Confirmed: Obama Sent Same Form Letter to Parents of All Fallen Soldiers, Marines, SEALs

A Houston man is upset that Obama sent his family a late, impersonal, form letter after his son was killed in Afghanistan this year.

Tom Logan felt he was disrespected.
Click2Houston reported:

A man who lost a son to the war in Afghanistan is disappointed in the condolence letter he received from President Barack Obama.

Tom Logan, a Willis resident, calls the note late, impersonal, disrespectful and essentially a form letter.

“It opened up a wound in our heart you can’t fix. You can’t send another letter. You can’t make it right,” Logan said.

Logan’s son, USMC Cpl. Joseph D. Logan, was killed Jan. 19, 2012, along with five other men when the helicopter they were in crashed.

Joey Logan was 22.

“He would have been more mad about this than I am,” Tom Logan said.

Tom Logan said he believes Obama did little more than sign his name to the document. He believes his son deserved more.

Local 2 Investigates examined two other letters sent by Obama to families of soldiers killed in action. The one-page typed condolence letters were identical other than names, ranks and service branches.

Click2 Houston posted two condolence letters they inspected:
Here’s one of the letters.

Now compare that letter to the letter sent to the families of the Navy SEALs who were killed August 6, 2011.

It’s the same letter – word for word.

And here’s a photo of three similar letters sent to three SEAL families who lost their sons.

It’s the same letter.

For the past several years – since at least 2009 – and possibly throughout his term, Barack Obama has sent the same form letter to the parents of all fallen soldiers, Marines and Navy SEALs.

But Obama did send rapper Heavy D’s family a personal letter of condolence.

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  • mg4us

    Shows the contempt our Commander-in-Thief has for our troops and our Military. . .

    Remember this was the Same President that wanted to withhold pay for troops but not welfare checks and free phones during fiscal debate two years ago. . .

    Obama is a POX on America

  • dnb

    Can you show some examples of letters sent out from the last administration? Thank you.

  • Larkin

    This spendthrift government can’t afford a basket of flowers to the surviving family members?

    No, i guess they have their priorities…like

    …bankrupt, liberal green energy companies
    …more food stamps
    …obama golf outings
    …michelle’s clothes

  • Ripped

    If they would have lost a daughter these idiots in this administration wouldn’t have been smart enough to change it.

    I’m surprised the letter didn’t contain “loss of your son/daughter”

  • Yrral Dleifsarb

    The real slap in the survivors’ faces was that Zero saw fit to lie about this. The letters are obviously signed by a machine, yet Zero’s bamboozlement department insists otherwise.

    A primary job requirement for working at Zero’s whitehouse is a willingness to blatantly lie.

  • democraps suck

    Omooslime hates the troops and all Americans…this should surprise nobody….100% total anti American commie dousche bag

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  • Jean

    #3 dnb if it was proven that the former administration sent personal letters to the parents of fallen soldiers you would not believe the truth if it hit you in the face.

  • Espresso Logic – The 6th Sense

    BHO – putting the POS in POtuS since January, 2009.

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  • Rick Rodgers

    It is a heartfelt letter. Knock this s**t off…. and I am a life long Republican and veteran.

  • Roger

    Does this really surprise anyone? Bama is a weak, pathetic little man who is not up to the standards required to be President. He is an embarrassment.

  • mamagriz1968

    President Bush would never have done that. President Obama continues to disappoint.

  • Linda

    Sad sad days for America…America in desperate need of a real man to take the office of President!

    USMC Cpl. Joseph D. Logan…Mr. Tom Logan…your Sacrifices will never be forgotten…by the real American People…you are in our hearts and prayers!

  • Redwine

    “Tom Logan said he believes Obama did little more than sign his name to the document.”

    The hollow, nasty little anti-American narcissist didn’t even to that! That shameful letter is signed with an autopen.

  • Bryan

    Just an observation: Unlike so much nonsense directed at President Bush, this here? This is actually a thing.

  • MT Geoff

    The reports about President Bush’s involvement with casualties are many and touching. Some made it to national media but the reports always indicated that there were many more — letters to families, visits to the wounded. I have also understood that President Bush signed each letter but I don’t know how many he wrote himself.
    Being fair to the office of the President, you could hardly expect President LIncoln or President Roosevelt to write or even sign each letter during their wars. The casualty rates in the Afghan and Iraqi campaigns have been low enough to at least permit hand-signing the letters, if not necessarily writing each.
    If I were president (and we’re all glad I’m not), I would type letters because my hand-writing is appalling and the families would always wonder what the heck I’d said. But I hope I’d get a quick look at each lost soldier’s file and write the letter myself. Certainly I’d sign each one under the conditions we have now — and I doubt it would take four months.
    This story resonates, whether it’s quite fair or not, because President Obama HAS always seemed to scorn our military.

  • Clafoutis

    BO’s signature is the mark of an uncontrollable egotist.

    (no surprise)

  • Keith

    I have to agree with dnd and Rick Rodgers. If you can prove all other administrations did make every letter personal, then it’s something to complain about. However, I doubt George W did that for over 4000 personel killed while he was in office.

  • Occam’s Beard

    “Dear Occupant, “

  • Marine Mom

    These are despicable. Couldn’t put down a golf club long enough to scratch out a note? Also, Obama’s letter to the fallen SEAL is wrong in facts: it was not Obama’s solemn honor to salute the SEAL; it was a PHOTO OP!

    The hearts of good Americans break for these families. 70% of the casualties in Afghanistan have occurred in Obama’s 3 1/2 years as CIC. His rules of engagement have been deadly. ENOUGH IS MORE THAN ENOUGH.

    Obama needs to go in a landslide. None of this “squeaking by” stuff. Obamabots nationwide have prevented our military members from receiving their ballots. The rest of us owe it to our troops to take up the slack, turning out in record numbers to stand up for them, as well as for our own families.

    Mr. Logan, you are and will remain in our hearts and prayers. We echo your outrage. Your son must have been a wonderful young Marine. We can see it from his service, but also reflected in his Dad.

    And as for you, @dnb… pound sand.

  • Mrs. Rodgers

    I’m a life-long, Chritian conservative, Republican, veteran…and I say SHADDUP!!! I’d never lie when commenting on a blog. I’ll even capitalize my letters for emphasis, which certainly iilllustrates my honesty. Oh, did I mention I have PhDs in Physics, Meteorologly, Womens studies, Philosophy, and Environmental Engineering? No one can question my opninion!

  • Mrs. Rodgers

    #21 October 9, 2012 at 1:05 pm
    Occam’s Beard commented:

    “Dear Occupant, “

    It should read, “Dear Deceased Occupant, Are you registered to vote?”

  • Mrs. Rodgers

    Hey everyone, Keith agrees with dnb and Rick Rodgers! That convinces me that…ah…ah…yeah, that just convinces me!

  • SoLongSong

    #22 Marine Mom:

    “70% of the casualties in Afghanistan have occurred in Obama’s 3 1/2 years as CIC. His rules of engagement have been deadly. ENOUGH IS MORE THAN ENOUGH.”

    ====

    And THAT is the most important point. THREE QUARTERS of the casualties have occurred in HALF the time – on Obama’s watch. His limp-wristed foreign policy is actually COSTING the LIVES of these precious young men.

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  • MT Geoff

    I still don’t know if President Bush wrote each condolence letter during his term. The casualty rate was low enough, and still is low enough, to make that feasible on the surface. I think our maximum daily fatalities have run up to about 20 and rarely that many; generally, the fatalities have occurred as individuals or two or three in a day.
    Each loss is a tragedy; that said, there is a grim math of war and our dead and wounded, reckoned by that grim math, have been light.

  • bg

    ++

    Obama Politicizes The Sacrifices Of The SEALs—Again

    Barry Dunham Soetoro Barack Hussein Obama didn’t send them, they were sent automatically, most likely unbeknownst to him, i mean, has
    the President aka: COMMANDER IN CHIEF even mentioned the names
    of his “bumps in the road” as yet??

    more here & here & here, in connecting links, and threads..

    ==

  • Bob

    I am even shocked that any of Obama’s staff would even send any letter. This man insults our military every day.

  • jim

    I think Barack Obama is a lousy president, but I agree with those that think this is nitpicking. I’m sure every Administration since, well, forever has done the same thing.

    We could always do it Civil War style, and just go to the local train station and hear some corporal shout the names of the fallen from a list.

  • David

    He’s lazy. He’s self absorbed. He lacks individual (as opposed to political) empathy. He’s a snob. He lacks the common touch.

    But he’s likable.

  • bg

    ++

    re: MT Geoff #3 October 9, 2012 at 1:33 pm

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

    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.

    video

    btw, that is not the only story about how much Bush
    honors the troops
    , uses an auto pen or not?? pffffft!!

    [As we will always be grateful for what George and Laura Bush did this
    week, with no media attention, when they very quietly went to Ft. Hood
    and met personally with the families of the victims of this terrorist attack.

    FOR HOURS.

    The Bushes went and met privately with these families
    for HOURS, hugging them, holding them, comforting them.

    If there are any of you out there with any connection at all to the
    Bushes, we implore you to give them our thanks…you tell them that
    a bunch of gay Hillary guys in Boystown, Chicago were wrong about
    the Bushes…and are deeply, deeply sorry for any jokes we told
    about them in the past, any bad thoughts we had about these
    good, good people.

    You may be as surprised by this as we are ourselves, but from this day
    forward George W. and Laura Bush are now on the same list for us as
    the Clintons, the Palins, and other political figures we keep in our hearts
    and never allow anyone to badmouth.

    Criticize their policies academically and intelligently and discuss the Bush
    presidency in historical and political terms…but you mess with the Bushes
    personally and, from this day forward, you’ll answer to us.

    We hope someday to be able to thank George W. and Laura in person for all
    they’ve done, and continue to do. They didn’t have to head to Ft. Hood. That
    was not their responsibility.

    The Obamas should have done that.

    But didn’t.

    Wouldn’t.

    Thank goodness George W. is still on his
    watch, with wonderful Laura at his side.
    ]

    ==

  • TXPatriot

    It’s hard to be sad when your friends were the ones firing the shots and you wanted this to happen. Wake up, America!

  • Rock

    And we should be surprised why? WTF is nothing more than a spokesperson for the Muslim Brotherhood, New Black Panthers, and all who hate America. There are ample examples by him that he considers the rest of us his enemy, so of course those who serve to protect the nation are nothing more than a annoyance, therefore undeserving of any real concern on his part. Do not forget his desire to have his own national police force as well armed and trained as our Military, and they will be his chosen ones.

  • owl

    Sending prayers for this family’s grief. This nation owes your family a debt that can never be paid. Know that we do feel deep sorrow and thank you.

    I have always supported our wars and the families that fought them. I do not support fake warriors like Kerry because I remember Vietnam. Our beautiful strong neighbor gave his face along with many other injuries. I still care.

    For the first time, I have wanted all our boys/girls home because I do not support a CIC that tells the enemy the date we quit. I do not think it is right for a person to be fighting for our country when the CIC aids the enemy by providing them comfort with a date.

  • bg

    ++

    what Obama wants is what the puppet- masters want,
    a New One World Order under the auspices of the UN..

    Breaking The War Mentality

    [The article, “Breaking the War Mentality,” published by the
    Columbia magazine Sundial, is a wholesale endorsement of
    all sorts of leftist claptrap fashionable at the time.

    Obama deems the Reagan era defense buildup
    a “distorted priority” and “dead end track.”

    If Obama still has this sensibility, he could be poised to take American
    foreign policy sharply to the left, notwithstanding the centrist foreign
    policy team he has assembled. Moreover, since Obama didn’t recognize
    the Soviet menace during the Cold War and blamed the possibility of
    war entirely on the United States, there’s good reason to think that
    today he could lack the moral clarity needed to fight radical Islam.]

    more @ link, in connecting links & threads..

    DON’T “DECIMATE GREATEST
    FIGHTING FORCE IN WORLD”

    bit more of much more here & here, in connecting links, and threads..

    ==

  • Peted

    If the Jerk In Chief was too busy golfing or watching his wife Michelle shake her booty on the dance floor, he could have asked the commanding officers to write the letters of condolences and they might even have gladly gone personally to the home of the fallen comrade! Shame on this President! When he loses, people should all send him a form letter expressing relief and condolences that he had only four years to ruin the country!

  • When the Obama-Biden campaign sends e-mails soliciting donations, however, the messages can be subtly refined. See two letters I received this morning (near the bottom of the page): one, asking for $5, was sent to an address whereto the Obama-Biden campaign usually sends their solicitations; the second, asking for $25, was sent to the address which I used when donating to the campaign.

  • Patty

    Well, campaigning on 9/11/12, Middle East on Fire and Americans are being killed nothing essential from the clueless Obama.

    View, Pimp with a Limp, Jay Z, Hollywood fundraisers, spends more time hobnobbing with the rich and famous and then excoriates the Rich.

