Tonight, the President and First Lady will host a dinner at the White House to honor our Armed Forces who served in Iraq and to honor their families.
President Obama Honors Iraq Vets With White House Dinner | The White House
Around 80 service members and their guests will be in attendance.

Feb 29, 2012 6:35 PM

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Brent Crow
Sick of Republican hypocrisy, stupidity and ignorance? "Like" our page and help us expose it! Right Off A Cliff

2 years ago from  
Gideon Jones
So like our Government to make press headlines on OUR DIME.

2 years ago from  
CJ Williamson
These the same vets whose healthcare he's cutting?

2 years ago from  
Salmen Sellimi
5f ?

2 years ago from  
Rich Graham
Thank you Mr President for honoring The members of our armed forced who served in Iraq and their families. Obama 2012!

2 years ago from  
Ravin L Bilbrey
What will we be eating tonight? And will you have my martin waiting?

2 years ago from  
Leasa Cordell
This WH is a picture in hypocrisy.

2 years ago from  
Joseph Doris
How come I wasn't invited? I'm a veteran.

2 years ago from  
Amelia Fuller
that's great! they deserve the thanks!

2 years ago from  
Stuart Long
I would like to encourage the President to honor the Christian soldiers too.

2 years ago from  
Ossamah Al Sadah
What abut Bahrain

2 years ago from  
Debbie Sykes Knowles
honoring them while at the same time back stabbing them

2 years ago from  
Justin Spencer
can i come? i paid for it...

2 years ago from  
Karen Robart
Id like to know who had the balls to accept an invitation to this farce of a dinner! Who are the eighty who accepted? This asswipe just can't stop partying can he?

2 years ago from  
David Traub
They deserved a ticker tape parade!

2 years ago from  
Jeff Hillman
how about you, the president, spend our money and take the families that lost someone for your war. in to the whitehouse for a dinner.

2 years ago from  
Angela West Whitehead
I am sure that our troops will probably get a bowl of cereal if lucky!

2 years ago from  
Richard Speight
Geez....some people will attack him no matter what....would have thought he'd be safe honoring the troops but apparently not!

2 years ago from  
Eric P. Pierro
cj yes for the welfare crowd to obtain

2 years ago from  
Marin Gonzalez
before I got to the end of the sentence I though she was going to honor Davy Jones. RIP Davy!!!

2 years ago from  
Lacreshia Jackson
OBAMA 2012!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YES WE CAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2 years ago from  
Elaine Wagner
Thank you President Obama and First Lady Michelle . . . . that is very nice!

2 years ago from  
Jason Elliott
Yeah.. by wanting to cut there healthcare. Making vets pay for it!

2 years ago from  
Christopher Smith
God Bless the United States of America for EVER !!!!!!!

2 years ago from  
Emine Dilek
Gideon Jones, you live in Israel, whose dime are you talking about?

2 years ago from  
Michael Lindsay
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2 years ago from  
Len Holliday
Be sure to RV the Iraqi Dinar!

2 years ago from  
Mary Frances Doby
How were these 80+ selected?

2 years ago from  
Julie Biver
all governments do that

2 years ago from  
Bee Grant
Love our incredible first lady!!!! Love our troops and your support of them!!! GO OBAMA!!!!!

2 years ago from  
Winfried Strobel
thank you for sharing.

2 years ago from  
Victor Daniels Diggs
Who says that Christian soldiers aren't being honored? Ohhh, I get it.

2 years ago from  
Andrew M. Attebury
But he wants to cut health care for them......

2 years ago from  
Denise Stevens
Please ask the Pentagon to approve a NYC Ticker Tape Parade for Iraq vets. (We can have another one when Afganistan vets return!!!)

2 years ago from  
Ruth Beatriz Rodriguez
I didn't receive my invite! You must've not received my forwarding address. :)

2 years ago from  
Jim Piccillo
The administration is not cutting veteran healthcare, they are not making headlines on "our: dime- they are honoring the bravest men and women who risked their lives everyday in a warzone.......no on care if you dislike the President. Tonight is about honoring our troops, not your opinions.

2 years ago from  
Bee Grant
Stuart fool, the president didn't ask what their religion was or wasn't!

2 years ago from  
Steve Sawyer
Like their will be any food left with Mooooooo there

2 years ago from  
Jane Williams Haddox
Are these the same people you want to jack up the price of their health insurance by about 300% ($400/Yr to $4800/Yr)?

2 years ago from  
Artemis Gyccken
He could honor the vets by not running for reelection and endorsing Ron Paul, who gets more donations than all other candidates including Obama combined and just had a march in DC endorsing Paul!

2 years ago from  
David Benoit
If everyone had single payer healthcare, no one would be having their healthcare cut (by congress) and I would not have a $120,000 hospital bill from my cancer surgery from 8 years ago

2 years ago from  
Jules Ellis
talking to them about going to Iraq, while cutting their insurance. NO MORE WARS

2 years ago from  
Dan Taylor
bush sent them obama took em out how many weapons of mass destruction did we find

2 years ago from  
Abnel Geran
a bullet is a seed of hatred.

2 years ago from  
Kevin McQuaid
Skip the photo op. Honor 'em by bringing them all home.

2 years ago from  
Mario Argenta
Best way to honor them is to bring them ALL HOME!!!

2 years ago from  
Robin R Robbins
Wow! Dinner then we cut your insurance...why not cut medicaid, and send some illegals back who go to our hospitals to have their babies for free....for shame!!!

2 years ago from  
Janet Lee
Yes Ide like to celebrate all youve done for our country, and oh by the way... I WILL BE TAKING MONEY AWAY FROM YOUR MEDICAL COVERAGE , YOUR ON YOUR OWN NOW BOYS (and girls)

2 years ago from  
Dogs Against Romney
Notice how the right wing trolls NEVER support a candidate? It's always bashing Obama. Pathetic.

2 years ago from  
Dottie Holden
the last 3 years the Obamas have ignored and put our military in danger due to the Progressive Left Wing beliefs. Most of us veiw this as a re-election ploy. Its such a sham.... Us true Americans have always been behind our men and women who serve this great beautiful country.

2 years ago from  
Rick Meyers
Have you told them that their benefits are being cut?

2 years ago from  
Mario Argenta
END THE WARS!

2 years ago from  
Jane Williams Haddox
And cutting their pay until someone shoots at them?

2 years ago from  
Sandra Jackson
And the very same troops who are going to trial for the burning of the koron.. .. I would not sit at the same table with him..let alone eat with them..all on our dine.and the blood of the troops... what a waste.

2 years ago from  
Vk Zahir
I should say no more healthcare cuts..

2 years ago from  
Christopher Smith
Peace Love UNITY for EVER !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2 years ago from  
Ben Isaac Meyers
Brent Crow: You should expose liberal hypocrisy, too. A lot more of that right now. How about that whole transparency promise Obama made? NEver kept, ever. He never posted a bill to the white house website five days before signing it. Hmm, wonder why the media didn't notice that one. And, before you go on about republicans, while you go "Woohoo! Obama brought the soldiers home!" do your research, Bush, a republican, did.

2 years ago from  
John Irving
Blessing is the exact opposite of what God will be doing to America.

2 years ago from  
Ellen Zuback
pack your bags homey the clown

2 years ago from  
Shane Dillon
@ Debbie Sykes Knowles: Our president is a person too. How rude is it to accuse him of back stabbing troops? Barack Obama wants nothing more than to make sure EVERY SINGLE AMERICAN SUCCEEDS IN THIS COUNTRY. Just like any other person who would be blessed enough to serve as president. Sorry if that makes you uncomfortable.

