgusted.

  • big L

    This is alinsky stuff, Confuse the middle class, use their values against them. anger them frustrate them to agree to anything to stop all this behaviour.
    Oh yes, Obama or someone in the WH* wants the reichstag moment. We will have Americans shooting americans on order from a foreigner. Hope they won’t shoot us.

    Obama won’t know what that is, prob think it is Reichstag Beer,

  • Jesse W.

    I didn’t vote for this clown, but I’m very embarrassed for those that did.
    It would be funny if it weren’t so sad. It would be funny if it weren’t for real people that want to work but have no jobs. It would be funny if it weren’t for our brave military men and women losing their lives under the command of a traitor.
    It would be funny, except we’re still waiting for Michelle Obama to find a second reason to be proud of this country. It would be funny, ‘cept it ain’t!

  • Nosmo

    Obama is also ignorant in thinking that he awards the MOH. Congress awards the MOH by passing a Joint Resolution. The President is merely the presenter on behalf of the Congress.

  • Sgt Rock

    Wow… look at all the fake GI’s getting their panties all in a wad. All of you fools know, trust no politician. Stop crying like little girls over Obama, he isn’t the only one. We were in these wars way before his butt got elected. If you want to be offended, be offended as to how we got suckered into going there in the first place.

  • C-Christian Soldier

    the C&C of the Military shows by his actions and his words what he thinks of our BEST-
    bho is not a BEST -he is the lowest form of dirt there is—

  • Alana

    My liberal friends never know ANY of this. The only thing they know is “57 states.”

    I don’t watch the same TV channels they do, so I have to assume that those channels (CNN, MSNBC, etc.) simply never cover any mistake Obama makes. Or any baldfaced lie he spouts. (Which you wouldn’t even need covered; just listen to his speeches.)

  • [quote]I had the great honor of seeing some of you because a comrade of yours, Jared Monti, was the first person who I was able to award the Medal of Honor to who actually came back and wasn’t receiving it posthumously.[/quote]

    Let’s see Madcow have one her famous diagramming sentences contests on this one.

  • Last night, on USA, we watched the most awesome episode of NCIS… (season2, episode7) “Call of Silence”

    O’POTA$$ would do well to watch it – several times.

    Thank you to all who serve and have served in any branch of the U.S. Military, National Guard, Police, Fire….

  • swampsniper

    Obama doesn’t care enough to get things right, everything is a political game to him.
    He insults our troops with his presence!

  • Kitty

    I wonder if this incorrect info is on purpose by some inside the White House. Ulsterman’s “White House Insider” series talks about forces within the WH who are so worried and angry by what Obama is doing to not only his party but the country that they’re actively trying to get the president voted out of office. According to the latest report, Obama is “panicked” about his odds of being re-elected.

  • Stingaree57

    I proudly served in the Navy under John F. Kennedy. Although I would, at 71 years of age, be proud to serve again if called, I would not want to serve under this psuedo CIC. Kennedy served in WWII while this turkey, who did not serve any military time, may well be serving up a Civil War II with his class warfare and racist policies. As for his bride I am sure she is proud of her country for she can get the best French fries in the world here at home.

  • logi_cal

    How…in…the…world…can…a…person…FORGET…about…the…DECEASED SOLDIER…to…whom…he…awarded…the CONGRESSIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR?

    Total disregard for the HONOR afforded by the award.

    Not ‘awful’; rather, EGREGIOUS.

  • Just a minor beef: The Medal of Honor, as with all other decorations and awards are recieved/earned, not “won”. It ain’t a contest. SFC Jared Monti is a posthumous recipient of the Medal of Honor. That’s the proper way to say it.

    Having said that, Obama’s stupidity rarely surprises anyone. The ‘smartest guy in the room’ is a total dunce.

  • labwriter

    Note the polite golf clap from the soldiers when Barry is introduced in this clip.

  • OPBuzz

    AT least Obama got the name of the award correct.

    It is the “Medal of Honor” NOT the “Congressional Medal of Honor”.

    MOH not CMH.

  • bg


    re: Medal of Honor “Winners”

    okay, in case you missed it GP..


    please fix it..


  • What is the MSM response to this horrific Obama gaffe? Simple…Sarah Palin misspoke about Paul Revere……

  • bg


    theScoots #83

    only problem with that is, she didn’t..

    Paul Revere Letter: page 4

    He asked me if I was an express?

    I answered in the afirmative.

    He demanded what time I left Boston?

    I told him; and aded, that their troops had catched aground in passing the River, and that There would be five hundred Americans there in a short time, for I had alarmed the Country all the way up.

    what Sarah said..