    It is hard for Obama to be held down in the White House, to sit and do the work of the people and to take a half hour from his golf outings to seen a sincere original letter but for the clueless Obama is hasn’t an original thought of his own. NOW DOES HE?

  • Patty

    Military Poll: Romney Crushes Obama

    http://www.newsmax.com/US/obama-romney-military-vote/2012/10/08/id/459090

    And why, because of the clarity, intelligence, and Romney loves America and those who sacrifice so much for our American Freedoms.

  • Winston Wolfe

    Aside from the form letters, look at that signature.

    Have you seen such arrogance?

  • Indiana

    Please hurry November…..having this POS in the White House….makes my chest hurt. Think about it…..in the time it takes to play one round of golf…..he could have shown quite a bit more empathy. Whether he doesn’t care….or is too stupid to know better makes no difference. He has to go.

  • Patty

    Fourth Quarter Fumble?
    Faith leaders aim to strip 25 percent of black vote from Obama

    Read more: http://dailycaller.com/#ixzz28pbxU1IX

    And one of the reasons for this could be Obama treatment of Americans finest. Faith, Family and our Values are being tossed aside for a nation without a leader.

  • Chris Light

    This is beyond disgusting. Fallen Sailors, Airmen, Soldiers, and Marines have given the ULTIMATE sacrifice, and this is how their sacrifices are regarded. I don’t care if it was Bush, Clinton, Reagan or Obama (Although it isn’t the biggest surprise from the Obama Administration)… this is indefensible. IF you don’t plan on taking 10 minutes per life and learning about the fallen American before writing the family a letter, then maybe you should cut back on the traveling and campaigning and do your job.

  • Patty

    OT

    Obama’s Arrogant Actions Place Him, and us, Dangerously Close To Totalitarianism

    http://tcotblog.ning.com/profiles/blogs/ibd-obama-s-arrogant-actions-place-him-and-us-dangerously-close

  • Patty

    OT

    But great news: I will share

    More Republicans than Democrats Requesting Absentee Ballots in Four Swing States

    http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/329794/more-republicans-democrats-requesting-absentee-ballots-four-swing-states-katrina-trink

  • wth

    The only thing about this that surprises me is that there was no P.S. asking for donations.

  • befuddled

    Obama is too busy to writing letters to JayZ and David Letterman.At least he’s not asking for a donation to his campaign.

  • bg

    ++

    TXIdiot #9 October 9, 2012 at 1:56 pm

    there, fixed it for you..

    ==

  • briscuit

    I would have spit on it, crumpled it up and tossed it out with the trash.

  • bg

    ++

    re: TXPatriot #9 – page 1 October 9, 2012 at 1:56 pm

    re: #25 – page October 9, 2012 at 2:35 pm bg

    apologies if you meant that for Obama..

    ==

  • bg

    ++

    good grief this format is so confusing..

    re: #2 – page 3 October 9, 2012 at 2:38 pm bg

    re: TXPatriot #9 – page 2 October 9, 2012 at 1:56 pm

    re: #25 – page 2 October 9, 2012 at 2:35 pm bg

    again, my apologies..

    ==

  • J Stuart

    Look at that signature. It reeks of self obsession.

  • This man is so devoid of empathy, compassion, and a soul. Disgusting.

    WATCH THIS HILARIOUS VIDEO — Romney: Cream of the Crop

    Please share it, repost it, email it…

    – shy

  • SWOhio

    To all the folks who want to excuse Zero’s complete lack of class by comparing his actions to the actions of other administrations: Obama isn’t running against other administrations, and what he does shows what kind of person he is, and where his loyalties lie (with the family of a murdered rapper, apparently).

    Voters who see this article will base their vote on what it says about Obama, not on what other administrations did. I want to see the occupant of the WH care about ALL Americans, not just those who are his friends, or who vote for him.

    Those who died for him deserve honor that this occupant is unable to give them, having none himself.

  • CV1

    Let’s see…Letterman, Leno, The View, campaigning, many interviews, basketball, NBA games, NCAA games, GOLF…nope, not enough time to write letter or even sign letters to fallen military members’ families.

    Just not enough time.

  • Redwine


    #3 October 9, 2012 at 2:41 pm
    bg commented:

    ++

    good grief this format is so confusing..

    re: #2 – page 3 October 9, 2012 at 2:38 pm bg

    re: TXPatriot #9 – page 2 October 9, 2012 at 1:56 pm

    re: #25 – page 2 October 9, 2012 at 2:35 pm bg

    again, my apologies..

    I emailed Andrea, GP’s Admin about a week ago to see if she could get the numbers to follow sequentially instead of restarting on each new page. (It’s a very easy task.)
    I suggest that we email Andrea with requests for sequential numbering: [email protected].

  • On another note, why is the Commander-in-Chief mentioning someone called Michelle in the letters?

  • MT Geoff

    Howdy Deadman
    If I were in the Oval Office, my letters of condolence would mention my sweetheart also. Same way sweethearts sends cards “From MT and me” and I sign them. I dislike both Barack and Michelle but this is appropriate.

  • due-dad

    The black mulsim and his communist sycophants will be done soon – the national nightmare will be over soon.

  • Leo Scotti

    For those who care to read it, here is an link regarding President Bush and personalized letters to every one of the 4000+ troops who died under his administration. http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2008/dec/22/bush-cheney-comforted-troops-privately/?page=all#ixzz24xKdewEI

  • Not Likely

    What about the AUTO PEN!?!??!?!??!?????????? Jim Hoft tells me the OBAMA AUTO PEN runs on the blood of FALLEN ANGELS!!!!!!!!!!

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  • bg

    ++

    Leo Scotti #62 – page 3 October 9, 2012 at 4:45 pm

    thank you for sharing..

    will file that with others i cherish..

    ==

  • bg

    ++

    Redwine #58 – page 3 October 9, 2012 at 3:29 pm

    looks like a done deal.. 😉

    Thank You!!

    ==

  • Formmb

    Yea, the government can’t send flowers because they spent all the money buying votes with free phones.

    On a very serious note, my sympathies to all of those who have lost loved one or friends overseas. We must never forget their bravery. I only wish they had a CIC who was even close to their equal.

  • Linda

    These Heroes denied themselves and their families of having a life like “rest of Americans” have…in order to protect America and fight terrorism…some sacrifice themselves for four years…some even 20 plus years…then there are those that never make it back to their families…

    Don’t tell me a president does not have…four minutes to dictate a letter to be send to a ‘Grieving Family”!!!

  • Angel Martin
  • bg

    ++

    Obama’s ring: ‘There is no god but Allah’

    Barry Dunham Soetoro Barack Hussein Obama
    ….(by any other factual or fictional names)….

    my bottom line:

    the who, what, where, when, why, or how of Obama is totally
    irrelevant, what is extremely relevant is what this person has
    done, is still doing, and will continue to do to America, period..

    ==

  • bg

    ++

    Tom Logan, a Willis resident, calls the note late,
    impersonal, disrespectful and essentially a form
    letter.

    whether Obama personally signed it or not, that says it all..

    ==

  • regularguy

    OK, I’ll admit it. There was a time when I believed that we could liberate muslims and help them to create something akin to a democratic republic under which they could thrive. However, fundamentally, unless we in the west either destroy or fundamentally change islam, our wars with the muslims are but pipe dreams. In essence, until we wage an ideological war as well as a military CRUSADE, yes CRUSADE, we are all writing form letters to those families who lose their brave sons and daughters.

    Obama has no problem writing such form letters, and neither do we if we continue to elect politicians who fail to identify this enemy for what it is.

  • bg
  • bg

    ++

    re: #73 – page 3 October 9, 2012 at 10:01 pm bg

    [Just this week, a Military Times survey of military forces showed Republican nominee Mitt Romney with a 26-percent lead over the president. The Times survey follows an earlier Rasmussen poll that showed a 59 to 35 percent lead for Romney among military service voters.]

    don’t trust electronics, i mean, Obama’s “donations” are reaching
    1 billion in a county, namely US, that is broke?? besides, neither
    Florida nor Ohio are one of the 7 states listed.. /truth sarc/

    ==

  • aprilnovember811

    Why wasn’t this man removed from office? Why didn’t Congress do its job. Why did they let him kill people and ruin peoples lives?

  • Limousine Barry

    I don’t have time for Navy Seals! Who cares about dead American service men? I don’t!

    I have donors to milk and Taxpayers to bilk! Let Axelrod use the “0bama auto-pen” to send out cheap computer generated letters!

    When it comes to people like Snoop Dog and Heavy D I will write them a personal letter… because they are hip! My kind of people! Good day.

  • Glitchus

    Obama…what a douche!!!!

  • Glenn47

    My heart goes out to all the families and their horrible loss. God less you all.
    Someone brought up what President Bush did and to this day, he and Laura still go to the airport to greet returning troops. After Ft. Hood, he and Laura went there in the still of the night, without fanfare to meet with every family. It took Obama a week, after calling it a workplace incident.
    Every July, he does a several day bike ride with injured troops. He places in golf tournaments with injured troops and he goes to Africa to help in building and to still support his aids work. He, more than any other President has done more for aids. These are just a few of the things a real President does. He leads without fanfare, and he is always there.
    Also. After 9-11, he stopped playing golf, he said it just wasn’t right when he had troops on the ground. Say what you will, but he led by example.

  • 11B3V

    “To Whom It May Concern”,

    ………

  • A fallen hero gets a form letter, Sandra Fluke the Kook gets a handwritten note from Ozero.
    Tell me this clown’s priorities arn’t f#cked up? Impeach and Imprison this traitor/fraud!

  • mg4us

    Rest assured that this will NOT happen on Romney’s watch

    Also, look at this

    This is an awesome vid. . please pass it on. .ALL AMerica needs to see it and know who Romney is. . .and what he represents. . .
    http://townhall.com/tipsheet/guybenson/2012/10/09/video_romney_chokes_up_while_remembering_fallen_navy_seal

  • Stephen Art

    In larger conflicts like Civil War, WW1 and WW2 the letters were normally written individually by the deceased direct commanding officer.

  • 3rd AF Crew Chief

    HE IS NOT MY COMMANDER AND CHIEF. WHAT A DISGRACE TO OUR FALLEN TROOPS, OUR TROOPS NOW SERVING MEN AN WOMEN, OUR VETERANS AND TO ALL OF THE GOD LOVING CITIZENS OF THESE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA !!!!

  • Ferrell Aepps

    there must be ginormous “EASY” buttons every 10 feet in the White House and one fashioned into his chair in the Oval Office.

  • true justice

    More American heroes destroyed by the Politically Correct Spewing teleprompter in Chief for fighting Obama’s Vietnam type war. When will the king and queen of yellow journalism, MSNBC & CNN, stop their cover for Obama’s utter incompetence? National Defense is something the Idiot Rump Ranger lover Obama cannot understand. Obama’s utter contempt for the military and America is clear.

  • Scott

    Well Heavy

  • Scott

    Well Heavy D was important to this President’s world view..our service men projecting US power and protecting our nation…the nation that this president sees a too unilateral and too full of itself, are not nearly as important to him.

  • K.Diggs

    This is to “Keith” and the moron known as “DNB”. Idiot libtard morons frequently like try to point to bad behavior to justify other bad behavior. In THIS case they have chosen to slander a GOOD MAN, George Bush, by IMAGINING that he was as COLD, DETACHED, HATEFUL and as RESENTFUL OF THE MILITARY as the Kenyan that currently occupies the presidency. And like most libtard morons YOU ARE WRONG. George Bush was known to PERSONALLY CONTACT the families of the deceased, NOT ONLY did he HANDWRITE his letters INDIVIDUALLY, but he also GATHERED THE FAMILIES TO THE WHITE HOUSE AND PRAYED WITH THEM.
    http://current.com/community/93691206_george-bush-contacts-all-families-of-fallen-soldiers-obama-contacts-woman-wanting-worry-free-sex.htm
    SUCK IT LIBTARD MORONS.

  • Facts_

    Tunisia. Libya. Egypt. If you’re a women. If you’re Black, Jewish, Christian, or gay… you are significantly worse off in these countries than when Obama became president.

    Every living genetic relative not named Sasha or Malia is Islamic.

    If Barack Obama is not the Muslim Manchurian Candidate, he definitely the next best thing.

  • clarinet

    Time for BO & CO to pack it up. As helpful concerned Americans let’s all mail the White House an empty cardboard box to put his stuff in. Just mailed one. How about you?

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  • OutfieldDan

    The signatures are identical too. He didn’t even sign the letters, it’s a printed signature.

  • during bush…

  • Zoltanne

    If Obama had a son, he wouldn’t treat him like that.

  • Stan

    Wow – way to politicize the deaths of America’s service men and women. Good job. You scored .0001 poltical points with this one.