2 years ago from  
Jane Williams Haddox
And David, you probably wouldn't be around to care what the bill was.

2 years ago from  
Hurstel Begley
God bless you Mr. President my son goes s.Korea next month http://www.change.org/petitions/president-of-the-united-states-keep-the-anc-on-its-list-of-terrorist-2

2 years ago from  
Lee Mattocks
On the Eve of NDAA to take affect-enjoy because we will have Global Martial Law enforced because of this BS with IRAN any day NOW. Coming sooner than you think to take our minds off of problems facing US with the Financial system and to cool the jets of OWS!

2 years ago from  
John Irving
You forget God, God forgets you..

2 years ago from  
Amanda L. Sherry Arteno
what an embarassing farce..

2 years ago from  
Janet Moser
why are we not invited

2 years ago from  
Eric P. Pierro
honoring them? ru guys really sheeple and not people...photo op/campaign propoganda hello mcfly

2 years ago from  
Dan Frawlalot
Manners.

2 years ago from  
Ron Billington
While I applaud the President for taking time out of his schedule of screwing the citizens of this country and honoring true American Heros, one dinner is not an honor. You want to honor them, don't cut their benefits

2 years ago from  
Ben Isaac Meyers
Hey. at least it's not more golf... yet. How many rounds has he played now? He had more than Bush's entire total of golf 10 months in, what's his record now?

2 years ago from  
John Keal
what about the other vets before Iraq huh? Where's their friggin dinner at MR. President?

2 years ago from  
Jane Whetstine
Thank you for your service. Thank you President Obama And Mrs. Obama you make me proud to be an American. PRESIDENT OBAMA 2012!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2 years ago from  
Liz Conner
Armed Forces Appreciation with Kid Rock tonight! Bad Ass true American who really loves his country!

2 years ago from  
Stanford Locke
more sike of Progressive's hypocrisy, stupidity, and profound ignorance.

2 years ago from  
John O'Neill
And his new budge will raise military health care 400% - two faced - you wouldn't catched me dead in the white house....

2 years ago from  
Janet Moser
i mean the people who got you into office

2 years ago from  
Ali Rennie Atkins
Shane Dillon....wake the eff up.

2 years ago from  
Richard Morgan
Probably making them pay for the meal

2 years ago from  
John Lucio Prato
Its about dam time this administration does something to honor our troops and military! Maybe ya can apologize to them Obama for being a shitty commander in chief.

2 years ago from  
Bev Schewanick
He honors them and then cuts health care for all our troops

2 years ago from  
Michael Mccullers Birch
This is a laughing joke!!! If you are having dinner for those who served you had better find a much larger venue because it was more than what you or your little rotten peasants have invited!!!

2 years ago from  
Jodi McPhee Giddings
Will you be asking them to pay five times as much as a union worker's meal?

2 years ago from  
Barb Lucero
More campaign trash from Obullshit and his pet.

2 years ago from  
Shane Dillon
Humanity and righteousness for 2012! Not god and war!

2 years ago from  
Tina Carrizzo Terrell
Obama is such a fraud..

2 years ago from  
Emily Emmons
so you HONOR our TROOPS by raising the PRICE of their HEALTHCARE???? You HONOR our TROOPS by threatening them with their PAYCHECKS???

2 years ago from  
Altair De Souza Dias
It is right and necessary to appreciate those who provide services to his people and his country. Congratulations Mr. President Obama gesture

2 years ago from  
Chris Luna
awesome we salute our armed forces

2 years ago from  
Cathleen Jansen
Emine it says that is where he is from.. Not where he is now.

2 years ago from  
Chad Louis Van Loo
ok numerous other presidents went and honored troops how is Obama any different. I am so sick of hearing of his ass kissing just because election are around the corner. lets not forget how he started nor the lac of his abilities and dedication during said terms. anyone can look good from time to time but what we need a someone to do good the full four years

2 years ago from  
Janine Brunell Looker
Now, for those Veteran Parades!!

2 years ago from  
Steve Thomas
@ CJ Williamson you have a link to prove that.....not a right wing link but a main stream link. No you don't. Folks that hate as much as you do are scary. Can't you support the President as he honors the troops that serve and protect us just for one night.

2 years ago from  
Alex LaPorta
Where were all of you complaining about our leaders responsibility to servicemen and women when Bush was sending troops into Afghanistan and Iraq without body armor or armored vehicles?

2 years ago from  
Daniel Belle
Ron Paul

2 years ago from  
Tammy Koivisto
hope they don't have a flag, you know how michelle feels about our flag.

2 years ago from  
Justin Cook
join the commen public first party.

2 years ago from  
Mark Hanner
YOU CONS want CHEESE with that WHINE?

2 years ago from  
John O'Neill
looking out for the middle class by raising health care on the military..

2 years ago from  
Kevin Perryman
You want to honor them? (and this goes to both sides of the isle) Pay them what they are worth!!!!!

2 years ago from  
John Meier
You should call it "The Hero's with a Zero Dinner"!

2 years ago from  
Nathan Drew Allen
Of course, Hussein, you'll host a dinner...save me a leftover?

2 years ago from  
Shannon Sexauer Ulery
Yay....another photo op.

2 years ago from  
Cool Maynard
NObama 2012> End the fraud!!!!

2 years ago from  
Marybeth Joseph
Blessings on all of our troops.

2 years ago from  
Scott D Armstrong Sr
First off the Vet's dont need a dinner held in their Honor at the White House when they arent even ALL invited. Why didnt they have a Stadium or the "OUR" White House lawn set up for all the Vet's to come and to be waited on ? Second when is the welcome Home Parade for OUR Hero's, Third where is all the Job's for our Veterans, and fourth, when is the kenyan going to step down,walk away and go back to what ever part of the world it came from? obummer doesnt HONOR OUR Men and Women, he isnt One of US! God Bless America and the Armed Forces of the United States!

2 years ago from  
Andy McGrane
The trolls are out!

2 years ago from  
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2 years ago from  
Eric P. Pierro
kid rocks also a fraud...endorsing romney...Dr. Ron Paul!!

2 years ago from  
Adel Boch
to honor their families. Thanks

2 years ago from  
David Fragale
Obama 2012!!

2 years ago from  
Verne Olmstead
See the usual hateful right wing nuts are out in force here. Pissed off because he's fighting "The War on Terra" better than their goon chicken hawk neo-cons who declared it. Some real gas bags on this thread.

2 years ago from  
Christina Pandori Thackeray
Try honoring them by not raising their premiums on their health insurance.

2 years ago from  
Daniel Campbell
Like that prick gives a shit.

2 years ago from  
Nancy Lynn Daniels
Wow.interesting

2 years ago from  
Gary Davis
Classy gesture. Illegal, immoral and tragically misguided war.

2 years ago from  
Emine Dilek
Wow, Republicans are an amazing bunch. If i ever voted for someone like Bush who borrowed money to wage wars to bring the country at the edge of financial disaster, I would have never even state my opinion again. You people have no shame...You want another Bush, go ahead, finish the job he started while entire world laugh their asses off to us...

2 years ago from  
Patricia Ducran
Unbelievable so many ignorant fools on this page. This is about the honouring of our troops and all these fools doing is stating lies upon lies or just plain ignorance.

