As many of us awaited to hear Obama address the Fort Hood tragedy, we were soon astounded that our President immediately failed to address a crisis occurring at a military base . As all major networks and cable news stations became focused on Obama and his address to the Tribal Conference, Obama seemed more intent on giving a "shout out" to a congressional medal of honor winner (who as it turns out...never received this high honor).
Americans were waiting for information. The horror of the breaking news had us waiting for any update from Fort Hood. The White House said Obama was being kept abreast of the facts and would give us the latest update on the situation in Texas. Instead, we got another glimpse into this President's lack of sensitivity to what Americans were concerned about: the loss of life and the realization that more Americans had been the victims of jihad in their own country.
Of course we understand that the President did not want to presume anything about the facts of such a horrible massacre, but we did wish Obama to show a semblance of leadership by addressing the matter immediately.
Obama's light-hearted manner was shockingly apparent as he made his opening remarks. In fact, his actions were nothing short of appalling.