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Robert Gates says that Obama never welled
up at a Medal of Honor ceremony unlike
George W. Bush as he criticizes his
´disturbing lack of passion´

Daily Mail (U.K.), by Staff

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Posted By:Desert Fox, 1/13/2014 6:21:20 PM

Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates has strongly criticized President Obama´s passion for the nation´s military - contrasting his attitude strongly with that of his predecessor President George W. Bush. In his forthcoming memoir ´Duty´, Gates claims that he never once saw Obama become emotional during a Medal Of Honor ceremony - claiming that his coldness was in stark contrast with Bush, who would regularly ´well up´. Declaring himself to be ´disturbed´ by this ´absence of passion´, Gates goes onto say that the only time he saw his commander-in-chief become animated during his time in the administration was during Obama´s push to repeal

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: farmwife, 1/13/2014 6:40:28 PM     (No. 9690702)

The president is cold. Period. (a word he´s fond of.)

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Reply 2 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 1/13/2014 6:44:38 PM     (No. 9690707)

He´s like a Komodo Dragon. The tongue may flicker but the beady eyes do not blink.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: buckeye1, 1/13/2014 6:46:08 PM     (No. 9690710)

Ugh! Did Gates expect him to actually care? He´s a liberal (at best) with strong Muslim proclivities.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Wideout, 1/13/2014 6:48:43 PM     (No. 9690713)

I don´t know..what did you expect from a punk community organizer."honorable M r gates....

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Country Boy, 1/13/2014 6:54:03 PM     (No. 9690721)

he´s a textbook narcissist. They don´t feel.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: KarenJ1, 1/13/2014 7:00:38 PM     (No. 9690726)

That is certainly not at all surprising. I always had to turn the channel when I saw 0bama appear at any memorial service because from his body language alone you could tell he didn´t give a flip about the occasion, had no emotion whatsoever and it looked like he was merely acting and going through the motions. 0bama is a stone cold tyrant who cares about nothing but himself and his absolute power. He behaves like dictators we have only seen in third world countries and we are stuck with him. It sickens and infuriates me that so many ignore who and what he really is for their own political and/or personal gain.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: LadyVet, 1/13/2014 7:07:01 PM     (No. 9690735)

I have a hard time understanding how anyone could not be emotionally moved if they even had a small understanding of what these guys went through, the terror they conquered to perform such brave acts, the loss of friends that they suffered, what the parents and loved-ones suffered when their son did not come home. One would have to be dosed on Xanax, Valium, or some other drug. Of course, there are rumors that this is the case. The choom gang member is just too laid back.

P.S. Did Gates mention the purple ties that Obama would wear to the ceremonies? This fits with his observation that the gays-in-the-military issue is the only thing that Obama was passionate about.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Aria, 1/13/2014 7:23:16 PM     (No. 9690745)

He´s been bored his whole life...he´s just too talented to do what ordinary people do - according to Valerie Jarrett. So the war against terrorism just wasn´t that interesting to him apparently. Now...gays in the military, that was something that got him excited, according to Gates. Hmmmm

There is someone (I can´t find who exactly this is) who has had the task of initiating new presidents into the White House and according to him zero was the ONLY one who wasn´t overwhelmed and in awe of just being there. This worried him. For good reason as it turns out.

Maybe King of the World might tweak his interest.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 1/13/2014 8:17:23 PM     (No. 9690800)

Rush Limbaugh said it a very long time ago. Obama is cold.

#8, there was a show (perhaps on National Geographic network?) about Air Force One. It showed the new President Obama arriving on AF1 and meeting the pilot for the first time. Obama could not have been more ordinary or unimpressed; at one point, he told the pilot that he looked like a pilot from central casting. Absurd and not befitting the office of president.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Pros7767, 1/13/2014 8:42:07 PM     (No. 9690828)

Perhaps a screening of Lone Survivor in the WH cinema might help.

Never mind. He could care less.

Btw, if you haven´t seen it, it is well worth the time. Bring tissues!

God Bless and Protect our Military. Amen.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: unagator, 1/13/2014 10:33:34 PM     (No. 9690958)

On the plus side, and to his credit, Obama has resumed presenting the award to living recipients as well as posthumously.

If there is one decent thing this administration has done, that is it...tears or no tears.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 1/13/2014 10:51:11 PM     (No. 9690975)

Sociopaths only care about themselves and lack empathy.

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