2 years ago from  
Derek Wilson
Let me guess, there's not enough room for the veterans or their families...

2 years ago from  
Teshia Roy O'Keefe
This makes me want to puke. Like you give a rat's ass about our troops you piece of crap!

2 years ago from  
John O'Neill
http://www.newsroomamerica.com/story/220307/obama_budget_calls_for_sharp_increases_in_military_healthcare_premiums.html

2 years ago from  
Brad Thibodaux
President Obama has authorized millions of dollars to build a soccer field at Gitmo for the Talban prisoners and at the same time Obama is increasing the cost of health insurance, Tricare, from $440.00 a year to over $2,000.00 a year for military families. What is wrong with this picture?

2 years ago from  
Teshia Roy O'Keefe
This as you just frigging took benefits away from them. TRAITOR!

2 years ago from  
Susan Cullom
It is great the White House is honoring Iraqi Vets, but all of them need to be honored. I would like to ask how in any good conscience you can apologize to Afhaghanistan (sp?) for our troops doing their job, burning trash as they were ordered to do? When detainees there wrote in their Korans, that is defilement, and by Islamic law must be burned. So what is the big deal? Now our troops have lost their lives because our President bows and scrapes to foreign leaders, putting our troops on the ground in more danger. These soldiers were following orders!! is anyone in DC thinking?

2 years ago from  
Diana Flores Metz
So little has been said to honor the guys that came from Iraq. I am glad they are taking the time to do it. Even in the Vietnam War, I never heard of any homecomings. This is very impressive coming from the White House! Thanks Mr. and Mrs. Obama! I only wish you all could stay in the White House FOREVER!!!

2 years ago from  
Chad Louis Van Loo
lmao we are one nation under god for liberty and justice . but separated by political hatred. yet we think we are all right and everyone is wrong . this is what starts civil wars . put down the harshness pull our heads outta are butts and come together and figure out whats best as one .......

2 years ago from  
Barry Lanehart
Wish I could afford to host a dinner for my Family. New type of Foreclosure for some, and others just to be forced out because they have "no control". Honorable Gov. Scott called his Election phrase "Let's get to Work". It should have been called. "New way to loose your Home". Because that what is happing to my Family, and me being fully disabled on a very limited income we have had to sacrifice more, and even made cut backs in services. Won't be long till we have to pay using a credit card. Course no one cares, especially in Local Government. 2/25/12 the local newspaper had his name plastered all over about "his" Short Fall on the State Budget, going to have "more" furlough days added on. "Days unpaid", Freeze their Wages, another raise- again in Health Care Insurance Premiums for State employees. And- (more cut backs). This is round two. Not to long ago it was reported in the News that because of his State Budget short fall that FL. Hurricane Fund going broke, that "every" Home Owner was going to be forced to pay higher Premiums to their Insurance Company's just to bail out the State of FL Hurricane Fund. Why should we the people be held accountable for something that's not our fault and out of our control. Last year he promised more House Insurance Company's to help all Citizens with high Premiums, hasn't happened. And we are forced to go with highly expensive Citizens because no other Company will Insure our Home. But on TV you hear other Company's say Insure your Car/Home with us get a big discount, not us because no Company will insure a 32yr. Old Home except State run Citizens. So wrong not to have any control. Fact: all you have to do is call any House Insurance Company ask them if they have had a "record number" of Home Owners canceling their Policy's because the cant afford Insurance. And Health Care he said he wanted more cuts to Medicare, I guess that's why all Disabled Citizens in FL. that have Medicare are now being robbed. Some say discrimination against the disabled, to be forced to drop a supplement plan because the State had a hand in raising yearly rates. And they won't allow being out of the enrollment period to get an Advantage Plan being $0. out of pocket. So unfair. I found out that everyone who is disabled is held to higher cost for Health Insurance that if your not 62 Retired we are paying higher cost. To work hard for 30+ yrs. and this is the Thank You you get. And when we Retire those rates drop, Unfair. And to think what all in extra benefits, perks, extra's that the rich get. And for us to be Taxed and pay full price for everything while on only one limited source of money is wrong also. The State Gov. let the Supplement Health Insurance Company's that everyone uses as a second company to pay the 20% that Medicare doesn't pay. Many of those company's were allowed to raise (skyrocket) those premiums as much as $5000. 00 a year more. Also less options to choose from for Quality Healthcare for all on Medicare, I found this out from my Agent with my Supplement. And his direct affect around the State caused local Health Dept. Facilities to close some, and merge others causing financially strapped Citizens to drive farther for Health Care needs. Also he promised cheaper Property Taxes still waiting. FL. Automobile Insurance- simple to figure this. When anyone calls several Insurance Company's and ask: Why are we are paying higher Premiums in FL. There answer- "Because you live in FL". So again we are all being forced to higher cost because of one thing, Seniors being a Retirement State we are held responsible to higher cost again. He is getting quite a record & name. The secret they won't tell you, how many Family's have already lost their Jobs & Homes that his direct affect has caused. While we are going to be forced out of our home, not because of a mortgage, house is paid for. 9/9/11 News said Scott & GOP was not going to accept any Money to help create more jobs. But the State is raising fee's again and more cut backs to cause more Family's to suffer. In all my life I have never been affected so much by one man. To work hard for 30+ yrs. and this is the Thank You you get. Loose your Home.

2 years ago from  
Chris Bahr
New york city parade only thing thay needs to be done.

2 years ago from  
Susan Eicher
I hope they stand up and call you the traitor in chief that you are. You have put our men and women in danger by apologizing for burning Korans that were already defiled. Two men are dead, do the Afgans apologize for that.

2 years ago from  
Patricia Ducran
Roy O'keefe how would you like someone call you a piece of crap. You can make your comment without being so disrespectful. Obviously you do not care about the troops for making such a comment.

2 years ago from  
Steven Schneider
and cutting their medical tricare? funny

2 years ago from  
Bee Grant
If you people really want to make sure the military is taken care of then you would want to tax the wealthy more to make sure that President Obama doesn't have to make cuts...You tell him to reduce the deficit, you tell him to make cuts, then you turn it on him. You are a predictable lot of fools and we aren't buying your bunk. You want 40% of our budget going to defense, then you will have to pay for it. This dinner is about honoring our troops, not for you to bash the dinner that is doing just that. If you want to honor them in your own town, in your own way then do so, but to bash a president who btw is the Commander is sick!!!!

2 years ago from  
Nathan Drew Allen
and Andy says "The trolls are out!" Better believe it, buddy.

2 years ago from  
Jane Williams Haddox
He's not even looking out for the middle class. He's giving the savings to his union buddies in exchange for votes.

2 years ago from  
Marsha Croteau Kroll
Thank You Mr. President

2 years ago from  
Geralyn Pfaff
Awesome. Now let's get the Afghanistan vets home.

2 years ago from  
Ruth Calia Stives
Does anyone wonder why the White House posts anything, when all it does is invite the haters to spew? It doesn't matter what the topic is, there are people out there - poised at their keyboards - ready to display their negative vocabulary in order to - what? Change anyone's mind, or to get a rush from seeing their "Talent" on display in a public forum?

2 years ago from  
Trevor Marty
Boy, imagine getting invited to have dinner at the White House. Holy Toledo! I'd be so darn nervous I'd probably have to bring a spare pair of underpants.

2 years ago from  
Mike Merker
It's Obamas chance to show off his community organizer medals.

2 years ago from  
Ruth Calia Stives
White House events have been ongoing over many decades, but for some reason there's a lot of animosity over them now. Why is that?