  • Jack Griffith

    Comment on Mrs. Rogers: This lady says that she has a Ph.D. in five separate disciplines. It took me six years at a major university to get a Masters and then a Ph.D. If she truly has a Ph.D. in these very difficult disciplines (“Oh, did I mention I have PhDs in Physics, Meteorologly(sic), Womens studies, Philosophy, and Environmental Engineering?”), she is indeed an amazing woman. However, placing Womens Studies in the mix is quite telling.

  • Icansee4miles

    I’m fed up with all of you far right wing nuts slamming Obama over letters. He has a job to do – what idiot thinks that he has time to write personalized letters to each family because a soldier was killed in Bush’s War?

    Bush started it – let HIM write the letters! Better get him a real good spellchecker.

  • Todd

    Bush/Cheney comforted troops privately

    Over 4,000 personal letter sent out.

    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2008/dec/22/bush-cheney-comforted-troops-privately/?page=all#ixzz24xKdewEI

  • steve

    2 comments: (1) The letter was purportedly sent 4 months after the marines death. (2) The signature on these letters is very, very disconcerting. Look up the meaning of big looping letters in signatures and consider the mindset of an individual who can’t refrain using them in a letter of this sort.

  • Dogbyte

    I seem to recall a story about how President George W. stopped playing golf when we went to war in Iraq. He did not feel is was appropriate to do so while our brave men and women were dying on the battlefield. This goes to a person character. Contrast that with President Obama and you see a stark difference in terms of respect and honor.

    If Obama can spend 105 days on the golf course (525 hours – 65 WORK DAYS), then he had ample time to do this solemn duty to respect the fallen.

    Frankly, if our President had spent half of this time sending person letters to our fallen soldiers he could have spent 28 minutes per letter and still have time to golf 275 hours.

    “nearly two-thirds of the U.S. fatalities in the war in Afghanistan have occurred during the Obama administration, which has managed the war for a mere quarter of its duration.”

  • joe doolittle

    what a f_cking Assh_le Obama commie is

  • steve

    Obama has a job to do? Have Bush write the letters? Obama job: golf 100 rounds, meet with Beyonce, Meet with View, Meet with Letterman. Miss 60% of his intelligence briefings. Know wonder lazy people vote for this guy, they can relate.

  • American Dreaming

    Here is an article about GWB writing personal letters to every fallen soldier. I am sure you Obama supporters will think it is a lie.

    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2008/dec/22/bush-cheney-comforted-troops-privately/?page=all

  • Patrick Nolan

    Not sure if Bush’s letters were “form letters” or not, but his attitude and effort on behalf of the military cannot be compared with Obama’s:

    ” Mr. Bush, for instance, has sent personal letters to the families of every one of the more than 4,000 troops who have died in the two wars, an enormous personal effort that consumed hours of his time and escaped public notice. ……….

    Mr. Bush also has met privately with more than 500 families of troops killed in action and with more than 950 wounded veterans, according to White House spokesman Carlton Carroll. Many of those meetings were outside the presence of the news media at the White House or at private sessions during official travel stops, officials said.”

    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2008/dec/22/bush-cheney-comforted-troops-privately/?page=all

  • Dick Bachert

    It’s behavior typical of an unvetted, America-hating, globe-trotting at taxpayer expense, arrogant, malignant narcissist, Marxist usurper…

    Oh wait. All of that can be shortened to “Obama.”

  • Dave O

    Ouch! Understand that Mr. Obama really can’t write personal notes to each and every family — though it would be nice. However, there is no excuse for him to send the same letter to all the families — he has writers who work for him — make them do their job and personalize these things! He is the President of the United States … how hard can it be???

    And before you ‘blame’ the letter writer … remember, Mr. Obama SIGNED these things … assume he read what he was signing …. most ‘leaders’ would have demanded more from their staff and had them ‘do it right’. *sigh*

  • Kenya hear me now?

    Probably the saddest thing I have heard to date regarding this “President’ during his term.

  • ImaHippyBurning

    What else can be said about this pathetic Muslim supporting Traitor to the constitution? Personally I have come to a place of such disgust for him as our President that I have no sympathy for those who suffer in supporting him! I look forward to the day when I no longer see him, hear him or ever hear his name again. May he rot in Hell for all of eternity!

  • tymtrvlr

    You can’t expext bareeehhh to miss a “T” time. Elections have consequences for not only those that voted for this p.o.s., but, also for those that sat out the last election because they didn’t like john mccain, or drank the leftwing media’s fool-ade and lies about Sarah Palin. At the end of the day Sarah has stayed strong, has mor etesticular fortitude than the gaywad you put in he Office. Sarah Palin could out think both obam, hillary clinton, pelosi, reid, feinstein, boxer, waxman, o’biden, kerry, gore, browne, michelle, carney, carvil, edwards, carter, kennedy, shumer, the reason I say both is between all these marxist morons you may have2 brain cells.
    obama has no respect for the military, and anyone in the military that drinks his kool-ade needs to be sectioned 8.

  • Robert D. Golden

    I definately resent the treatment of fallen warriors’ families with these types of communications, but I think of my Mom. My Dad was one of 103 Sailors/Aviators who lost their lives in the explosion of the catapault system of the carrier Bennington in May of 1954.
    All she got was a phone call…….

  • Tweaver

    I’m surprised Barry didn’t sign them with a golf pencil.

  • Steve

    This is a surprise? The only time he cared about the military was when he could dance on the graves of the fallen when he was pushing his political agenda. Now we are just a nuisance keeping Obama from his next vacation.

  • Sam

    “Tom Logan said he believes Obama did little more than sign his name to the document.”

    I bet President Obama didn’t even sign his name, he most likely used an auto-pen.

    Really sad to say that Obama continues to disgraced himself.

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  • NVRAT

    ROBO Letters form a ROBO President. Sounds about right for this guy. I hope the people send him a ROBO letter in November stating “We celebrate your demise in the White House. Please do not destroy the furnishings when leaving”

  • Inquiring minds

    They did the same thing in Joseph Heller’s book: “Catch-22”.

  • suzanna

    Obummer is a lazy guy everything was given to him, everything made easy. I’m not surprised. How so many people could still vote for this guy is a puzzle to me, they MUST be leeches. No honest person could or would like this guy.

  • Ronald Marlar

    Obama is a bastard by every definition of the word. A most recent tale of his sordid past told by him is that his slutty momma was in unwed mother. Only a heartless, uncaring, cruel bastard would send such letters to the loved ones of our fallen heroes and heroines.

  • TMAC

    First, this is despicable. A form letter! REALLY? But after the last 3+ years, who can honestly be surprised by ANYTHING these bottom feeders that are in charge would do? I’m not. I certainly don’t condone the form letter deal, but the guy at the top has always preferred to ‘phone it in’, and sending a form letter in a situation like this is par for the course. He doesn’t care, and more importantly, he doesn’t care that you KNOW he doesn’t care. Its one of the very few things he has been honest about. And frankly, having ‘contempt for the military’ on your resume enhances your standing within the Dem party.
    Sad but true.

  • Ronald Marlar

    “in” = an unwed mother

  • KidLiberty

    Well, Dear Leader is obviously too busy savin’ and creatin’ and creatin’ and a savin’ jobs to sign letters of such little import…

  • Kwaak Yola

    The citizens of the U.S. assume and expect that the Commander of our troops is writing these letters himself. Knowing how much time Obama spends on golf, fundraising, vacation infuriates me because he could take a fraction of that time to write a letter to the family of a soldier who died for us. I agree with this father that I would not want a letter from Obama. Too late. Just leave the office and take the Clintons with you. Any man who would defile the Oval Office with his fluids as Clinton did does not deserve recognition. Just leave. Soldiers have died and are dying for what that office represents. Just leave. My back will be turned as you leave.

  • buckmasters

    dnb commented:
    Can you show some examples of letters sent out from the last administration? Thank you.

    No, because the previous admin kept all this private. But, the families can show you the letters, many of them hand-written, that they received. There were also the personal meetings in the oval office with the families of the fallen and the many trips to visit the wounded while in the hospital. Those photos and accounts of the meetings are all over the web. Look it up.

    This president will only do that if he has a tee time nearby.

  • Robert Mason

    George Bush sent out Private letters, never told the press about it, but it was acknowledged in 08 – John Solomon of the Washington Times reported that as part of a private effort to comfort the families of those killed in war and during 9/11, then-President Bush sent personal letters to the families of “every one of the more than 4,000 troops who have died in the two wars, an enormous personal effort that consumed hours of his time and escaped public notice.”

  • rauchle

    dnb: I can not give you examples, but this might be good enough for you.

    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2008/dec/22/bush-cheney-comforted-troops-privately/?page=all#ixzz24xKdewEI

  • Tina

    I believe that George and Laura Bush hand wrote every condolence letter personally. No form letters, not even typed. Shows the difference in the feelings one administration feels towards the men and women who risk life and limb to protect them and us.

  • None

    Actually, another report has confirmed that the letters are signed with an autopen. They’re never even in the same room as Obama.

  • D-Dash

    Rick Rodgers, there is nothing “heartfelt” in a form letter. That’s just retarded. Obama is a classless POS and needs to go. And oh yeah, I’m a lifelong Obama worshipping democrat who hates the military. It’s true, I just said it on the internet.

  • Change This

    The Grifter’s days of playing pretend Commander-in-Chief will be over soon. He will evicted 1/13 and America can begin to heal.

  • Triple A

    @dnb You ask about the last administration, look it up do some leg work. You will find that Bush never sent a form letter, ever. Now does mean he wrote every one of them? Of course not, but many times he did. From what I have seen, his staff would do one of two things. Find out some personal info that would go into a letter they wrote that Bush would sign. Or Bush would be given the information and he would do the letter. Bush showed much more respect for the Military as it should be.

  • steveb

    Actually, President Bush, as of December, 2008, wrote or signed personally, over 4000 letters to fallen soldiers families, as per this report:

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2008/12/22/report-bush-spent-hundreds-hours-comforting-families-fallen-soldiers/

    Obummer must go!!

  • Linda

    First, let me say I am NOT an Obama supporter, never have been. But, my 23-year-old son died shortly after Desert Storm while in the Navy – Clinton’s letter to me at that time was a form letter; I don’t think he had any more empathy for the losses then than Obama does for the losses now. I do think that it’s probably pretty standard with all Presidents to use a basic form letter for condolences. Not an excuse, just saying it’s pretty standard.

  • Michael

    Noone that has done an ounce of research can bash Bush for not respecting our fallen soldiers. His interraction was personal, frequent, and we never even heard about most of it. Stark contrast to the current POTUS and his …ways.

    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2008/dec/22/bush-cheney-comforted-troops-privately/?page=all#ixzz24xKdewEI

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  • Billy Bob

    And you can bet that BO didn’t sign it. It was Auto penned.

  • Jfw3

    The problem is not the letter. I despise obama but a personal letter for every death would be unreasonable. Just think if presidents had to do that in vietnam. It would have been impossible with so many deaths each day. No, the problem here is that obama cant find time to write this family a letter but he CAN find time to personally write a letter to Heavy D’s family. That is a disgrace & its shows just what obama views as important. No disrespect for heavy d but our fallen soldiers are far more worthy of our presidents attention and time. If a letter could have been written it should have been to a soldier’s not a rapper’s family.

  • Retired Soldier

    Bush wrote and signed those letters. Most Presidents personally sign them and they are varied.

    I have seen many of them, too many.

    Only two Presidents to my knowledge did not write or even sign them. One of those two used and still uses the same letter for all.

    I grew up in the military and did over twenty myself. I have seen letters spanning from Korea thru the first Gulf war.

    Stop the politics…..

    It’s not a Republican President vs a Democratic President, it’s a integrity thing and whether the Commander in Chief actually gives a damn about those he sends out to die.

    The current President does not….

  • justaguyDP

    Another President who personally wrote letters was Reagan. My grandmother had several, which I still possess, after she passed away many years ago.

  • Mike

    All for one, and one for one . . . The 44th President of the United States was an a$$hole!

  • Jim in Frankfort

    I think reaction to the letter is significantly swayed based on opinion of the man whose signature is on it. Personally I despise the man who (auto)signed it and I think it is a slap in the face to the families of those who sacrificed everything for our country.
    The primary problem I have with it is that it is written in a way to convey the impression that it is personal and heartfelt … BUT IT IS A FORM LETTER … and I find that to be dishonest.

  • LadyS

    #3 – Don’t forget his main priority…… Taking vacations on the taxpayers dime.

  • drcldh

    #12 October 9, 2012 at 12:48 pm
    Rick Rodgers commented:

    It is a heartfelt letter. Knock this s**t off…. and I am a life long Republican and veteran.

    …Hey, Mr. Rogers? I think I’ll just pull out an old love letter that I wrote to an old boyfriend, copy it, and then send it to my husband…it’s the same idea! …and I am not a Republican or a Democrat.

  • jmstettner

    @dnb You should be ashamed to turn your mindless dedication to political party on this issue. Here is a link to a article from 2008 that addresses your pathetic attempt to throw mud.