    “He who warned, uh, the British that they weren’t going to be taking away our arms uh by ringing those bells and making sure as he’s riding his horse through town to send those warning shots and bells that we were going to be secure and we were going to be free and we were going to be armed.”

    so she mixed the story we all know by heart with a touch of reality, thereby adding “context” to it.. fact still remains that not only were we warned the British were coming, but the British knew we knew they were coming via the warning..


  • Sally

    Robert (#64):

    Certainly you can tell by reading the comments, but please pass along to your entire family how
    we, the people, deeply honor your cousin.

    Thousands (maybe tens or hundreds of thousands) of prayers and respectful thoughts are focused toward Jared. He is a true hero. May he rest in peace after a life well lived.

  • jane

    you know if this had been Bush, it would be all over the lame street media

  • CAPT Jim Bridge USN (ret)

    I can understand The President making a mistake, as sad as it was, but then when Jim Hoft of Gateway pundit refers to receiving the MOH as “winning” that is very poor editorial oversight. Believe me, nobody who receives the MOH feels like they won anything. Such terrible things have happened in that person’s life to have earned it that most just want to forget the incident.

  • CAPT Jim Bridge USN (ret)

    p.s. If you are going to dump on someone for a verbal mistake, proof your own work. There is no such thing as a Congressional Medal Of Honor. It is The Medal Of Honor.

  • Pervy Grin

    He counts being a presidential candidate as “service”? What a tool. Somewhere in Kenya a village is missing its idiot.

  • truepatriot

    The hatred and racism on this page is appalling. You should all be ashamed. I bet many of you call yourselves Christians, too.

  • Eddie Willers

    Jared Monti is from the town next to mine. Sadly none of this will register on the Moonbats up here in this God Forsaken Progressive Petry Dish.
    Newsflash for Obama he didn’t award anything to anyone… CONGRESS Bestowed the honor upon SSgt. Monti.
    Obama handed SSgt Monti’s parents the CONGRESSIONAL MEDAL at a Posthumous Ceremony Obama presided over.

    & SSgt Sal Guinta the only living recipient since Vietnam will soon have company as SFC Leroy Petry has also had the Honor bestowed upon him & will have his ceremony July 12th.

    Finally this brave generation is allowed to have their Audie Muphy’s & John Basilone’s. Though no one ever tries to “win” this Medal, I feel it is extremely important that we as Americans honor heroism & are allowed to see being a hero doesn’t always mean coming home in a flag draped coffin.

  • Gimme a Break

    How could the jug-eared imbecile not remember presenting the nation’s highest honor to SSG Monti’s parents? I would think that it would have been a very emotional moment. Is he that insensitive, that stupid, or both?

  • xiphos

    #11 nailed it.

  • Rachel

    The narcissist Obama is an absolute disgrace. But that’s not news to anyone anymore, is it.

  • Joyce

    If it’s not written for him on a teleprompter, he has no idea what to say and gets everything wrong. In 2 1/2 yrs, he hasn’t memorized one speech. He can’t even memorize the names of people he gives the MOH to! He’s an IDIOT and a disgrace.

  • bg


    Robert Monti #64

    To You & Yours, Thank You..

    It Has Always Been The Soldier

    It is the soldier,
    not the President who gives US Democracy.

    It is the soldier,
    not the Congress who takes Care of US.

    It is the soldier,
    not the Reporter who has given us Freedom of Press.

    It is the soldier,
    not the Poet who has given us Freedom of Speech.

    It is the soldier,
    not the campus [community] Organizer who
    has given us the Freedom to Demonstrate.

    It is the soldier,
    who salutes the flag;
    who serves beneath the flag,
    and whose coffin is draped by the flag,
    that allows the protester to burn the flag.

    ~ Father Dennis O’Brien, US Marine Corp. Chaplain

    God Bless America!

    God Bless Soldiers everywhere for putting THEIR
    lives on the line to protect us ALL from terrorism!


  • bg


    Obama~ let me make myself perfectly clear, i am consistent, and lest
    you forget, may i remind you that i WON, ergo, it is all about me, your
    Caliph, uh, CIC of these 57 States of Allah, uh, America.. /s/


  • G_ROPE

    This guy thinks he is to awesome to prepare.

  • sharon rodriguez

    Does anyone know if a woman has ever been awarded the Medal of Honor?



  • Todd

    Vote for change in 2012.

  • MZAZ86442i

    He sure can’t keep his lies straight, that’s for sure.