2 years ago from  
Christopher Viramontes
hey! where is my guitar?

2 years ago from  
Melanie Green-Dayton
Mr. President...my daughter still works for the air force...my sister, dad and husband were all army...it's so nice to see service men and women finally appreciated....this wasn't the case when my family members gave...yes..even of their lives....you do this country great service...thank you!

2 years ago from  
BillandZan Quinn
What a bunch of crap, checking the block are we? The Obama administration’s proposed defense budget calls for military families and retirees to pay sharply more for their healthcare, while leaving unionized civilian defense workers’ benefits unfit.

2 years ago from  
Sam Seun
That is the very hard decision for the president to do what is the bes thing for America. Many American troops died over there because of Koran, that is just only the book that written by human being, we can copy and publish thousand times, so should keep peace there.

2 years ago from  
Mark Hanner
HI, i'm from a RED state and I'm dumb as a rock.

2 years ago from  
Margaret Jaehnig Burden
How about not cutting their medical benefits and throw in a dinner as an extra. You Hypocrite!

2 years ago from  
JoAnne Wilken Martin
whats for dinner???

2 years ago from  
Patrick Casey
And to tell them that you are whacking their healthcare coverage, or are you going to skip that part???

2 years ago from  
John O'Neill
raising medical on military but not DOD employees....he'll pay for this one in November - wait for the VFW to get together on this.....

2 years ago from  
Susan Young Oskey
the religious right wing nuts bashing in the name of jesus christ, so typical

2 years ago from  
John Rojak
Oh you honor those who fight your WARS, how about those who are for peace in the world? Peace don't come from wars, but from GOD. There is no God in Holy Wars or any kind of war. So honor your war killers of your brothern man kind.

2 years ago from  
Stewart David
vote obama out in nov

2 years ago from  
Matt Tatum
No to obama 2012

2 years ago from  
Kevin Smith
wondering how THAT Dinner is going to go over as he spends his spare time apologizing to the enemy...

2 years ago from  
Bee Grant
Anyone who says he should honor them by not making them pay for a small part of their insurance should be voting to tax wealthy more to help pay the 40% that we currently spend on our budget for defense...You are all liars/hypocrites. You tell the president to cut, but then you don't want him to cut. All you want is to spend and not pay as you go. You are greedy fools who don't truly care about the troops, yet pretend you do. If you don't like it, vote for Universal Health Care for all, then you won't have to worry about the troops or anyone else for that matter not having health care.

2 years ago from  
Sophie Labadie
John O'Neill, what do you know of DoD employee benefits? Nothing, right?

2 years ago from  
Robin Clarke
@ Verne , like how everyones a right winged nut when they don't agree with you!!!! Well I'm not right winged, not sure what I am, but I HATE Obama as much as I disliked Bush!!!! But I'd take Bush over this fool ANY DAY!

2 years ago from  
Nathan Drew Allen
Another party at the White House...WOOOOOT!

2 years ago from  
Patricia Ducran
Unbelievable so many ignorant fools on this page. This is about the honouring of our troops and all these fools doing is stating lies upon lies or just plain ignorance.

2 years ago from  
Yelena Anita Kayakova
Having dinner while her husband has sent drones all over middle east? Killing those innocent children just for resources. Its not yours give it back. Thinking your god to sit there an point a drone where ever you like.. RON PAUL we have more chance of world peace.

2 years ago from  
Bee Grant
OBL is dead under Obama's watch and all you haters have the nerve to come on this thread and talk badly about the man and this dinner...You are disgusting!

2 years ago from  
John O'Neill
Sophie - see the submarine - 21 years in the military working with DOD...

2 years ago from  
Vicki Scardina Bibeau
Oh for heaven's sake, haters GO AWAY.

2 years ago from  
الجندى المجهول
يامعلم اوباما انتم لم تتحقق نجاح فى العراق انتم ظهرتم فشلكم

2 years ago from  
Butch Jackson
He is probually going to charge them for the dinner , even though , WE paid for it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2 years ago from  
Dave J. Brimmer
I served three tours in Iraq... Maybe my invitation got lost in the mail?

2 years ago from  
Robert Urmetz
And yet this same administration will offer up our solders as sacrificial lambs to some nut jobs that can't handle the burning of trash in Afghanistan. Honor vets my foot, more like roasted vets to me.

2 years ago from  
Alan Harris
Yes Mr. President and perhaps you can explain to them as you "honor" them why it is ok for you to burn the Holy Bible but apologize for burning the Quran. Also outline for them how things are "better" in Iraq so that Christians are now more persecuted than they were when they lived under Sadaam Hussein.

2 years ago from  
Jim Lipski
I wonder if he'll address the astronomical rise in their insurance.

2 years ago from  
Willie James Outlaw
most awesome president since Clinton.......

2 years ago from  
Megan Dodd
Having a dinner like this is very nice- these people deserved to be honored, as well as their families. I am sure a gesture like this means a lot to those who have served, because it shows how much the President and First Lady care.

2 years ago from  
Patricia Ducran
Clark, you said you do not know what you are, let me tell you. you are a a pathetic, misireable, pityful soul full of hatred.

2 years ago from  
John O'Neill
and sophie - gove employee benifits are found by a simple google search....

2 years ago from  
Tony Schilling
Great. And then your going to decimate our military healthcare system and Tricare for Retirees so you can kiss the ass of your Federal Employee Union buddies who will not have cuts. President, yournot my President, your just a worthless feather merchant POS.

2 years ago from  
Margie Christiana Moore Bandas
And will all our military be there? The ones that went there, fought there, got injured there. Will these brave men and women be at the table?

2 years ago from  
Carolyn Brochtrup Grady
Are you going to share with them that you want to raise the cost of TriCare by 350% for military families while leaving the unionized civilians alone?!?

2 years ago from  
Melva Balkaran
excellent

2 years ago from  
Craig Robbins
Risking kids' lives for political strangers while killing other strangers is SO honorable. How about looking after your own family and defend your country from within your borders? You can't get water out of your leaking boat while you are overboard. Honor peace and you won't need these depressing dinners.

2 years ago from  
Aaron Gouge
Im not against having a dinner for our brave men and women but is it a dinner or a political reelection dinner, or fundraising event my bet is political and fundraising event, just looking at the past of previous dinners.

2 years ago from  
John Joseph Meidl
OBAMA 2012!

2 years ago from  
Butch Dicus
Whatever! Explaining why we apologized?

2 years ago from  
Janet Lee
What a Fake

2 years ago from  
Perry Arnold
He is going to break it to them that he is forcing them to buy insurance, and cutting their combat pay.

2 years ago from  
Tta Mohamed
"The US has been waging unprovoked wars of aggression for over 100 years. The last time the US fought a war of self-defense was in 1812. It doesn't take advanced academic skills to figure out that enlisting in the US military is signing up for war crimes. If we're going to make excuses for US troops, then we have to make the same excuses for mafia enforcers, cartel hit-men, Taliban thugs, Bloods and Crips bangers, and everybody else who joins a violent and abusive gang."--- Daniel Coble

2 years ago from  
Nikki Olinger
what about afghanistan and other places?

2 years ago from  
Remmic Lewis
I hope they throw food in your face ... WAR CRIMINAL!

2 years ago from  
Mike Kane
Good step~ the parade should be for the Aghan returnees!

2 years ago from  
Jim Walker
Is this to usher in the cuts to Tricare?