  • ModerateVoice

    After Obama was sworn in on Inaugaration Day, 2009, George W. Bush paid his final respects to the troops in a private ceremony at Andrews Air Force Base just prior to flying home.

    In the first week of the Obama presidency, Obama stroked a $10 million dollar check to the Palestinians — the same group of terrorist sympathizers that danced in the streets on 09/11/01 to celebrated the attack on our nation.

    Obama would wait until one month into office to officially greet the troops and introduce himself as the new Commander-in-Chief.

    Compare and contrast………..and for poster #3 who asked for the letters. Do a little research on Google, lib. Bush may not have been a great president, but he did respect our troops — AND, Bush would never have allowed the events in Libya on 09/11/12 to have taken place.

  • Katherine

    In reading people’s comments on here, it is interesting to see how both sides feel about this topic. Here is what I believe. I’m not surprised that President Obama sent a form letter. Most other President’s did the same thing and they signed them with a rubber stamp. Obama did what most other president have done in the past.
    What is of concern and why it angers me is because he can send a handwritten condolence note to the family of Heavy D, the rapper. To me, as a veteran, this is an insult because it tells me that Obama values the family of a rapper more than the family of a lost service member. This is why I have an issue with it. Because the perception is that he doesn’t value the troops.
    The other perception is when Obama is off in Hollywood hobknobing it with celebs; hosting the View; and being on Letterman, that he cares more about the spotlight and campaigning than a soldier who gave his life. I’m not saying other presidents in the past, both Democrat and Republican, haven’t done the same, but it looks bad when you’re in a close election and every vote counts to sit there and live it up with your buddies than to reach out to a possible constituent and try and offer your condolences. Obama is supposed to be more in touch with the middle class, but this incident doesn’t give me that impression.

  • dr_bugsy

    Obama continues to disgust Real Americans.

  • Jim Olson

    It is actions like this that contribute to the large number of our military forces who will be voting against this lackluster president who is more concerned with his Hollywood buddies than our troops!

  • capt john

    in December 2008, John Solomon of the Washington Times reported that as part of a private effort to comfort the families of those killed in war and during 9/11, then-President Bush sent personal letters to the families of “every one of the more than 4,000 troops who have died in the two wars, an enormous personal effort that consumed hours of his time and escaped public notice.”

  • Chris

    It is a well confirmed fact that Bush personally wrote (and sometimes even handwrote) his letters of condolences. To assert that Bush made form letters would assume that the media is not a leftist propaganda machine (i.e. CNN, MSNBC, CBS, ABC, NBC, NY Times, Atlanta Urinal and Constipation and the list goes on) and actually is fair and somewhat blind to Conservatives. HA! Come-on, Americans may have been blinded by Obama but they aren’t stupid. It has been proven that the media will make up and not cover news if they feel like they can without getting too much heat. People that watch such programming enjoy being flogged to death like slaves looking for a master. They are nothing more than Stalin’s chickens being plucked to show how the masses won’t rebel (if you are lost on this point in history – turn off your stupid TV and read a book about it).

    Obama has had fewer deaths than Bush and these form letters proves one thing. Obama and the left hate America and everything that it stands for in the traditional sense (freedom of speech, freedom of religion, the right to posession, the right to self govern and anything other than the worship of the state). He and the left take joy over “setting America straight”. The question is if Americans are of like mindedness in the polls this coming November. Let’s hope not for our nation is truely lost if they vote him back in and not because of him but because so many are in agreance with him.

  • President Bush sent out individual letters and often included a handwritten note…do a little research trolls before you chant “BUSH DID IT”

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  • Thomas berry

    But rapper Heavy D’s family most definitely got a personalized letter after his death last November. I guess he didn’t have a form letter prepared for a rapper’s death.

  • billindallas

    This story is condensed from the one I read yesterday. The letter from the White House arrived FOUR MONTHS after Cpl. Logan’s death. AND the letter was delivered by UPS (not the USPS. )

  • Gary

    Looks like the signature was a robo signed signature. The very least our commander and chief should do is sign his own form letters.

  • Farmgirl

    Does this really surprise you? I find it disgusting that Obummer could send a “personal” note to a rapper’s family and NOT to a soldier’s family. WTH is wrong with him?
    George and Laura would NEVER treat a soldier or veteran this way!

  • John

    Those wanting to know what President Bush did about fallen soldiers, should read John Solomon article in the Washington Times (December 22, 2008). For those of you who want to compare Obama to Bush.

  • Denise Baker

    Lazy SOB

  • Eelofudpucker

    Bush often sent personel letters to those that have died in service to this country,Obama despises the military and hence he sent all the heroes families form letters,i guess he was to busy playing his over 75 eight hours days of golf to find the time to write a few personel letters to the families of the fallen

  • Hill DeWolfe

    As little as I care for the President, I can’t see this as a problem. Have you seen the notifications or the condolence letters sent out during WWII? With all the other, genuinely serious problems he has created or made worse, this one seems sort of contrived. Get a life.

  • Mr. Schilling

    I have seen three of the letters sent by President Bush. As has been reported elsewhere, each was individually signed, and each was personalized – one was hand-written.

    Regardless of what President Bush did, it remains the undeniable truth that Barack Obama is a small and shallow man with little regard for the military except for those who serve his purposes (such as Seal Team Six).

  • Eelofudpucker

    What a disgusting person Obama has shown himself to be,anyone that would vote to reelect this Prolific lying incompetent economic illiterate is a moron.

  • Gamma Ray

    This has nothing to do with how the previous Presidents signed such letters. This is the signature your sitting Commander-in-Chief, and how he consciously chose to sign the letters is the central issue. Perhaps the time spent/wasted appearing on talk shows and hanging with celebrities could have been instead dedicated to writing personal letters of condolences. Perhaps you’d feel differently had you received one of these due to the loss of a husband, wife, son or daughter. Or maybe not.

    By the way, Obama’s signature is half the size of the text of the letter; let’s see what a handwriting analyst believes that says about your current ‘Commander-in-Chief’.

  • Charles Marin

    Typical right-winged ramped-up propaganda to make people who already hate Obama just hate him more. This is sh*t. Why? OK, look at it from this perspective now:
    Total number of U.S. troops killed in Iraq, according to icasualties.org = 4,459

    Do you want a US President sitting around making out 4,459 personal letters of condolence to every single soldier who died in the line of duty?

    When liberals wear their feelings on their shoulders, they’re labeled “bleeding hearts”. When right-wingers wears their feelings on their shoulders, we’re supposed to call it “righteous rage”.

    I call it BIMBO NONSENSE TO STIR UP THE HATE. And that is why you won’t catch me being a conservative.

    Good day!

  • FedUp

    Form letters for those who have been killed while serving their country allow this poor excuse of a president more time on the golf course. Priorities people….

  • Anyone But Obama

    What Obozo was doing when he was told the embassy was attacked. He was sleeping. Gues we know the answer to Hillary’s question of who’s going to answer the phone at 3 in the morning. It ain’t Obama.

    Obama could care less about dead servicemen or even ambassadors. Please wake up people before it’s too late.

  • Rick O’Shea

    Dear Citizen and Taxpayer,

    Please vote democrat in the coming election.

    Your son/daughter was klled/captured/went AWOL., please accept/vote/donate the best wishes/straight democrat ticket/ all you can afford. Michelle says “hey.”

    Your President,

    Barack Hussein (not Saddam) Obama

  • csd

    Barry never saw that piece of paper…it’s autopen.

  • Sam Spade

    To put things in perspective, since January 1, 2012 there has been an average of .87 military deaths per day. Is it so hard to write nine-tenths of a two-paragraph letter each day or to have a secretary write a letter for personal signature?

  • T. Olson

    From current.com:

    What a contrast! Incredible. This is what George Bush did:

    “Mr. Bush, for instance, has sent personal letters to the families of every one of the more than 4,000 troops who have died in the two wars, an enormous personal effort that consumed hours of his time and escaped public notice. The task, along with meeting family members of troops killed in action, has been so wrenching – balancing the anger, grief and pride of families coping with the loss symbolized by a flag-draped coffin – that the president often leaned on his wife, Laura, for emotional support.”

    Obama? He makes a call to comfort a woman who wants to go against the teaching of a CATHOLIC school which she VOLUNTARILY chose to attend, in order to have her “worry-free” sex at the school’s expense.

  • Ranger01

    The letter from President Obama to the next of kin was transcribed from a teleprompter.

  • Dwayne Keith

    I just want to puke.

  • Augie

    obama is a miserable, pathetic rat.

    pray Mitt can end this 4 year nightmare.

    Deepest condolences to the Logan Family. the American people honor and respect your brave Son and will never forget his sacrifice.

    Thank you.

  • Jesse

    I’d need to see how these letters were handled by all of the other Presidents to make an informed opinion on the matter.

  • Caius Keys

    Stay classy Obama — you’re going down in a month.

  • csd

    Did the letter come with a fundraising request and a bumper sticker ?

  • MinnesotaSam

    Apparently Obama was too busy working on his golf swing because of his severe hook to the left.

  • Norm Balog

    A man’s got to have his priorities. His seems to be golfing, drinking beer, and eating dinner with his family when they aren’t on vacation away from the White House.

  • Jerry C

    He can’t write and read his teleprompter at the same time.

  • Modman

    oh for the love of Pete. i am a staunch conservative and I can’t stand this administration but this is such an absurd non-issue i’m embarrassed. It’s a terrible thing when a man or woman loses his life in defense of his country, but what is the POTUS supposed to do? Write personal letters to all of their families? That’s just not practical Did Bush do it? Almost 6k Americans killed…

    you do what you can – and what you can do is end the war and bring the boys (and girls) home.

    Obama has done very little for the men and women who serve – but this is a non-issue in my opinion.

  • Tweaver

    “Mrs. Rodgers commented:

    I’m a life-long, Chritian conservative, Republican, veteran…and I say SHADDUP!!! I’d never lie when commenting on a blog. I’ll even capitalize my letters for emphasis, which certainly iilllustrates my honesty. Oh, did I mention I have PhDs in Physics, Meteorologly, Womens studies, Philosophy, and Environmental Engineering? No one can question my opninion!”

    You forgot to include Pompous in your list of credentials.

  • Sharon

    As a military veteran, daughter of a veteran, and granddaughter of a career Army officer who was severely wounded in action, I am fed up with right-wing attacks on our President, especially those who try to use the Armed Forces for their partisan ends.

    Presidents Reagan, Bush Sr and Bush Jr all used form letters in sending condolences to Gold Star families. Stop your partisanship, it is a disgrace to the US military.

    Makes me wonder whether the law prohibiting partisan activity should extend to military retirees, as well as active-duty. You want to play partisan games? Then forfeit your military pension.

  • Kris

    I do not know why he is so bothered by the letter. At the end of the day he received a notice that his son’s life is not forgotten. How many other presidents can you say wrote a letter? regardless of it is generic? When you think about it, we are in fighting people that will continue to cause death. So this guy wants his son to get his own personal letter? What else do you expect the President to say? He is sorry that you have to experience this lost but there is only so many ways you can say it before it ends up being generic anyways. Move on and find something else to bitch about….

  • steveK

    [Roughly 2000 dead in 4000 days would be about 15 KIA per month.] While the numbers would seem to make it possible for the president-any president-to send a personalized letter of condolence to families of soldiers KIA, is that customary? I’m not sure it is, and the article doesn’t say. I thought it was generally done through a formal notification by the DOD, with a personalized follow-up letter from the soldiers CO. Am I wrong?

  • Daniel Peck

    As distressing as it is to postulate, these deaths to obama are merely a ‘ bump in the road’

  • ForAmerica

    Come on people. Lay off Obama. He has more important things to do than to actually write out letters to the families of these men and women who gave their lives so O can have freedom to play golf. He’s got a campaign to run and needs time to play extra rounds of golf. What do you all think he is anyway, Commander-in-chief of the American forces?

  • mg

    Someone didnt tell this guy that BO didn’t even sign the letters himself… It was signed by an autopen.

  • MinnesotaSam

    I understand that President George W. Bush slipped out of the White House late one night to visit the Viet Nam Memorial.

    Many people like to think of President Bush as a bumbler and other assorted derogatory terms, however he always seemed to me that he was a humble and caring man. I am certain that he would at least compose each condolence letter that he sent.

    President Reagan also sent personal letters or placed personal phone calls to people, as I know someone whose son received phone calls from President Reagan.

  • Pags

    OK, I’m no Obama fan, but people need to be realistic here. The president, no matter how bad, does not have the time to make a personal letter for each fallen soldier. I wouldn’t expect anything more than a form letter, and neither should anyone else. I’d bet that every letter from every president commanding in every war was a form letter. We’re all proud of our service personnel, moreso the fallen, but to expect a personalized letter form the president is simply unrealistic.

