Barack Obama, beginning his trip to India and Pakistan, stopped off at Mumbai, India to commemorate the terrorist attacks of November 26, 2008 that killed 173 people.
Obama spoke in from the Taj, the hotel where much of the attack was carried out saying, “I know there’s been a great deal of commentary on our decision to begin our visit here, in this dynamic city, at this historic hotel. And to those who have asked whether this is intended to send a message, my answer is simple absolutely.”
He continued, “We’ll never forget the awful imagines of 26/11 including the flames from this hotel that lit up the night sky. We’ll never forget how the world, including the American people watched and grieved with all of India. But the resolve and the resilience of the Indian people during those attacks stood in stark contrast with the savagery of the terrorists.”
I applaud Obama on his message to the Indian people, but wouldn’t it have been nice if he or his staff had remembered the events of November 5, 2009 as well and told the American people he is charged with leading that he will never forget the heinous attack and murder of 12 unarmed soldiers by a radical Jihadist US Army Major at Ft. Hood, Texas that was charged with helping US Soldiers returning from war?
Instead, Obama was traveling to India to tell them we will never forget the attack on their soil on the very day 12 of our soldiers we gunned down in cold blood last year.
Shouldn’t an attack from within on our own soil be as important to the man elected to be president? Wouldn’t it be great to once again have a president who showed as much concern for America as he does others?