2 years ago from  
Dan Shane Martin
The following are 18 statistics that prove that the economy has not improved since Barack Obama became the president of the United States…. #1 Today there are 88 million working age Americans that are not employed and that are not looking for employment. That is an all-time record high. #2 When Barack Obama was elected, the percentage of unemployed Americans that had been out of work for more t...han 52 weeks was less than 15%. Today, it is above 30%. #3 There are 1.2 million fewer jobs in America today than there were when Barack Obama was inaugurated. #4 When Barack Obama first took office, the number of “long-term unemployed workers” in the United States was approximately 2.6 million. Today, that number is sitting at 5.6 million. #5 The average duration of unemployment in the United States is hovering close to an all-time record high. #6 During the Obama administration, worker health insurance costs have risen by 23 percent. #7 Since Barack Obama has been president, the average price of a gallon of gasoline in the United States has increased by 90 percent. #8 Since Barack Obama has been president, home values in the United States have declined by another 13 percent. #9 Under Barack Obama, new home sales in the U.S. set a brand new all-time record low in 2009, they set a brand new all-time record low again in 2010, and they set a brand new all-time record low once again during 2011. #10 Since Barack Obama took office, the number of Americans living in poverty has risen by more than 6 million. #11 Since Barack Obama entered the White House, the number of Americans on food stamps has increased from 32 million to 46 million. #12 The amount of money that the federal government gives directly to Americans has increased by 32 percent since Barack Obama entered the White House. #13 According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the percentage of Americans living in “extreme poverty” is now sitting at an all-time high. #14 When Barack Obama first took office, an ounce of gold was going for about $850. Today an ounce of gold costs more than $1700 an ounce. #15 Since Barack Obama became president, the size of the U.S. national debt has increased by 44 percent. #16 During Barack Obama’s first two years in office, the U.S. government added more to the U.S. national debt than the first 100 U.S. Congresses combined. #17 During the Obama administration, the U.S. government has accumulated more debt than it did from the time that George Washington took office to the time that Bill Clinton took office. #18 The U.S. national debt has been increasing by an average of more than 4 billion dollars per day since the beginning of the Obama administration.

2 years ago from  
Maha Seadaway
salute

2 years ago from  
John F. Mertz
Did they all get to come or just the ones who survived the lies and the arrogance and wastage of theirs and others lives for what was it now?

2 years ago from  
George Sharp
perry and jim since the president can't do either of those....why would he tell them that?

2 years ago from  
Butch Dicus
OBL isnt dead. With Chris Dodd as CEO of MPAA and now those Hollywood SEALs, fantasy in the making. How many of you can go "baaaaa"? Sheep ready for slaughter. Read the Bible.

2 years ago from  
Vicki Sterling
My son served and hasn't received his invitation!!

2 years ago from  
Bee Grant
Love that all the haters come here spewing and claim they love the troops....you don't or you wouldn't dare come on this thread that is about honoring them...You are all sick! Thank God under Obama's watch OBL was killed! He is for the troops you sickos aren't!

2 years ago from  
Lanie Walker
don't waste the money .....we are in a recession.......your only going to take it from them somewhere else

2 years ago from  
George Sharp
Does anyone here complaining about the healthcare proposal actually know what they are discussing? Anyone know the facts?

2 years ago from  
Bee Grant
Perry, the GOP are the ones forcing pay cuts and insurance benefits...Remember, it's the GOP that keeps telling this president to cut. Defense makes up 40% of the budget or did you conveniently forget that one?

2 years ago from  
Connie N Heitz
This is a good thing no matter what side of the isle you are on.

2 years ago from  
Bee Grant
Funny how people are mad at the WH for hosting this, yet their own cities won't host parades....But I guess that is the presidents fault too? Transparency?

2 years ago from  
George Sharp
butch that was funny.

2 years ago from  
Bee Grant
Don't like that your son or daugther didn't get a big homecoming reception? Complain to the 1% who keeps telling Obama to cut, cut, cut!!!! They are the ones screwing your kids!!!!

2 years ago from  
Andy Bouchard
http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0212/73445.html

2 years ago from  
Barbara Hine Nemeth
why only 80 ?

2 years ago from  
Samuel K Johnson
Me and my son Sgt Sam Castro. Thank You Mr President. Keep up the good work those of us that love you no you all you can

2 years ago from  
Dan Shane Martin
Bee Grant.... you are a psychopath.

2 years ago from  
Connie N Heitz
George the only thing I know for sure is that my sister and brother in laws deductible is going from $0 to $2,000.00 and their premiums are going up, all after the waiver the RR got expires.

2 years ago from  
Bee Grant
Dan that is all you can add to the conversation? Wow!

2 years ago from  
Dan Englund
The same congress that brought us the Medicare part D pay out to the INS. & Pharma, now want to Privatize, VA healthcare. The GOP thinks it would be better to give the money needed for Veterans care to, the ceo's and shareholders of HMO's, Ins and Pharma companies.

2 years ago from  
Amie Nance Koporc
Wonder how they were selected? Wish my brother had been invited! In his career, he has been deployed over 8 times.

2 years ago from  
Jim Wesseling Sr.
what about the thousands of others who put in their time there?

2 years ago from  
George Sharp
connie they were talking about tricare but we know about the railroad premiums. Did you ever say why that was going to occur?

2 years ago from  
Dan Shane Martin
The danger to America is not Barack Obama but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the presidency. It will be easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to an electorate willing to have such a man for their president. The problem is much deeper and far more serious than Mr. Obama, who is a mere symptom of what ails us. Blaming the prince of the fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince. The republic can survive a Barack Obama. It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools such as those who made him their president.

2 years ago from  
Samuel K Johnson
No you do all you can

2 years ago from  
Kevin Smith
let's see if there's a big banner that says, "Mission Accomplished" behind obama's podium.

2 years ago from  
Bee Grant
jim et al, if you want a big party for the troops, we shouldn't keep telling the president to cut so much, eh?

2 years ago from  
Bee Grant
Or, we should be taxing the wealthy more to pay for it, eh?

2 years ago from  
Gene Juarez
that's alot of men and women....they deserve steaks

2 years ago from  
John Kulp
How about honor'n all the people who have to fight tooth &nail just to stay fed.......BRING OUR TROOPS HOME! SCREW the rest of the world, lets fix stuff @ home first, this war crap is killing us. CHRIST IS LORD

2 years ago from  
Judi Ames
um...the price of Tricare was already up...my huby retired in August of last year from the AF; when he brought home the papers for the insurance, the price for him & me was twice what I was paying, coming to over $3000 a year! I can't afford that so we stayed with my BC...it's not just the vets, although they have it bad enough it's also those who are poor, old, women or just work for a liiving, Obama can only do so much with a Congress who has it in for the rest of us: they're rich, get a retirement pension that would pay 2 or 3 ordinary people and already don't pay for much that they get in perks...Bring our children home but we need to do something about our economic and energy situation...

2 years ago from  
Evelyn Ojitos
que bien Obamo firmo el bill del medicare las personas mayores pueden seguir recibiendo sus therapias sin limites

2 years ago from  
John Gibson
Welcome back as a reward we are going to make you pay more for your health insurance

2 years ago from  
Barbara Hine Nemeth
Why a dinner at all if you are not inviting all the men and women who faught for us? I wonder how the rest of out military families feel about being left out.