  • Jen

    If I were him I would have at lest have some one on my staff writing the letters so at lest the sound personal. It doesn’t take much to look up a service record and a quick call to the C.O. I don’t expect the Prez to do it all him self. But I do expect him to make sure it is done right! Bet he takes more care in the thank you notes to his big donors then This! They have every right to be pissed. God you could have a intern do it and just prof and sign. No excuse on this one.

  • BadKosh

    MORE PROOF that Owe-bama IS A LAZY good for nothing.

    What a JERK!!!

    And the liberal stooges really like that inept fool?????

  • MinnesotaSam

    President George W. Bush cared for the military and the people who risked their lives for America.

    Obama only cares about himself — the rest is only window dressing for his teleprompter.

    “President Pays Private, Midnight Visit to Vietnam Memorial”

    HARRY F. ROSENTHAL , Associated Press
    AP News Archive Nov. 11, 1992 9:05 AM ET

    http://www.apnewsarchive.com/1992/President-Pays-Private-Midnight-Visit-to-Vietnam-Memorial/id-c37e4fad91058e2523299da8faf3f025

  • Gandhus

    The creator of this “article” and all you commenters who buy it are fools. Every President has used form letters for this purpose. You honestly think with all the casualties of WWII, Vietnam the sitting President hand wrote unique personalized letters?

    Fools, all of you.

  • Bob

    In lieu of golfing write a sincere letter of condolence. How shameful.

  • mmilesll

    Why should he go out of his way these dead people can only vote for him in Chicago

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  • Oh you want the president to send personal hand-written letters out to thousands of people. You’re stupid. Go vote for a bag of fritos.

  • Bob Hunter
  • Truth Hurts

    Dear current resident I am too busy fund raising to write you a personal note.

  • Mr. D

    For those who asked if President Bush wrote letters, here you go: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2008/dec/22/bush-cheney-comforted-troops-privately/?page=all#ixzz24xKdewEI

    Each and every fallen soldier, sailor, airman or marine, that consumed hours of his personal time.

  • Re Re

    But Obama had time to pen a personal letter to a rapper’s family AND he took the time to call Sandra Fluke. His priorities are so screwed up as he continues to screw up our America.

  • MinnesotaSam

    For more proof that President Bush was more concerned about the Military than obama, read the following:

    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2008/dec/22/bush-cheney-comforted-troops-privately/

  • DR

    For those of you screaming about what Bush did. He did send a more personalized letter, and so did each level of the Chain of Command, also Pres. Bush personally met several families, in person, and in private, no cameras, no media, nothing but him and Secret Service during his travels. I know he met with ours and we did not vote for in in 2000 or 2004 and I would hardly say we are Republicans.

    It was simply a matter of respect, gratitude and remorse. Maybe he was a good actor (I doubt that) but he seemed to take it personally that each member of the military was following his decisions, and orders at the time of their sacrifice.

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    By John Solomon

    The Washington Times

    Monday, December 22, 2008
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    EXCLUSIVE:

    For much of the past seven years, President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney have waged a clandestine operation inside the White House. It has involved thousands of military personnel, private presidential letters and meetings that were kept off their public calendars or sometimes left the news media in the dark.

    Their mission: to comfort the families of soldiers who died fighting in Afghanistan and Iraq since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and to lift the spirits of those wounded in the service of their country.

    On Monday, the president is set to make a more common public trip – with reporters in tow – to Walter Reed Army Medical Center, home to many of the wounded and a symbol of controversy earlier in his presidency over the quality of care the veterans were receiving.

    But the size and scope of Mr. Bush’s and Mr. Cheney’s private endeavors to meet with wounded soliders and families of the fallen far exceed anything that has been witnessed publicly, according to interviews with more than a dozen officials familiar with the effort.

    “People say, ‘Why would you do that?’” the president said in an Oval Office interview with The Washington Times on Friday. “And the answer is: This is my duty. The president is commander in chief, but the president is often comforter in chief, as well. It is my duty to be – to try to comfort as best as I humanly can a loved one who is in anguish.”

    Mr. Bush, for instance, has sent personal letters to the families of every one of the more than 4,000 troops who have died in the two wars, an enormous personal effort that consumed hours of his time and escaped public notice. The task, along with meeting family members of troops killed in action, has been so wrenching – balancing the anger, grief and pride of families coping with the loss symbolized by a flag-draped coffin – that the president often leaned on his wife, Laura, for emotional support.

    “I lean on the Almighty and Laura,” Mr. Bush said in the interview. “She has been very reassuring, very calming.”

    Mr. Bush also has met privately with more than 500 families of troops killed in action and with more than 950 wounded veterans, according to White House spokesman Carlton Carroll. Many of those meetings were outside the presence of the news media at the White House or at private sessions during official travel stops, officials said.

    The first lady said those private visits, many of which she also attended, took a heavy emotional toll, not just on the president, but on her as well.

    “It is just so unbelievably emotional to be with the families, for everybody involved. I mean for us and for them and for everyone,” she said in a telephone interview with The Times on Saturday. “I’m very aware of how emotional it is and how draining it is for the president and for me, too. Both of us. But I think we do support each other, not by saying anything so much, but just by the comfort of each other’s presence, both when we are with the families and then afterward when we are alone.”

    Mr. Cheney similarly has hosted numerous events, even sneaked away from the White House or his Naval Observatory home to meet troops at hospitals or elsewhere without a hint to the news media.

    For instance, Mr. Cheney flew to North Carolina late last month and met with 500 special-operations soldiers for three hours on a Saturday night at a golf resort. The event was so secretive that the local newspaper didn’t even learn about it until three days after it happened.

    Mr. Cheney and his wife, Lynne, also have hosted more than a half-dozen barbecues at their Naval Observatory home for wounded troops recovering at Bethesda Naval Hospital and Walter Reed and their spouses and children.

    The vice president said Mr. Bush “feels a very special obligation to those who he has to send in harm’s way on behalf of the nation, and a very special obligation to their families, especially the families of those who don’t come home again.”

    “He, in his travels, spends time with the families of the fallen. If he goes down to Fort Bragg, he’ll often times pull together the families of guys who were stationed at Bragg and killed in action, and spend time with the families,” Mr. Cheney told The Times in an interview last week.

    Mr. Bush did just that when he visited Fort Bragg, N.C., in 2002, rallying 2,000 special-operation soldiers stationed at the base, which would send thousands of men to the two wars, hundreds of whom would never return. “I want their families to know that we pray with them, that we honor them, and they died in a just cause, for defending freedom, and they will not have died in vain,” he told the troops, his voice choking with emotion and his eyes welling up with tears.

    That same month, in St. Petersburg, Fla., the president broke down in tears as he addressed the parents and family of one of the first soldiers to die in Afghanistan. “I know your heart aches, and we ache for you. But your son and your brother died for a noble and just cause,” he said as a tear rolled down his right cheek.

    He stopped his speech, overcome by emotion as the crowd stood and cheered. His chin still quivering, he smeared away tears, smiled and shrugged his shoulders. Those were public events, but mirrored the scores of private meetings where emotions also ran deep.

    “I do get a little emotional because it’s – I’m genuine when I say I’ll miss being the commander in chief,” the president told The Times. “I am in awe of our military. And I hold these folks in great respect. And I also sincerely appreciate the sacrifices that their families make.”

    Mr. Bush sees his job as providing comfort to those who have sacrificed so much. “The definition of comfort is very interesting. Comfort means hug, comfort means cry, comfort means smile, comfort means listen. Comfort also means, in many cases, assure the parent or the spouse that any decision made about troops in combat will be made with victory in mind, not made about my personal standing in the polls or partisan politics.”

    Asked where he gets the strength to meet with the families of soldiers whom he – as commnder in chief – sent to their deaths, he turned stern.

    “You have to believe in the cause. You have to understand that – and believe we’ll be successful. If I didn’t believe in the cause, it would be unbelievably terrible. I believe strongly in what we’re doing. I believe it’s necessary for our security. And I believe history will justify the actions. …

    “The interesting thing is, most of our troops fully understand this. They know we must defeat the enemy there so we don’t have to face them here. And in a place like Iraq, they fully understood that Iraq was a front for al Qaeda. And they saw their mission as one of defending America by defeating al Qaeda,” he told The Times.

    Meeting with the families of the fallen has allowed the president to step out of the bubble that often surrounds him, to meet real people. “I find out a lot about the individuals when the families come and see me, because one thing they want to do is, they want to share. They want to share pictures or letters or moments.

    “And I ask them to describe their loved one. What should I know about this person? Or they volunteer – ‘You’d like this guy.’ And many of them have said – it’s amazing, the comforter in chief oftentimes is the comforted person – comforted because of their strength, comforted because of their devotion, comforted because of their love for their family member. And a lot of them said, Mr. President, please know that my child wanted to do this.”

    Mrs. Bush said she, too, is moved by their private meetings with relatives of the fallen.

    “Visiting with the families of the fallen is one of the most touching, moving parts of this job that George has. I remember best the most recent, which was on the Intrepid on Veterans Day, when we met with nine different families. I remember them all very well, but one story that stands out in my mind was this sister who had written a biography of her brother that she lost.

    “So she asked if she could read it to us. … It represents every single family that wanted us to know about their loved ones, and what they were like, what their sense of humor was like, what they liked to do, and what they were good at.”

    The first lady said that many of the meetings have been kept private because “these are such personal times when people grieve. And we grieve with them. And these are not times when you would want a camera in the room or other people around. They are very emotional, personal times.

    “And for all of these families to be in a room with the commander in chief who made the decision to send their loved one in harm’s way is, you know, a wrenching time for us and for them. For all of us, the consequences of the choices that a commander in chief makes are clear. It’s all about them, and their grief.”

    Some private meetings with soldiers have been publicized at the request of the soldiers themselves. When Mr. Bush met with Spc. Max Ramsey, who lost his left leg in 2006 while serving in Iraq, and Sgt. Neil Duncan, a double-amputee injured in Afghanistan in 2005, it was Sgt. Duncan who asked for news coverage.

    “I wasn’t sure my buddies would believe me,” Sgt. Duncan said, joking with the president. When Mr. Bush had visited him at Walter Reed, the sergeant had vowed to run again, and did so on the White House South Lawn’s jogging track in July 2007.

    Although it was a Wednesday, Mr. Bush – who had scheduled a brief run – pulled the two soldiers through the trees to the White House pool after their jog.

    “The group of us just sat there for like two hours maybe and chatted. On a whim, he just took two hours out of his schedule. … We talked about personal things, how he feels about the war, what’s been hard, what it’s like being the president, some of the most difficult times for him. It was very, very cool – priceless.”

    Sgt. Duncan said he’s glad he got the media to cover what otherwise would have been a private visit. “I thought it would be good for other soldiers to see that. It was a personal accomplishment – I wanted my family and my friends and people that I know and people I’ve never met to see it.”

    The vice president, who has been derided in the media as “Darth Vader,” also has operated outside of the limelight to support wounded troops and their families even though he could have made political hay if he had made them public. He and his wife have hosted wounded troops and their families at his residence at the Naval Observatory, arranging for big-name country singers, such as Charlie Daniels and Sara Evans, to provide entertainment.

    Pressed whether he ever considered allowing rap music at one of his barbecues for the troops, the vice president laughed.

    “No rap, no. The country and western is sort of a compromise between old folks – you know, the big band sound of the ‘50s and the rappers that the younger generation understands,” he said.

    Actually, Mr. Cheney did manage to connect troops at his home with the “American Idol” television phenomenon in February, when he hosted an event for about 50 wounded troops at the Naval Observatory that showcased Melinda Doolittle, the big-voiced singer who was a finalist on the sixth season of the hit show.

    On June 30, the vice president – code-named “Angler” by the Secret Service for his love for fly-fishing – staged a fly-fishing event on his lawn with a group of wounded troops being helped out by the charitable organization Project Healing Waters.

    Rather than the usual rubber waders and camouflage fishing hat, the vice president sported a dark suit, a white shirt, green tie and business shoes but still managed to show off his favorite fly-fishing cast to the troops. Instead of water, he aimed for a bright green patch of grass as the smiling military men and their wives picked up tips and practiced themselves.

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  • Martha Hutton

    For the person who brought up the 4000 soldiers that died during the Bush term just so you know more soldiers have died under this President in Afghanistan than died there during both Bush terms so please try to be fair and honest. I know that the Obama media no longer reports these deaths but if you are going to go there try to be honest.

  • Paula

    I cannot even believe this made the news. Does anyone really expect that the President of the United States (regardless who it is) is going to personally write a different and unique letter to the families of each fallen soldier?

    If he did, now THAT would be newsworthy! I am not saying this in the defense of or as an insult to our president, it is just a matter of logistics, efficiency and reality.

  • MinnesotaSam

    Kris commented: “I do not know why he is so bothered by the letter. At the end of the day he received a notice that his son’s life is not forgotten. How many other presidents can you say wrote a letter? regardless of it is generic? When you think about it, we are in fighting people that will continue to cause death. So this guy wants his son to get his own personal letter? What else do you expect the President to say? He is sorry that you have to experience this lost but there is only so many ways you can say it before it ends up being generic anyways. Move on and find something else to bitch about….”

