Jens 'n' Frens
Idle thoughts of a relatively libertarian Republican in Cambridge, MA, and whomever he invites. Mostly political.
"A strong conviction that something must be done is the parent of many bad measures." -- Daniel Webster
Friday, June 24, 2011 :::
The president visited the 10th Mountain Division today and congratulated them on their service. Then he told the soldiers that he had given the Medal of Honor to Jared Monti who came back from Iraq alive. Jared Monti was actually killed in Iraq in 2006.
I can understand why some of the milbloggers are upset about this. Maybe I should be, too, but any upsetness I feel is overwhelmed by my sense of bewilderment.
How did this happen? Did someone in the speechwriters' room happen to remember a 10th division Medal of Honor but not remember which one it was, and nobody fact-checked it? Or is there a better explanation?