2 years ago from  
Emine Dilek
Military budget is being cut because the republicans are refusing the tax the uber wealthy and corporations....Remember the job creators??? My God how dumb do you need to be to not connect the simple dots...Level of ignorance! Remarkable really...

2 years ago from  
Jane Williams Haddox
If the fact that I disagree with you means I hate you (and am, therefore, a hater, wouldn't the reverse be true as. well? Wouldn't the fact that you disagree with me mean that you hate me and wouldn't that make you a hater, too? Just asking.

2 years ago from  
Mary Nelle Dagenhart
God bless our president for doing that, and god bless our troops, we sholud honor them more often.

2 years ago from  
Bee Grant
Connie, I come from a military family. They pay zero for healthcare and I have talked to them and they understand we don't have unlimited money. they told me it's a bargain to pay some. Most American families between themselves and their employers pay 8-15 k per year for family coverage. Again, we can't cut the budget without making these kinds of cuts...If people feel so enraged about this, they really should be willing to pay more in taxes, but alas God Forbid the top 1% pay more to help out.

2 years ago from  
John Gibson
Wonder if Obama will be paying his own premiums? How about the rest of congress?

2 years ago from  
Tta Mohamed
The White House -- each president, has done wrongs. Yes. Its known President Obama has enemies on the right, on the left, at home and abroad -- lots of attacks and lies and unfair criticism of him. I think , some of what he do is very wrong -- but over all much better than Bush.

2 years ago from  
Yassine Daoudi
wich honor are you talking about it, killing and torturing innocent people ...

2 years ago from  
Connie N Heitz
George the way I understand it is that the first year it will go up some and in two to three years it will reach the amount I stated above. As of about a week ago the RR employees were still considering striking.

2 years ago from  
Bee Grant
Yeah, Barbara, Obama can fit tens of thousands in the WH dining room. Do you people know how ridiculous you sound...If you care so much, host a gosh darn dinner for some local vets. I have done just that and they loved it!

2 years ago from  
George Sharp
jane it matters how you disagree. If you can discuss things then you are not a hater. If you simply post negative, hostile and items which may be partially true or completely untrue...then you are a hater. So you can answer that question.

2 years ago from  
Colleen McClure
Will he be discussing why he's making cuts to military insurance?! #awkwarddinnerconversation

2 years ago from  
Amanda L. Sherry Arteno
hypocrite..his policies are anti military in everyway..

2 years ago from  
George Sharp
Connie but WHY is it going up? What is the rationale?

2 years ago from  
Sharynn Ann
Bee...under TRICARE and this new BUDGET MILITARY and Veterans will be paying up to 74 % of their Healthcare and in the Budget it will increase to 254 % over the next 5 years. However, Federal Employees will NOT see any increase.

2 years ago from  
Rick Getzschman
Awesome!

2 years ago from  
George Sharp
colleen do you know the options you are referring to? Do you know the facts? Or just the talking point?

2 years ago from  
Connie N Heitz
In 2010 Rick Boucher (D) was voted out in that district. He was a congressman for at least 28 yrs I know this because I voted for him when I was 18. So it isn't fairing so well for Obama there. My sister who is a democrat hasn't voted in years and is probably going to vote this year to get Obama out of office.

2 years ago from  
Bee Grant
God Bless President Obama the Commander and God Bless these men and women who have served nobly...IF you are displeased that the WH can't accommodate hosting all thousands upon thousands of troops, you should host a few in your own home to let them know you appreciate them..Stop turning this lovely dinner of honor into a hate filled thread.

2 years ago from  
Cool Maynard
NObama 2012.

2 years ago from  
Sharynn Ann
Concerned about $$$..then Medicaid people should pay a $5 co pay for dr appointments and meds.

2 years ago from  
Richard Anderson
Here's one for the books a rep.likeing what a dem. president is doing, congrads Mr. President thank you

2 years ago from  
Bee Grant
If you feel that way Sharynn, then you should really insist that those that can afford to help cover the military do so as in the top 1%

2 years ago from  
Marion Mills
Now tell them you plan to honor them by sending them to Iran for no particularly good or real reason.

2 years ago from  
George Sharp
sharynn please post the parts that indicate this...when I googled this earlier it said that EVERY YEAR the CBO comes out with proposals for the administration to consider. Those options are offered as "possibilities" and this was presented to the president. In ONE of those OPTIONS that would be the result. But I didn't see where the president proposed including that in his budget.

2 years ago from  
Eric Harmon
While the asshole is cutting our health care. Wow. Barry has made it abundantly clear that he hates the troops. Probably because they stand for America and not his perverted view of it. Well he can stick his political campaign dinner.

2 years ago from  
Bee Grant
Meanwhile Sharynn, it's the top 1% that keeps telling this president to make cuts along with this Congress that is basically forcing him to do so..We are not stupid. Go learn all about the cuts before you blame the president!

2 years ago from  
Pete Agresivo
THANK YOU!

2 years ago from  
George Sharp
And sharynn how do you pay 254% of a cost? You can't pay over 100%

2 years ago from  
Connie N Heitz
George I'm not exactly sure of the specifics I just know it has to do with the waiver expiring.

2 years ago from  
Scott Wackbag
Wow. Obama can have a dinner party. On. The tax payers dime. Yet won't throw our heroes a welcome home parade. What a jurk. Can't wait till this idiot is out .an take his idiots. With him.

2 years ago from  
Bee Grant
Eric, it's Congress that is forcing this fool!

2 years ago from  
Obama-Biden 2012 Progress and Courage
wonderful..

2 years ago from  
George Sharp
connie so is it the company that is raising the costs? The insurance company?

2 years ago from  
Bade Falade
Wow, some people can't just take seeing this black guy in that prestigious white . stop hating guys we are all americans

2 years ago from  
Bee Grant
Scott, did you know that Obama is not the one that didn't want a welcome home parade..Go educate yourself before you cast stones.

2 years ago from  
Robert Walker
And welcome them to the world of unemployment!

2 years ago from  
George Sharp
Eric he will be having another 4 years worth of dinners

2 years ago from  
Joshua Jasper Lozier
So a bunch of politicians who never served and a bunch of officers who never saw combat is what counts as honoring people that serve. Bullshit

2 years ago from  
Eric Harmon
No Bee, it is not. Sticking it to the rich is just as wrong. Just because someone is successful is no reason to penalize them as Der Fuhrer wants to do. The answer to the deficit problem is to stop the fffing spending!! Cut out all "entitlement" spending, all foreign aid, and all soccer fields for terrorists!

2 years ago from  
Connie N Heitz
George I will try and find out more from my sister. I think some have what I am talking about confused with the military. I'm talking about the Rail Road.

2 years ago from  
Scott DeVaney
You are all MORONS. One guy google's his question. Tip: don't spawn. Yet another waste of tax payer money. Reps are complete idiots. Obama 12.

2 years ago from  
George Sharp
Connie i know...i am curious about the RR issue.

2 years ago from  
Eric Harmon
No George, time to retire and move to a coutry that still embraces freedom. Maybe Belize.

2 years ago from  
Chris Clifton
"And just as you fought for us, we're going to keep fighting for you -- for more jobs, for more security, for the opportunity to keep your families strong and America competitive in the 21st century." And in a show of thanks -- the president wants to gradually triple their Tricare premiums!!! GOD BLESS OUR TROOPS!!!

2 years ago from  
George Sharp
Eric we always thought you acted like a NAZI, you just slipped and called our democratic president "Der Fuhrer".