    It is apparent that you have never lost someone you loved, or you wouldn’t be so callused about someone else’s grief. Either that or you are blinded by your own self-centered ideals of life — or a sociopath.

  • Rob

    How about we see some examples of the letters Johnson and Nixon sent to the families of fallen military personnel in the Vietnam era? You can be sure they were not individual letters, each personalized to the soldier/sailor/Marine/airman in question. When you can show me that I won’t think the people standing there pointing a finger in criticism are total asshats.

  • JamesJ

    I’m surprised Obama didn’t ask for a donation out of the $400K death benefits. Its his style.

  • Bill Nelson

    “Can you show some examples of letters sent out from the last administration? Thank you.”

    Pres. Bush wrote personal letters to each family. Pres. Bush met over 500 families, in private, and over 900 seriously injured servicemen and women.

    The most famous of which was Cindy Shehan, before she began her protests.

  • DR

    you know the more and more I think of this guy I picture him reading a teleprompter one day saying “go f### yourself America” like Ron Burgandy. This is an empty suit, empty chair with nothing but a desire to be a celebrity. He probably cant wait to lose next month so he can just become the former president out on the circuit and chilling with other celebrities.

    looooooooser

  • Jack 63

    Impersonal as it seems, and I wish it wasn’t so, the president does not have the time to write letters of condolence for all the famileis of our fallen. I did notice one thing missing from this article. Did the last president do the same thing?

  • This pathetic excuse for a president is an embarasment to America. His complete lack of knowledge about American ideals and values becomes more apparent with every debacle he causes then covers up. His entire administration is made up of failed academics who have never accomplished any worthwhile thing in the real world, their best moments came while they were drinking the kool aid in the staff lounges at the various corrupt colleges they were a part of. This administration should be facing charges of crimes against humanity and treaon to the United States. The House of Representatives should not be holding “fact finding” hearngs they should be holding impeachment hearings. The corrupt Lyndon B. Johnson’s long eared Beagle had more latent intlelligence than this entire administration combined.

  • MinnesotaSam

    UNLIKE OBAMA, PRESIDENT BUSH PERSONALLY WROTE TO FAMILIES OF TROOPS THAT DIED!

    Read it for yourself !

    “The Times notes that people familiar with Bush’s routine say he has written letters personally to every one of the families of the more than 4,000 troops who have died in Afghanistan and Iraq.”

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2008/12/22/report-bush-spent-hundreds-hours-comforting-families-fallen-soldiers/

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  • San Diego Steve

    Most presidents sent individual, personal letters to the families of fallen warriors. In wartime, when it was impossible to do so for every death, presidents would write in cases in which the warrior fell under exceptional or heroic circumstances, or, where more than one family member had fallen. Lincoln stayed up late at night to write such letters and many remain treasured family heirlooms today. Here, we have a form letter with what is most likely an electronic signature. Clearly, Obama could care less about those people and their families. Their sacrifice for our country means nothing to the great “community organizer.” Anyway, writing personal letters would take time away from his golf game.

  • Kate Sciacca

    It is very easy to learn what President Bush did to support the families of fallen troops while he was Commander-in Chief. Just Google “Bush supports families of fallen troops” and you will get a ton of information… He did most of it without cameras and media, but enough was known for stories to be pieced together.

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  • GREG

    Although there is no standard protocol regarding presidential condolence letters, one might expect a man who places so much importance on compassion to reach out in a more heartfelt way to families who suffered so grievous a loss. His much-maligned predecessor, George W. Bush, did. He sent personal letters of sympathy, some of them handwritten, to each of the 4,000 troops who died in Iraq and Afghanistan during his two terms in office. He also met personally with 500 grieving families. But the true test of his commitment to being what he called “comforter in chief” was a clandestine operation he and Dick Cheney set up inside the White House to provide aid and comfort to families of slain servicemen. These activities, moreover, were kept off the public calendar and often done behind the backs of the media.

  • MinnesotaSam

    Paula commented: “I cannot even believe this made the news. Does anyone really expect that the President of the United States (regardless who it is) is going to personally write a different and unique letter to the families of each fallen soldier?”

    Unlike President George W. Bush who did personally write letters to families of gallen soldiers, 0bama doesn’t have time to write or personally sign form letters telling families that their loved one had died. He has other important things to do.

    He has to golf, lavish vacations, entertain the Follywood Glitteri and rub noses with the snobs so he can look like a rock star instead of a Mock Star.

    Besides he has had to spend 4 years of his HOPE & CHANGE campaign simply to HOPE to win another 4 years.

    Let’s give Obama more time to golf and entertain the Hollywood crowd.

    Vote for Mitt Romney in November.

  • Margaret Doocey

    And he calls himself ‘too polite’. Yuck …

  • MinnesotaSam

    Sorry the paragraph was:

    Unlike President George W. Bush who did personally write letters to families of fallen soldiers, 0bama doesn’t have time to write or personally sign form letters telling families that their loved one had died. He has other important things to do.

  • MinnesotaSam

    Jack 63 commented: “Impersonal as it seems, and I wish it wasn’t so, the president does not have the time to write letters of condolence for all the famileis of our fallen. I did notice one thing missing from this article. Did the last president do the same thing?”

    YES! HE DID!

  • Cathy

    Obama admitted he’s lazy just another bit of proof by using form letters. How uncouth can you get? How many visits has he made to Va Hospitals in 4 years? One photo op possibly? We have to speak for our troops because they aren’t allowed.

    As mentioned, Bush sent hundreds of personal letters to the families of war casualties. And yet, former GOP Senator Larry Pressler is endorsing Obama because of how much he cares about the troops:

    Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2012/10/obama_sends_form_letter_to_family_of_fallen_seal_team_6_member.html#ixzz28vSqho3e

  • Patriot

    Repubilcan President Lincoln signed tens of thousands of letters to the families of dead Union soldiers and sailors. Fact! Obama hates the military.

  • Fuq Wad

    Of course Comrade Oweblamer sent a form letter – he did not want to take the time to write personal letters – it would have cut into his golf time.

  • M. Marinez

    it’s a shame that under the guise of “Patriotic” and “for the troops” we have spent $1.3 Trillion on enriching military contractors, and corporations and bankers on the backs of approx. 4000 troops dead and 41,000 broken, mutilated and otherwise wounded fellow Americans since 911 to the capture of Osama Bin Laden. These wars were nothing more than a convenient excuse for one of history’s greatest wealth transfers. From the tax payer to the pockets of the contractors, corporations and banks as well as the back door kick-backs to the politicians facilitating the deals. Yet Osama Bi Laden was not captured by tanks, personnel carriers, or any other conventional force but by a small team in Pakistan not Afghanistan or
    Iraq. He was originally on the pay roll of the CIA to begin with years ago when it was convenient for the US to fight a proxy war in Afghanistan against the USSR. This convenient CIA asset later founded Al Qaida. The U.S. is majorly responsible for this “Frankenstein’s monster.” Israel, by contrast, never unleashes its Army in force except when they themselves are invaded, no; they use highly elite, re-known units to effect the results of the Raid on Entebbe, The hunting down of the Terrorists responsible for the Munich massacre or the tracking down and bringing to justice the likes of Adolph Eichmann. for the cost of the war that could have been handled much differently we could have completely wiped out the housing debacle that is partly to blame for this economic mess and infinitely more important, spared the lives and the tears of so many.

  • War_Machine

    From the Washington Times (2008):

    For much of the past seven years, President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney have waged a clandestine operation inside the White House. It has involved thousands of military personnel, private presidential letters and meetings that were kept off their public calendars or sometimes left the news media in the dark.
    Their mission: to comfort the families of soldiers who died fighting in Afghanistan and Iraq since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and to lift the spirits of those wounded in the service of their country.

    But the size and scope of Mr. Bush’s and Mr. Cheney’s private endeavors to meet with wounded soliders and families of the fallen far exceed anything that has been witnessed publicly, according to interviews with more than a dozen officials familiar with the effort.
    “People say, ‘Why would you do that?’” the president said in an Oval Office interview with The Washington Times on Friday. “And the answer is: This is my duty. The president is commander in chief, but the president is often comforter in chief, as well. It is my duty to be – to try to comfort as best as I humanly can a loved one who is in anguish.”

  • Denise Corral

    My 19 yr old son, LCpl Joshua “Chachi” Corral, USMC was killed in Afghanistan 11/18/11 and we received the exact same letter. This is shameful!

  • jvarden

    Obama’s signature is obnoxious — large, arrogant and totally inappropriate for this type of communication. He is a true narcissist.

  • EM Jones

    God bless Mr. Logan.
    Hey! Obama has admitted that he is”lazy”…yes, he did say that in so many words. We know that he is also a moslem in his religious ideology, he is a marxist in his politics and full blown narcissist in his personality and character. He uses a form letter signed by a machine? (His thinking: I ain’t got the time, man. I gotta be campaining!)

  • RichardC

    For all those who have asked whether G.W. Bush sent form letters or personally contacted the families of “fallen” service members, here is a link to an article from Current TV (hardly a bastion of Bush love and adoration) about the subject. The synopsis? Bush personally contacted EVERY family.

    http://current.com/community/93691206_george-bush-contacts-all-families-of-fallen-soldiers-obama-contacts-woman-wanting-worry-free-sex.htm

  • Susan Daniels

    He didn’t even sign them. They are all identical and must have been auto-signed.

  • bh2012

    Icansee4miles- Well if O was so great and it was Bush’s war- why the hell hasn’t he ended it? Stupid, stupid comment! He has a job to do…what exactly has he been doing? Vegas? I hate getting into pissing matches with stupid people, but that comment was ridiculous.

  • Ron Jansen

    I’m not surprised the letters are basically identical – after all the situation is basically identical (a soldier, salior or airman was killed). However, what I find inexcusable is that the president didn’t actually sign any of those letters. Look closely – the sigantures are all exactly the same. That means they used the “autopen” a machine that’s programmed to sign the president’s name. That means he didn’t even see these letters, much less personalize them.

  • el rushbo

    i told you all – see i told you so. i was right all along. bo is not a good prez. that is why i wanted him to fail. i know that if i had the courage to serve in the military (i got a deferment during vietnam because i claimed i had literally a pain in my backside/ass), i would have a stronger ground to criticize bo. but, what the heck, i am right… i just like saying that over and over again,..dittos.

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  • sean

    whatever el rushbo said, i agree. i get my show material from listening to him and repeating it on my show. btw, i have only played rev wright audio 859 times so far. you think i should play it again. don’t forget bill ayers.

  • Bob

    These are all form letters with rubber stamps for signatures. Look at the signatures Obama never saw a single one of these but he does have three or four rubber stamps sitting in a room they use. The people stamping his signature are some of the jobs Obama claims to have created.

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  • Jerry

    @dnb, comment #3: From the Washington Times, December 22nd, 2008:

    “Mr. Bush, for instance, has sent personal letters to the families of every one of the more than 4,000 troops who have died in the two wars, an enormous personal effort that consumed hours of his time and escaped public notice.”

    I have no examples of these to show you, most likely because they are personal treasures to the families that received them, and because these families had no outrage driving them to bring their letters into public view for comparison.

  • joanne

    December 2008, John Solomon of the Washington Times reported that as part of a private effort to comfort the families of those killed in war and during 9/11, then-President Bush sent personal letters to the families of “every one of the more than 4,000 troops who have died in the two wars, an enormous personal effort that consumed hours of his time and escaped public notice.”

    Bush was a class act – he actually worked at his job – Obama has no respect for people and is lazy! It shows in everything he does!

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  • Violet Durn

    The more important to ask is whether the letters were signed personally or signed via autopen, a device commonly used on Capitol Hill to sign the droves of letters that go out from Congress and the President to citizens. That would be an even bigger insult if the auto pen was utilized.

  • James

    To the person who wanted samples of letters sent by the past administration – President Bush handwrote letters, spoke with the families by phone, and met with many of them in person to express the nation’s gratitude.

  • IsraelArmy

    My condolences go to this family and my respect goes to the good soldiers who are still in Uncle Sam’s freemason army of satan.

    Barack Obama and his wife’s complete disdain for our troops is genuinely appalling. But I think today’s soldiers need to think seriously about continuing to support the freemason satanic homosexual criminal operation known as the US Armed Forces. This homosexual satanic organization is run by jews, for the benefit of the satanic masonic “state of israel”. Do you want to fight Israel’s wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and Libya? Do you want your children to die for Israel, only to be sent a disdainful form letter when they die, from an Israel-owned porch monkey like Obama?

    It’s time for our soliders to come out of Uncle Sam’s homosexual army of satan, and start cleaning up the jewish mess here in the United States. There is no reason for you or your family members to give their lives to the satanic homosexual “state of Israel”. They are nothing but a mafia of drug-running, child-raping homosexual criminals who deserve death. If you love liberty, come home and help clean out the jewish problem in our government.

