A Boy Named Harold
Thanks to Johnny Harbour for submitting this
June 13, 2016
Harold was a bright child. He grew up in America. He went to school and had a bright future ahead of him. Harold was full of life, but his life was cut short in a violent moment.
While few people had ever heard of Harold before his death, many did afterward. And indeath, something very shocking happened. What was so shocking, especially when it is compared to the death of someone else recently in the news?
Harold was Harold Greene, Major General, United States Army. On Aug. 5, 2014, Major General Greene was killed by a Taliban terrorist. He was returned to America with full military honors. It has been a tradition that the president attends the funeral of general and flag officers killed in the line of duty.
Richard Nixon attended the funeral of a major general killed in Vietnam, and George W. Bush attended the funeral of Lieutenant General Timothy Maude, who was killed in the 9/11 attacks.
But while Major General Greene was being buried, Barack Obama was playing golf. The vice-president wasn't there either. Neither was the secretary of defense. Flags were not even lowered to half staff.
Four days after Harold Greene gave his life for America, Michael Brown was killed in Ferguson, Missouri. Brown was at best a thug. In the minutes before his death, he committed a robbery at a local convenience store. Brown struck Officer Darren Wilson and shattered his orbital bone while trying to take his gun and murder him. Obama sent a three-person delegation to Brown's funeral!
Obama would notattend the funeral of the highest ranking military officer killed in the line of duty since 9/11, yet he sent a delegation to the funeral of a thug.
When Margaret Thatcher, one of America's staunchest allies and Ronald Reagan's partner in bringing down Soviet communism died, Obama sent only a small low-level delegation to her funeral.The snub was not missed by the British.
When Chris Kyle, the most lethal American sniper in history was murdered, there was no expression of sympathy from the White House. But when Whitney Houston died from drug overdose, Obama ordered all flags beflown at half mast.
There was no White House delegation at the funeral of an American hero. American heroes die and Obama goes to the golf course. A thug dies and he gets a White House delegation. No wonder most "REAL" Americans hold Obama in such contempt, especiallymembers of our Military.
And the only difference between Obama and Hillary is that she doesn't play golf.