2 years ago from  
Yolanda Allen
That is great

2 years ago from  
Nancy Nadeau
Bee grant he doesn't give a Crapola about our troops and IF you supported them then you would see this is just a photo op! Apologizing for burning books that were used to send messages? WTF? our troops were killed over that and NOTHING from this POS' Did you know that military retirees will now pay MORE for their healthcare? And did you know that the unions will not be affected? Why? Do you even care?

2 years ago from  
Tyler Marshall
you should honor their families by having a REAL investigation into 9/11 and use a real honest 9/11 comission.

2 years ago from  
Eric Harmon
No slip George, his tactics and political stance would do the Nazi party proud. Surpress freedom, jack up taxes, exercise class warfare, divide the people to enhance you own political standing, spend, spend, spend. That is your president George.

2 years ago from  
Alana Roberts Plummer
@ Bee Grant your post about hosting military families, I couldn't of said it better myself! Someone with common sense! From my USAF AD family to you, Thank you for your kind and wise words.

2 years ago from  
Connie N Heitz
bbl

2 years ago from  
Brandon Pistol-Pete Emerson
Obama: Apology to Afghans 'Calmed Things Down'. What world does this guy live in?

2 years ago from  
Ray Bartlett
DeVaney Who are you calling a MORON? You're the one who couldn't spell "tax payers"

2 years ago from  
George Sharp
Eric please do...go for it...Tyler we know what happened on 9/11

2 years ago from  
Caitie Grady
I just want to say that making Nazi references to the President, or anyone for that matter, is nothing but insulting to all the people who were affected by the Holocaust.

2 years ago from  
George Sharp
eric only in a warped mind like yourself do you see that. Sane people don't have that view. I know I don't

2 years ago from  
Olivia Kim
What about a dinner for all those people who lost someone special...? Sons, fathers, cousins, and etc. They gave their life for their countries and their families have lost them. The end of a war dinner is nice and all, but I can't help but feel that this is all for show and that he's trying to make himself look better...

2 years ago from  
Alfred J Bev III
I guess the higher cost to health care for armed services won't be mentioned!

2 years ago from  
Nadia Silva
How come I was not invited?

2 years ago from  
Dale Hayworth
and what do the family's and soilders get?????...

2 years ago from  
Daniel Fleming
@ Olivia Kim. He ended the Iraq War. He doesn't need to do anything else to look better.

2 years ago from  
Vivian Abiedu
How noble of the President.

2 years ago from  
Marie Baker
More excessive pandering to blind the Sheeple of your true intentions as to what "fundamentally transforming" America is in your mind...

2 years ago from  
Kimberly Banks-Brown
And for the first time, LGBT families will be honored as well. It gives me hope that the moral arc is indeed bending towards justice.

2 years ago from  
Debera Blevins
Wounder if the Tri_care premium will be discussed. Over a bottle of fine wine. Or how about the 7500,000 thousand $ soccer field at Gitmo

2 years ago from  
George Sharp
marie i realize transforming america into a manufacturing prospering country is a devious plan which should be hidden.

2 years ago from  
David Hahn Jr
Im sorry all these idiots are using this to post anti messages! All I have to say is "Thank you Troops for your service!"

2 years ago from  
Dumebi Emetanjo
This is wonderful, they really worked hard while in Iraq and fought really hard for our country. I appreciate them everyday!

2 years ago from  
Tina Carrizzo Terrell
"Are we fighting a war on terror or aren't we? Was it or was it not, started by Islamic people who brought it to our shores on September 11, 2001 and have continually threatened to do so since? Were people from all over the world, not brutally murdered that day, in downtown Manhattan , across the Potomac from the capitol of the USA and in a field in Pennsylvania ? Did nearly three thousand men, women and children die a horrible, burning or crushing death that day, or didn't they? Do you think I care about four U. S. Marines urinating on some dead Taliban insurgents? And I'm supposed to care that a few Taliban were claiming to be tortured by a justice system of a nation they are fighting against in a brutal Insurgency. I'll care about the Koran when the fanatics in the Middle East, start caring about the Holy Bible, the mere belief of which, is a crime punishable by beheading in Afghanistan . I'll care when these thugs tell the world they are sorry for hacking off Nick Berg's head, while Berg screamed through his gurgling slashed throat. I'll care when the cowardly so-called insurgents in Afghanistan , come out and fight like men, instead of disrespecting their own religion by hiding in Mosques and behind women and children. I'll care when the mindless zealots who blow themselves up in search of Nirvana, care about the innocent children within range of their suicide Bombs. I'll care when the Canadian media stops pretending that their freedom of Speech on stories, is more important than the lives of the soldiers on the ground or their families waiting at home, to hear about them when something happens. In the meantime, when I hear a story about a CANADIAN soldier roughing up an Insurgent terrorist to obtain information, know this: I don't care. When I see a wounded terrorist get shot in the head when he is told not to move because he might be booby-trapped, you can take it to the bank: I don't care. Shoot him again. When I hear that a prisoner, who was issued a Koran and a prayer mat, and fed 'special' food, that is paid for by my tax dollars, is complaining that his holy book is being 'mishandled,' you can absolutely believe, in your heart of hearts: I don't care. And oh, by the way, I've noticed that sometimes it's spelled 'Koran' and other times 'Quran.' Well, Jimmy Crack Corn you guessed it. I don't care!! If you agree with this viewpoint, pass this on to all your E-mail Friends. Sooner or later, it'll get to the people responsible for this ridiculous behavior! If you don't agree, then by all means hit the delete button. Should you choose the latter, then please don't complain when more atrocities committed by radical Muslims happen here in our great Country! And may I add: Some people spend an entire lifetime wondering, if during their life on earth, they made a difference in the world. But, the Soldiers don't have that problem. I have another quote that I would like to share AND...I hope you forward All this. One last thought for the day: Only five defining forces have ever offered to die for you: 1. Jesus Christ 2. The British Soldier. 3. The Canadian Soldier. 4. The US Soldier, and 5. The Australian Soldier One died for your soul, the other four, for you and your children's Freedom.

2 years ago from  
Barbra Nagy
Yah well we never git an invit

2 years ago from  
Lisa Jones-Statzer
great

2 years ago from  
Eric Harmon
Well David, the Barry is anti-troop. Why not use this as an oppurtunity to point that out? People like George and Tim (who would make great brownshirts) may worship him, but if you believe the polls the majority of working Americans see him for what he really is.

2 years ago from  
Daniel Fleming
@ Tina. WOW, I really hope your not a Christian. You are definitely full of hate.

2 years ago from  
Kim Happens
Republican=hate mongers

2 years ago from  
Kirsten Raymond
George Sharp and Bee Grant - I love your comments! I don't know how you can bother with these morons - I give you a lot of credit and I thank you for your sanity and intelligence!

2 years ago from  
Justice Internecine
82.7 million families in America,,, 46.7 million food stamp recipients.. We are past the halfway mark to achieving fairness for all... Thank you obama

2 years ago from  
Eric Harmon
Being Christian does nt rule out hating your enemies. Barry fits the definition of enemy. At least to those of us that love the American dream. He has certainly divided this county and set us at each other.

2 years ago from  
Rose Guieb
What he really should be doing is doing away with Breed Specific discrimination!

2 years ago from  
Keith Brackett
wooohoooo, seems like the anti-American trolls are out in force tonight ;)

2 years ago from  
Bee Grant
Olivia, tell that to the families that are going tonight that will enjoy this event, then if you feel so inclined, you can host your own dinner honoring those locally where you live that served. If each of us does their part to honor our vets then we would be truly putting our mouth where are lips are on this thread. Obama can't possibly host hundreds of thousands of troops in one dinner, but you already know that....Now run along and go do something useful!