  • Doug

    About 5% of active or retired military I know have ANY respect for this president. 100% of them deserve better. I am relieved that Obama was troubled by “Heavy D’s” death though… I was beginning to wonder if he was COMPLETELY heartless.

  • Robert K

    President Obama’s signatures in these three letters are exact copies of each other and were likely created with an autopen. Most likely a White House assistant or even a college intern signed these letters.

    Per Wikipedia, “Autopens are a compromise between making every signature by hand and printing a reproduction of the signature, which is perceived as impersonal.”

    It is unfortunate that the President allowed his staff to send these impersonal letters to the families of those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for all of us. Compared to these “autopen” letters, no letter would have been more respectful.

  • Marmaduke 1/6

    First, my sincere condolences for the loss of your son Mr. Logan. Semper Fi. With that said, I am afraid he did not even sign that form letter as all of the signatures on all of the form letters I have seen are exactly the same and in the same exact spot on the page. To Keith, dnd and Rick Rodgers, George W. Bush is very well known to have personally hand written thousands of letters to the families of the fallen. It was part of his daily schedule. Do some research. Obama is the worst CinC in recent history. The troops hate him and for good reason.

  • MacDaddy

    I am relatively sure that given the high casualty rates of WWI, WWII, Korea and Vietnam that the sitting President did not send personal notes to the families of military casualties, during WWI and WWII notification was by telegram from the War Department (now know as Department of Defense). In 2007, the Washington Times reported that President Bush had sent 4000 personal letters of condolence to the families of military members killed in action and 9/11 victims – this went largely unreported by MSM…Being a Texan and a retired military senior NCO I have personally seen President Bush greet the returning troops as they arrive at DAL (Dallas International Airport) and my sister, who is a registered nurse and former Navy Lieutenant has seen him visit wounded and disabled troops at the VA hospital. Our current President has done neither and uses form letters (something Bush was accused of in 2003, evidently erroneously) as letters of condolences. Shame on him for doing this and shame on those supporting this.

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  • soundpam

    Ummm, you lunatics do know that Bush & every President before him did the EXACT SAME THING, right? Of course, logic & truth don’t really play a part, do they? You spread lies & then judge harshly based on a false standard NEVER used on another President! Like the BS you liars spread about Barack & Michelle spending lots of money & taking lots of vacations but they’ve done LESS of either than previous presidents (especially Bush). But hey, that’s what double standards are for….especially when used by hate-filled, willfully ignorant, hypocrites! Seriously, you people need to get a grip.

  • marjanne

    TO those who want to whine about the content of the condolence letters Pres. Bush sent
    ( because no one knows) I ask you: WHO THE HELL CARES??? Obama and his supporters have spent 5-6 years bashing and demonizing Bush; everything Bush did was wrong. So IF, and I am very doubtful, IF the BUSH letters were generic, one to the next-Then why wouldn’t the the most “caring” man since the beginning of time CORRECT that awful, terrible, bad prior practice ???? ( which I doubt even happened to being with) Look, Military ( as a voter block) generally swings to the right and will generally support a candidate with a military record over say……………..Obama, i.e., Someone on the more left side who registered for the draft………late…and never served. So why would Obama’s people even care…no votes to be gained..do the threshold and move on…. My father received a VERY individualized 100 yr birthday card
    from W and Laura. I have every confidence they would do no less for our military heros!

  • Caligula

    Bush comforted troops. The Washington Times reported:

    For much of the past seven years, President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney have waged a clandestine operation inside the White House. It has involved thousands of military personnel, private presidential letters and meetings that were kept off their public calendars or sometimes left the news media in the dark.

    Their mission: to comfort the families of soldiers who died fighting in Afghanistan and Iraq since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and to lift the spirits of those wounded in the service of their country.

    On Monday, the president is set to make a more common public trip – with reporters in tow – to Walter Reed Army Medical Center, home to many of the wounded and a symbol of controversy earlier in his presidency over the quality of care the veterans were receiving.

    But the size and scope of Mr. Bush’s and Mr. Cheney’s private endeavors to meet with wounded soliders and families of the fallen far exceed anything that has been witnessed publicly, according to interviews with more than a dozen officials familiar with the effort.

    “People say, ‘Why would you do that?’” the president said in an Oval Office interview with The Washington Times on Friday. “And the answer is: This is my duty. The president is commander in chief, but the president is often comforter in chief, as well. It is my duty to be – to try to comfort as best as I humanly can a loved one who is in anguish.”

  • Uncle Reggie

    Rick Rodgers:

    It is NOT a heartfelt letter you boob. A form letter sent no matter the circumstances and signed with an autopen? Are you serious?

  • Panz

    dnb commented:

    Can you show some examples of letters sent out from the last administration? Thank you.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    George Bush hand signed all letters and often wrote out the entire letter to the families of fallen servicemen. There is no comparison. Obama does not care. He hates the military and they will help vote him out of office and replace him with someone that will, once again, show our heartfelt sympathy for their sacrifices.

  • MichellesFatAss

    We should lock Obama in a room with the greiving families and let them shove the letters up his ass.

  • Rich

    It’s alright. Obama has too much to do as POTUS to actually take time to personally reply to the relatives of the fallen soldiers. After all, golfing, partying with Jay Z and shaking down guilty white liberals for money is very time-consuming and tiring…

  • Zac

    #3 October 9, 2012 at 12:22 pm
    dnb commented:

    Can you show some examples of letters sent out from the last administration? Thank you.

    #20 October 9, 2012 at 1:04 pm
    Keith commented:

    I have to agree with dnd and Rick Rodgers. If you can prove all other administrations did make every letter personal, then it’s something to complain about. However, I doubt George W did that for over 4000 personel killed while he was in office.

    I can not speak for the many other families that lost loved ones during the Bush administration, but my families experience was quite different from what is described in the article. My older brother was killed in Iraq in 2008. In January 2009 my family along with many others were invited to the white house. President Bush made a short speech, and then spent the next 6-7 hours meeting with each family individually and privately. The VP, Secretary of State, Secretary of Defense, and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff were all there to visit with the families as well. It was not a PR stunt as no press were allowed and no news articles were written about the event. While my families experience is probably very much in the minority, and it does not speak directly to the letters sent out by the Bush administration, for the President to meet individually with my family and want to know about my brother made us feel that he at least respected my brothers sacrifice.

  • Donny Brook

    Bush did the exact same thing. The reaction from the right back then? **crickets**

  • Ziegler

    Sorry to burst you apologetists for Obama bubble….but do a quick google and you will find out that yea…Bush hand wrote alot of letters and visited the families privately….PRIVATELY…why? because he wasnt doing it for political gain, he actually cared about the military and the sacrifices of the soldiers and their families. So um…yeah…yer boy Obama is one prime grade A schmuck of a CiC……here’s an excerpt from the Washington Times article on the matter….

    Mr. Bush, for instance, has sent personal letters to the families of every one of the more than 4,000 troops who have died in the two wars, an enormous personal effort that consumed hours of his time and escaped public notice. The task, along with meeting family members of troops killed in action, has been so wrenching – balancing the anger, grief and pride of families coping with the loss symbolized by a flag-draped coffin – that the president often leaned on his wife, Laura, for emotional support

    Read more: EXCLUSIVE: Bush, Cheney comforted troops privately – Washington Times http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2008/dec/22/bush-cheney-comforted-troops-privately/print/#ixzz28vtbguvi
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  • Jeff

    Are you people serious? Every President since Lincoln has done it like this. The president: (1) doesn’t have time to write a personalized note to everyone who dies serving this country and (2) doesn’t know them personally, so what is he supposed to write? Give me a break. Bush did the same thing, and he’s the reason they are over there dying in the first place.

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  • jackie sparrow

    When my uncle died in World War II, my grandparents received a form letter from FDR. It’s no different now. I would expect Romney or whoever else gets into the White House to do the same. (Romney would definitely not give any extra time to someone who is not of his faith.) The commander-in-chief can’t spend all his waking hours writing different letters to everyone who wants a response. Soldiers who have fallen do and should receive respect. A letter or certificate, even if it’s a copy, is at least a response. Also, soldiers who have fallen receive the same kind of U.S. flag, probably make in China, to go on their coffins. The U.S. doesn’t have these flags hand-made out of silk. Get over it.

  • Brandon

    This same charge was leveled against Bush in 2003. I don’t know what you expected. I agree we shouldn’t be at war, but if we are, the President of the United States of America is not going to have time to right a hand written note to every family. This is a phony political play in an election season to distract us from real issues and rile up our emotions. There are genuine issues to be concerned about, like why are we at war? What is our plan concerning future wars? Are we going to fight Iran? Is Israel going to fight Iran and if so how do we respond? Should we spend this much on military? What about Medicaid? Or Medicare? Social Security? Healthcare? C’mon people keep your eye on the ball.

  • betty

    Well I guess now you know were Obama’s priorities are.

    Remember Obama Sent Personal Letter of Condolence to Rapper’s Family.

    So form letters to our heroes and hand written letters to Obama’s heroes

  • jman

    Lifelong conservative here… I am no Obama fan, but are you folks suggesting that the President’s time is best spent customizing each and every letter? Seriously? I doubt Bush did any different, and it really didn’t matter if he did. Get a grip before people see you foaming at the mouth and are so put off they decide to pull the D lever.

  • Michael

    Just for the record, the letter of condolence to Heavy D’s family was not personal, that’s just the form letter for dead rappers.

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  • MichMike

    Maybe they have sufficient paper to send one to each of the 9,400 blacks murdered every year, almost all in cities run by democrats for 40 years or more. As in Detroit, the democrats first Model City. This tool of organized crime could care less about our troops, our country, or our people.

  • RichardC

    http://current.com/community/93691206_george-bush-contacts-all-families-of-fallen-soldiers-obama-contacts-woman-wanting-worry-free-sex.htm

    Bush wrote individual letters, phoned families, etc. Claiming otherwise dishonors him and those who died.

  • Santy Q. Clawz

    Why are you people surprised about this. BHO is a douche and a parasite. I’m only surprised that the letter didn’t solicit campaign donations as well.

  • Sue Tipping

    Here is the deal. Obama never sees these letters. Sending these out is part of someone’s job. That someone takes the lists of the dead, prepares the letter from a save Word document, prints it, stamps it with his signature and mails it out. It’s all very impersonal, but I believe this is the process.

  • Phyllis Rodgers

    My dear Mrs. Rodgers, PhDs

    It appears you stayed to long in public education. Your conservatism has moved slightly to the left.

  • Lou Marek

    Think postive, he will be replaced. Why has he gotten away with what he has done? We need people in Washington to stand up for the people of the United States of America and what we stand for.

  • drivingfast001

    Odumbo does not care anymore about military lives than he does the death of a border agent or the 100’s of Mexicans that his Fast and Furious caused. He is a true sociopath with only feelings for himself.

  • dagnabbit

    Show me the four thousand personal heartfelt letters thoughtfully written by the sensitive and eloquent George Bush thanking families for letting him use their son’s lives to soak up bullets in his personal, vengeful pointless war.

  • Jeanie

    I am encouraging the ones of you who read this article to go to Joey Logan’s legacy site and leave a message for the Logan family. It is so little to do and will be some comfort to them to know that we are grateful for his service and the ultimate sacrifice.

    http://www.funeralplan.com/samhouston2/mem

  • I cannot apologize for our little community organizer for his ignorance and lack of sincerity on the loss of your child. Our country does feel your sorrow and emptiness and we truly are thankful and we do acknowledge your great loss.The american people do feel your loss and pray for your comfort during this difficult time.God bless you and your family and we keep you in our prayers.

  • jones

    Do you expect the Pres to write thousands of letters? Get real… Bush, the war criminal, is responsible for every American death in Iraq and the hundred thousand Iraqi civilians. All you “patriots” should join the armed forces instead of sending innocent kids.—- I guess you have not taken notice that Romney “the Hawk” has not one son of his FIVE in service. What a guy?! And remember Bush’s daughters also did not serve… And we all know how the Vietnam war supporter, Bush circumvented that war. U republicans are great at making war but not sending your kids to fight it.

  • ww2

    Do you really think the president wrote letters to the 100,000 fallen solders during the war in Vietnam and Korea?

  • Kevin Taylor

    the problem is that OBAMA doesn’t care who is sacrificed for him, or the country, he uses his wife and kids as props, when in 2008 when he accepted the nomination the family was there and then left for him to soak up the love, he doesn’t care about anything, anybody but OBAMA

  • Shane

    Am I the only one that actually read to see that they aren’t “word for word” the same?

    I work for a charity and write thank you letters on a daily basis. When you find the sentiment you want, you keep it and make a few changes. It doesn’t change the fact that I’m thankful for the gift.

  • Califstarheart

    For the first time, I have no words, except that Obama is a total b——!

  • Southern Woman

    Executive Mansion,
    Washington, Nov. 21, 1864.

