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Father's fury at Obama's
'disrespectful' form letter
sent to him by UPS to offer
condolences for son killed
in Afghanistan

Associated Press, by Staff

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Posted By:JoniTx, 10/11/2012 7:38:10 AM

An anguished father says he was saddened to receive an 'impersonal’ form letter from the president regarding the death of his son in Afghanistan - as it is revealed that the White House has been sending the same exact letters to families of fallen troops for years. Back in January, Tom Logan, of Willis, Texas, was ecstatic when it appeared that his son, USMC Cpl Joseph Logan, had come home on a surprise visit. But the man at the door that day was not Joseph. He was a fellow Marine who had come to deliver the heartbreaking news

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: ZurichMike, 10/11/2012 7:51:23 AM     (No. 8925008)

Trillions of dollars borrowed and spent, our image tarnished abroad, millions unemployed. But somehow *this* takes the cake -- it makes me weep (and I am teary-eyed now) that this overrated Marxist mulatto affirmative action doped up taupe dope arrogant soulless jackass in the White House could be such a colossal, vulgar, boor. How long does it take to sign a letter IN PERSON? And the fracking AP still covering for him -- the form letter has been used "for years" -- suggesting that all presidents did this, but the article later says it was in use from 2009 -- in other words *only* in the Obama administration.

Now I am furious. Get this bony-butt loser out of the White House.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: MDConservative, 10/11/2012 7:55:35 AM     (No. 8925020)

I'm sorry for the losses suffered and the heartbreak. Back in the day, there were no "personal" letters, no grief intervention teams, just a telegram delivered by the Western Union guy announcing that the Secretary of War regrets to inform you...

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Reply 3 - Posted by: worstnightmare, 10/11/2012 7:56:45 AM     (No. 8925025)

Can't improve on the words from our fine friend in Switzerland. Bravo, sir...and thank you.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Lawsy0, 10/11/2012 7:57:11 AM     (No. 8925026)

We are all Tom Logan. No president, and now no son.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: antiquegolf, 10/11/2012 8:09:40 AM     (No. 8925052)

The article cited presidential priorities. With mr. zip, we know that his next tee time and watching espn sportscenter are at the top of his list. Important business is secondary to barry. It's all about him. In that obama thinks of everyting in terms of himself, he may not have been aware that letters were even sent to these bereaved families, let alone in an auto-penned form.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: ranger06, 10/11/2012 8:10:14 AM     (No. 8925053)

Lifted this from another site - but it sums this up nicely...
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.:

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.



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Reply 7 - Posted by: veritas, 10/11/2012 8:30:49 AM     (No. 8925106)

Obama deserves every last syllable of contempt directed at him.

He has, though, exposed the paucity of printable, mixed-company-suitable pejoratives available in English.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: John c, 10/11/2012 8:39:31 AM     (No. 8925133)

Thanks #1, well said, and I will take the liberty of sending it to friends.
How I miss W!

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Reply 9 - Posted by: rock n robin, 10/11/2012 9:33:55 AM     (No. 8925273)

Don't forget the misleading headline. The letter was sent by "president" Obama NOT UPS!

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Reply 10 - Posted by: rock n robin, 10/11/2012 9:40:48 AM     (No. 8925291)

Oops. Misread, sorry.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: thewarden, 10/11/2012 9:42:23 AM     (No. 8925294)

He despises our military. What part of that does anyone not understand? I truly despise this guy (won't say man, 'cause he isn't one!). Please, God, relieve us of this evil burden in November.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Robinsolana, 10/11/2012 9:46:35 AM     (No. 8925308)

This is the real Obama.
Obama has done everything he can to cripple our military.
What do you expect from a buddy of terrorist bomber Bill Ayres.
Bill Ayres who built nail bombs to kill soldiers.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Davids918, 10/11/2012 9:56:08 AM     (No. 8925336)

FTA:
Nancy Beck Young, a professor and historian at the University of Houston, said different presidents have approached the task of writing such letters in line with their personalities and priorities.


Shows Obama's priorities and personality.

And they're auto-pen signed not hand-signed either.




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Reply 14 - Posted by: shepsmum, 10/11/2012 10:12:49 AM     (No. 8925400)

#2 -- that's true. But that was what was expected; times have changed and a form letter could at least be signed by hand. And the staff in charge of writing the letters could make them a bit more personal.

Priorites are demonstrated at times like this...

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Malia2012, 10/11/2012 10:47:09 AM     (No. 8925527)

I agree #15. That was then, this is now. There is NO excuse for the type of form letter sent out by the pathetic "commander-in-chief" to Mr. Logan and others who have lost loved ones in the War. obama takes time out of his "busy" schedule to make personal phone calls to basketball players, rap music stars and others, but has no time for Military heroes? Disgraceful. Thankfully he will soon be back in Chicago!

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Reply 16 - Posted by: privateer, 10/11/2012 1:19:54 PM     (No. 8925959)

Don't despair, 8! For the foreseeable future, "Obama" will be the superlative of (the comparative) Clymer.

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