2 years ago from  
Daniel Fleming
@ Eric Harmon. Which polls are you referring to ?? The I can't think for myself FOX POLLS ?

2 years ago from  
George Sharp
Eric if you think what you have is the AMERICAN dream...you are the american NIGHTMARE....and everyone loves nightmares to go away

2 years ago from  
Smooth Industries
Cool!

2 years ago from  
Eric Harmon
Try Rasmussen Daniel. Or any other you can think of. Oh, right, you can't think, you just follow your Fuhrer's lead in everything.

2 years ago from  
Debbie Broker Harvey
It's about time they spent our tax dollars honoring some of the right people!

2 years ago from  
George Sharp
justice you are correct...the number will be going the right way, down....as the economy continues to improve

2 years ago from  
John Pierce
what a thrill, combat in Iraq or Afghanistan meet with someone who does not know what combat is

2 years ago from  
Cheryl Diane Pensky
My son served in Iraq and is now serving in Korea

2 years ago from  
Eric Harmon
Keith, right on, all kinds of Barry supporters on here!!

2 years ago from  
Kim Happens
Obama has absolutely nothing to do with dividing this country. The republican party take 100% of the credit for that by blocking everything , spreading hate, and pitching temper tantrums when they don't get their way. You people would hate your own mothers if she cast her vote for Obama.

2 years ago from  
Ardis Perez
I hope the veterans ask him why they are getting screwed on Tricare, Educational Benefits, retirement, and other benefits.

2 years ago from  
George Sharp
Yes Eric there are smart people on Facebook...and then there is you.

2 years ago from  
Jack Eason
Oh, the ones he is cutting their health benefits and pay. I can see how they honor the vets. BULL!!

2 years ago from  
Eric Harmon
Yes George, Afghanistan was a nightmare. Iraq only slightly less so. Were you there?

2 years ago from  
Brandon Pistol-Pete Emerson
Kim are you that fucking stupid!!!!!! Seriously!!!!!!!

2 years ago from  
Brandon Pistol-Pete Emerson
Does Burning Money Count as Green Energy? Stimulus-backed solar company lays off 70 percent of workforce

2 years ago from  
Veneita Jenkins
I pray that god will keep u and ur family

2 years ago from  
Keith Brackett
read a few pf your posts Eric, I seriously do believe I was talking about you

2 years ago from  
Keith Brackett
, talk to the Republicans, I know what you're referring to and they're the ones cutting benefits for the troops

2 years ago from  
Eric Harmon
Kim you are delusional. It is yor messiah that wants to stick it to the "rich". By the way, I am not a Republican, although I would vote for Mao over Obama.

2 years ago from  
George Sharp
No eric i was not...however that has no impact on the ability to comment here.

2 years ago from  
Red Uszuko
Eric here you go, note the historical data. Even with Rasmussen his numbers are going up! http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/other/president_obama_job_approval-1044.html.

2 years ago from  
Kim Happens
Watch a GOP debate , hate for everyone but "severe " , white male wealthy consevatives run rampid. I saw a comment from a right wing minion it went like this: "you libs say we communist not true, if we were communuists all you libs would be dead" . Comments like that come courtesy of Newt, he preaches that crap at a lesser degree in every debate.

2 years ago from  
Daniel Fleming
Maybe G W Bush and Dick Cheney could host a dinner for the rest. After all they are the ones who benefited the most from the unneeded war. Bu t I do THANK ALL OUR TROOPS VERY MUCH.

2 years ago from  
George Sharp
Nice eric, you are voting communist now...true colors coming out

2 years ago from  
Randy Edwin Brouillette
Mr. President, are you gonna take this opportunity to tell them that ur gonna cut the healthcare benefits for them, and other Veterans???

2 years ago from  
Jenny Brown
I bet they had to look long and hard to find 80 democrat military personnel and their families....because you know full well that anti American ass will not allow a republican soldier in the white house!

2 years ago from  
Ross Zeller
This is a really nice gesture from Obama and the White House. About 80 soldiers-wow. They risked their lives for our country so this dinner is not anything close to what they really deserve but still, its a nice event to be honored by the president. Go Obama!

2 years ago from  
Brian Stevens
John Kerry was the richest man to run for President. He is a liberal. difference? he is a hypocrite and pretends he is one of YOU....

2 years ago from  
George Sharp
Randy i suppose you know that is ONE option supplied TO the president by the CBO that was then passed back to congress as AN OPTION.

2 years ago from  
Rich N Kari Witmer
And you calmed things down..........how?

2 years ago from  
Kaye Ransom
Yea all the while having the Coast Guard at Cape May with a 30 percent white only, how are you doing that Obama? Thats right by writing discharges...yep!

2 years ago from  
George Sharp
Well justice it looks like he will get it. :)

2 years ago from  
Keith Brackett
I do know that when you read the true story that Kerry was a war hero and that the "swift boat" people were liars, loved reading how they hid when subpeoned and military records show they were never there

2 years ago from  
Justice Internecine
Liberals could boost the economy by writing a book of excuses... you really have the excuse market cornered

2 years ago from  
Brian Stevens
yeah, Kerry was there...making sure he had "pics"...lol, who does that during war?

2 years ago from  
George Sharp
jim as the only things that can affect veterans are laws....although putting general Shinseki in at the VA was probably a good thing.

2 years ago from  
Kim Happens
lol... and Santorum and Mitt aren't hyprocrites? Mitt tries to pretend he's one of us and he's not even good at that either.

2 years ago from  
George Sharp
Rafe this is american EVERY AMERICAN can speak....too bad. Brian we don't think he is a fraud so we like what he is attempting to do.

2 years ago from  
Red Uszuko
Good evening all!

2 years ago from  
Frank Tricamo
Rich...no...but i take it that with your obsession of quarky acts like that....you are a 'Santorum Fan'!!!!

2 years ago from  
John Fox
Apology, "calmed thing down"? Dude, sorry, I've heard enough... You really are ignorant..

2 years ago from  
Chris Clifton
Tri-care was part of the package when any retiree reenlisted for the first time and were supposedly guaranteed upon retirement. Now it seems that anytime congress needs more cash it seems to come from the pockets of those who served the country most. What makes a congressman anymore deserving of his benefits than our retired. I have never seen any program that reduces the benefits of congressional service, nor have I seen anything requiring them to have first hand knowledge of what they pass judgment on!!

2 years ago from  
Justice Internecine
uhm georgeeeee,,, just exactly how has the country improved in 3 years??? you did say continue... do you mean continue to decline with crazy energy and food prices??? or did you mean continue to improve the chances of this being a socialist country?

2 years ago from  
Frank Tricamo
Justice....i am far better off than i was in 2009.....closed 2 businesses and started a new one last sept...so....get to work and stop complaining...

2 years ago from  
Sandra Nichols Morgan
Why? Just for show..Anyone with any sense knows it's all for show and to get votes.A big dinner just before you boot them out of a job? It's a shame the great injustices happening to our soldiers because of our goverment.

2 years ago from  
Red Uszuko
OBL dead, unemployment on the decline, the economy coming back, the housing market recovering. Yeah, life's good under President Obama!!

2 years ago from  
Red Uszuko
Kim good evening. How are you this evening?

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