    Dear Madam,

    I have been shown in the files of the War Department a statement of the Adjutant General of Massachusetts that you are the mother of five sons who have died gloriously on the field of battle. I feel how weak and fruitless must be any word of mine which should attempt to beguile you from the grief of a loss so overwhelming. But I cannot refrain from tendering you the consolation that may be found in the thanks of the Republic they died to save. I pray that our Heavenly Father may assuage the anguish of your bereavement, and leave you only the cherished memory of the loved and lost, and the solemn pride that must be yours to have laid so costly a sacrifice upon the altar of freedom.

    Yours, very sincerely and respectfully,
    A. Lincoln

  • Danbury

    P iece
    O f
    T otally
    U seless
    S h!t.

  • Knews

    Well, dnb #3, he wrote over 4000 personal letters to soldiers and soldiers’ families. Try getting your news from somewhere other than Comedy Central
    http://p.washingtontimes.com/news/2008/dec/22/bush-cheney-comforted-troops-privately/?page=all

  • Wads

    So, if the same letter went to everyone, why did it take the White House 3-4-5 months or more to send a form letter pertaining to a military service member’s death? I suspect they can turn around a thank you for a monetary campaign donation a lot quicker than that… Are they gone yet?

  • Ron

    In 1983, I was in an Air Force Color Guard which welcomed President Ronald Reagan to San Antonio. Our base Public Affairs Office managed to get a wonderful photo of Reagan as he passed us in review with his military escort. I received a copy of that photo from our PA Office, and I sent it to The White House with a request for the President’s signature. When I received it in return, it had a terrific personal message to me with his signature. This was a task he was not required to do, and he made it personal. I can then imagine what he did with the ones which were far more serious. Just a little comparison.

  • mittsunderpants

    Big deal. As if every other president sat down and wrote personal notes in the same situation. Cheap excuse for more Obama-bashing courtesy of the usual suspects.

  • Reality Check

    These form letters would make a great anit-Obama ad in Florida and Virginia.

    I am sure there are military families in Ohio and Pennsylvania as well.

    This simply inexcusable.

  • Larry Flynt

    Awwww, man! The brother needed the break to hang with Jay-Z and Beyonce, the Limp Pimp, etc… he ain’t got time for no letter signing!

  • Nathan Bedford Forrest

    Those of you that voted these Shines into office shoud be deported A.S.A.P.

  • Joyce Orrell
  • Nathan Bedford Forrest

    The hell with these chicago Porch-Monkeys…Tar and Feather all of them and send them back to chicago.

  • Failed Obamessiah

    C’mon, what with golf and political fundraisers, you didn’t think he’d actually spend any time on THIS little annoyance now, do you?

  • asc

    What a complete and utter clod. He just needs to go back to his old neighborhood and hang with all of his black celebrities (rap and pro sports) and left over radicals, if his putative mom Valerie Jarrett will let him. I hope he ends up a very unrewarded and self-loathing old man that isn’t visited by his kids very much. It’s a long ride to Elba, I mean Hawaii where they are building their compound now.

    We should insist on someone else writing those letters until that White House copier is stripped naked, dragged through the streets and set on fire. It, along with his tele-prompter, are Obama’s most prized possessions. These individuals carried out their orders from him, their commander in chief. He is the reason they died.

    Saving Private Ryan displayed the soul searching usually associated with these letters. Obama has reduced the sacrifice of service members (and Department of State employees) to incidental consumables with his impersonal “I don’t care” treatment. Dare anyone mention the shoe on his foot scenario where he and Michelle receive a form letter.

  • BlueStarMom

    For those asking about what GWB did, he wrote personal letters to the families of EVERY troop killed. Don’t even go there trying to compare GWB and Obama!

  • Van

    During the Vietnam war the same form letter was sent to families. I know, because I have the letter that was sent to my parents when my brother was killed in 1967. So, what is the big issue here? Because the President does not sit down and write thousands of persoanl letters to parents who have lost a child in war?
    When we write letters to Washington, DC an answer will come back as a form letter. The VA sends out form letters.
    I am so very sorry that any parent loses a child in a useless war, but these parents are no different than any other parent who has lost a child as well.

  • Ken

    For those wondering about President Bush, I can not say he wrote letters. but I do know he made a personal call to a co-workers’ uncle when her cousin was killed in Iraq, just a Marine LCPL from a dusty little Texas town. Changed my opinion of him.

  • susan

    It’s been documented that Bush sent out hundreds of personal letters to families of the fallen…in case you’re curious. Not only that, Bush used to show up at military hospitals without a phalanx of reporters to capture the photo op as Obama does. It’s probably why polls show two thirds of the military support Romney; they sense who is real and who is phony…cause sometimes their lives depend on knowing who really has your back.

  • Ken Puck

    The military are mere extras in Obama’s reelection pageant, kind of like the troops in Duck Soup. In fact, Obama is the perfect Rufus T. Firefly, although he wouldn’t be caught dead in uniform and regards soldiers, sailors, and Marines as an alien species. The troops are just spear carriers in his personal opera…replaceable parts who make a nice backdrop when alighting from Air Force One or Marine One and returning crisp salutes. Grotesque.

  • Ted

    Well, if you skate through school on Affirmative Action, and if you get elected to a post that you can never fullfill, then the next best thing is to punt.

    This jerk and his followers are doing major irreversible damage to our country.

    GET THEM OUT OF THERE!

  • Gman213

    Come on..give the prez a break..he was playing golf…letter smetter…golf is impotent!

  • PaulR

    “But Obama did send rapper Heavy D’s family a personal letter of condolence.”

    Maybe he actually sent them the rapper form letter.

  • Just Joe

    Clearly the pictured signatures are different if you can just see through your hate.
    A 2003 Newsweek story said that sympathy letters families received from President George W. Bush were form letters.

  • bob

    You guys have got to be kidding. Every single president has sent form letters in situations like this. You can’t be this naive. Did you really think that the president sat in an office and hand wrote every letter? Come on. Your ignorance is showing.

  • Jaymark108

    Okay, that’s fair. Your new job is to write over one thousand sympathetic letters about the deaths of people you don’t know and have never met in person. Each one has to have at least one word different besides names. No, you’re not allowed to think about how to fix the economy until you’re done. Clock’s ticking.

  • tiffany

    Washington Times is full of crap. Where is my family’s handwritten personal letter from Bush? My brother died in the war in Iraq, and the only thing my family received was a form letter from Bush with a signature that looks very autopen. I am trying to post it for you all to see, but my phone isn’t letting me.
    Bush didn’t handwritten crap. You all are delusional, and your comments are heartbreaking. My brother didn’t deserve to die. He didn’t feel he was protecting our freedom. He knew that this was Bush grand standing, and a lot of people died for the wrong reasons. You all can criticize Obama, but it sounds more like racism. Educate yourselves and put your stupidity to rest. And go to hell all of you whoring out the troops to promote your hatred.

  • Lom

    He would be the last person on earth that I would want a letter of condolence from. I don’t believe there is a sincere bone in his body. A cold, calculating corruptor of our Constitution and way of life.

  • Doublespeak

    No context comparing it to other presidents (who did the same thing). Grats on getting the sheep to follow you with this nonsense.

    You know Obama does enough bad thing that are real that you don’t have to make up this garbage that every president does. Pathetic “journalism”.

  • dnb this has nothing to do with past administrations! You dang imbasal! If your talking about Geo. Bush he was one of the most patriotic presidents I can remember! Obama has little to no simpathy for our military men and women and never has! Stevenson and the thress other dead americans are proof of that. He has yet to say a word about why he didn’t order more security at the embassy on 09/11 of all days and I doubt that he will!! He’s a dang traitor in the White House and we need to get him OUT! Come on people this has got to be done, everyday that goes by the plot against the USA thickens!! God Bless America!

  • FU All

    Seriously, you idiots think he writes each letter personally. wow…you people are FARKED

  • Tiffany, I’m so sorry for you loosing your brother! No one can know how you feel unless they have lost someone, that is for sure. Did your brother jion the military? That is a huge question? I certainly can understand why some of these post are very hurtful to you but under the circumstances this is a very dramatic subject. I can tell that you are for Obama and fortunately I am not. I have seen and been affect by his policies and do not want to have another 4 years of his lies. My heart breaks for your family Tiffany but I don’t see how voting for a man that has no intentions on doing what is best for America is going to help you or your family in anyway!

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  • Realist

    I got a “personalized” letter from Ronald Reagan when I was in elementary school. As did the rest of my classmates. The signature was even smudged a little to “prove” that he even signed it himself. However, everyone else’s letter was the exact same as mine. But, I didn’t care.

    I hope that the president of the United States has much better things to do than to personally type letters for every single soldier that has lost his or her life in combat. No president has ever personally written letters for all fallen soldiers.

    Your loved ones were lost, and that is tragic. But, quit trying to spin this into some kind of anti-American or uncaring sentiment.

  • Howard

    You people have got to be kidding me, you do know what an autopen does right? It makes identical signatures, if you can’t see that the signatures are not exactly the same you are blind.

    The same letters have been used for years, this is not something Obama came up with to piss all over dead soldiers.

    /Registered Republican
    //Small Business owner
    ///Veteran

  • HumanWrites

    Did any of you vehement critics of this president bother to discover for how many decades such form letters to our fallen has been the presidential standard to be followed?
    …’Course not!

    Did any of you bother to ponder that different, more individualized, presidential letters might even be construed as inappropriate?
    …No?

    Did any of you stop to think that Tea Party/Republican politicizing this long-standing presidential practice of sending such form letters has EXTREMELY hurtful results on fallen soldiers’ already grieving families? Again, it’s a big NO & of course not!

    Republicans stoop to ANYTHING in order to vilify this president… This is exactly what is so disingenuous and so despicably UNPATRIOTIC about the GOP and ALL their unthinking supporters!

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  • Connie

    My heart goes out to each and every family who has lost a loved one or friend to war. I realize the President is a busy man, but a few hours each week should be sit aside to write/type condolence letters. If my husband or son, who are both active military, were to be killed in action I would expect a personally signed letter. And it would be very nice to have a letter that mentioned more than name, rank, location, sorry… It upsets me to hear that President Obama followed the Bush Administration’s practice of using the mechanical signature writer! In 2003 parents of fallen service-members received form letters from Bush. In 2004, US defense secretary, Donald Rumsfeld was busted for for not personally signing condolence letters. At first Rumsfeld denied it then later said he would sign each letter. The White House spokesperson claimed President Bush actually signed his. In a online article, from 30 Aug 12, abcnews.go.com quoted John Solomon of the Washington Times, 2008, that as part of a private effort to comfort the families of those killed in war and during 9/11, then-President Bush sent personal letters to the families of “every one of the more than 4,000 troops who have died in the two wars, an enormous personal effort that consumed hours of his time and escaped public notice.” I was never a fan of the Bush Administration, but if George W. Bush wrote and signed condolence letters, I say thank you.

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  • Jim

    this is a nonstory about a dad who is politicizing his own son’s death. President bush did not write over 5000 letters to families. he even forbid their coffins from being photographed. This is a dad i guess who expected the president to be at his son’s funeral. a personal letter usually comes from the person’s CO or someone who really knew him. Rest in Peace Cpl. godspeed and Semper Fi

  • jaygoji

    Uncle Tom.

  • brian8907

    And you expect him to hand write a letter talking about someone’s personal life that the president never met? Okay. Get over it. He doesn’t HAVE to send a letter at all.

  • Cathy Miller

    Words may fail when I wish to personally express my sorrows and sadness to hear about the bereavement of his son. May GOD give you strength and courage to deal with such a difficult phase. Please accept my sincerest condolences.

  • kriya

    Letters are the personal they shows the recipient that you cared enough to take to write them.Good job by Obama.And it is the neat post.I liked it.

    Letter Templates

  • Bill Harnist

    I am overwhelmed by your compassion and understanding. You are truly a representative of the ME generation.

  • Ricard

    …Bush did…

  • mel

    I am so sorry for your loss. It breaks my heart to see so many families lives ruined by this coward so many people call a president. He has no idea what it means to love this country much less the people who give their very souls to keep it free and safe for him and his monkey troops to have those expensive vacations and goofy golf. I can’t stand him or his husband. God bless you and Godspeed to your son.

  • VillyCarl

    Hmm, did he even sign them or was a machine used to affix his signature! Those “Signatures” look identical which the letters were handled by some flunky and not Obuma.

  • VillyCarl

    Better he should not send anything than to send a form letter updated by a flunky and signed by a machine. That is pure disrespect!

  • jaybop

    Are these unfortunate parents aware of the form letters sent out by General Douglas MacArthur during World War II? I have one such letter sent to my grandfather in 1945 after my uncle died in a Japanese POW camp in the Phillipines. Reuben,
    my uncle, was taken out and shot after becoming very ill with dysentery. He was only 22. No President of the United States wrote a single sentence to my grandfather.

  • spinningwheel

    It would be best if he didn’t send a letter.

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