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Pres. Obama and the beaches of Normandy ?

  1. ahorseback profile image50
    ahorsebackposted 14 months ago

    Is it really true that President Obama has never visited the Normandy celebration of WWII ?  Of  the six times that An  American president has NOT been to Normandy on the celebration day , all  6 of these no -shows are  President Obama's to celebrate  ?

    1. Credence2 profile image84
      Credence2posted 14 months ago in reply to this

      And, So what? President Obama bagged Bin Ladin.

      There is a difference between those that talk tough and rattle sabers verses those that get the big picture and get results.

      I prefer results over swagger

      1. ahorseback profile image50
        ahorsebackposted 14 months ago in reply to this

        I get  a kick out of "he got Bin Laden" ,  let me ask you this who started to get him ?   Obama is merely  the reluctant  killer of Bin Laden ,

        1. Credence2 profile image84
          Credence2posted 13 months ago in reply to this

          First of all, what gives you the idea tha Obama was 'the reluctant killer of Bin Laden'?

          In any case, I will take Obama's reluctance of over GW Bush's 'earnestness' any day. I am interested in results, not excuses and rhetoric.

          Thirdly, you got caught with breeches down, where is the courage of your convictions? You have been found in complete error regarding Obama's going to Normandy as part of the WWII commemoration.

          This all looks pretty tawdry on your part. Do you acknowledge a mistake or do you just clam up and run away when you  are confronted with the actual truth?

          Oh, BTW, Happy Thanksgiving Day

          1. ahorseback profile image50
            ahorsebackposted 13 months ago in reply to this

            I can only admit to a face-book post that proclaimed this  act .   Sorry for being misinformed by a media that broadcasts both  truths and lies like there's no tomorrow !   You will notice  , If you looked , that my O.P. was in question ?   Hence the   Question mark .[?]

            1. Quilligrapher profile image90
              Quilligrapherposted 13 months ago in reply to this


              Thank you for letting us know that you knew the medium "broadcasts both  truths and lies like there's no tomorrow," but you still repeated the lie here without checking it for accuracy. roll
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              1. ahorseback profile image50
                ahorsebackposted 13 months ago in reply to this

                Once again Quill,  I asked this originally as a question ,  is there something you don't understand about that ? 
                If what your saying is true I'm surprised he's been there twice , not being the most demonstratively patriotic president we've had, by any means .    And yes , I think its important that they should be so.

                1. Credence2 profile image84
                  Credence2posted 13 months ago in reply to this

                  What in the hell is demonstrably patriotic? Is there a definition in the dictionary? Your arguments and attempts to regroup appear that much weaker by the hour.

                  Something that can be so easily investigated by any search engine, how would you even consider entertaining any falsehood as obvious and as easily avoidable as this ? You got caught with your pants down, instead of blatantly assaulting all with the obvious obscenity, it is best to just scurry off the stage red faced and embarrassed.  Just be better prepared next time.

                  1. ahorseback profile image50
                    ahorsebackposted 13 months ago in reply to this

                    Credence , If I have to explain  THAT to you , it's already too late .    And um , liberals  expecting only conservatives to  do research is  pretty funny !  Falsehoods are actually the style of the times with  the left , is it only the right that has to verify fact ?

                    Obama has big shoulders  , I'm sure he can handle , perhaps even welcome  the slight .He does love the divisive after all .

                2. Quilligrapher profile image90
                  Quilligrapherposted 13 months ago in reply to this

                  Good morning, Mr. Ahorseback.

                  Since you asked, there are a few things about this thread that I do not understand.

                  I do not understand how some people can become so obsessed with slandering another person that they would sacrifice their own dignity and integrity by spreading lies and false innuendo.

                  "Of  the six times that An [sic] American president has NOT been to Normandy on the celebration day , [sic] all  6 of these no -shows are  President Obama's to celebrate  ? [sic]"

                  I also do not understand why a professed Christian would consciously choose to repeat calumny from an unreliable source before researching to determine the truth of an unsubstantiated claim. {1}

                  "Sorry for being misinformed by a media that broadcasts both  truths and lies like there's no tomorrow ! [sic]"

                  I do not understand why an educated person would try to excuse and justify irresponsible behavior by pointing to question marks that actually establish that he knew or suspected the claims were false from the very beginning.

                  "You will notice  , [sic] If [sic] you looked , [sic] that my O.P. was in question ? [sic]  Hence the   Question mark . [sic][?]"

                  I do not understand why a mature adult did not simply say, "I should have fact checked this information before launching this thread."

                  Anyway, I thank you for asking. I hope you are enjoying this long weekend as much as I am.
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                  1. ahorseback profile image50
                    ahorsebackposted 13 months ago in reply to this

                    Actually , I should have further checked than just repeating something from the net ,   Yet there is so much mis-information out there ,  which I believe Obama  actually enjoys as he professes  divisiveness as a tool  for his agenda , Will I apologize ? ...............I will when he does , how's that ?................  His destruction of America and all its accomplishments   is far more slanderous than my pitiful post !

        2. Quilligrapher profile image90
          Quilligrapherposted 13 months ago in reply to this

          Every so often it becomes necessary to review history for the benefit of those who would prefer to rewrite it to conform to their delusions.

          The following events lie on the timeline leading to Osama bin Laden’s demise including President Bush’s own statements:

          "The most important thing is for us to find Osama bin Laden. It is our number one priority and we will not rest until we find him."
          - G.W. Bush, 9/13/01 [Emphasis added for educational purposes.]

          "I want justice...There's an old poster out West, as I recall, that said, 'Wanted: Dead or Alive,'” -G.W. Bush, 9/17/01, UPI

          "I don't know where bin Laden is. I have no idea and really don't care. It's not that important. It's not our priority." - G.W. Bush, 3/13/02

          Finally, The Washington Post reported that the CIA unit dedicated to capturing bin Laden was shut down by the Bush administration in late 2005. {1}

          Future generations will not remember President Bush’s “Mission Accomplished” speech, but they will always remember that  the "Mission Approved" decision by President Obama delivered justice on behalf of the American people.
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    2. Quilligrapher profile image90
      Quilligrapherposted 14 months ago in reply to this

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      This photo captures President Barack Obama (he is the gentleman on the left, ahorseback) shaking hands with French President Nicolas Sarkozy, as Britain's Prince Charles and Prime Minister Gordon Brown look on during the 65th anniversary of D-Day in Normandy in 2009.

      In a grossly uninformed post, Ahorseback wrote:
      "Of  the six times that An  American president has NOT been to Normandy on the celebration day , [sic] all  6 of these no -shows are  President Obama's to celebrate."

      Actually, here is the truth that makes the OP statement so pathetic:

      Of the 12 American Presidents to occupy the Oval Office since D-Day, only four have ever been to the D-Day Monument on D-Day. Not only is President Obama one of the four but he is the ONLY President to ever attend TWICE!

      Ronald Reagan delivered the 40th-anniversary address in 1984; Bill Clinton gave a speech at the 50th-anniversary celebration in 1994; George W. Bush spoke at the 60th-anniversary in 2004; and, President Barack Obama spoke at the 65th-anniversary ceremony in 2009 and again at the 70th in 2014. {1}

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      President Barack Obama and President François Hollande of France are shown here walking together after viewing Omaha Beach during the 70th French-American commemoration D-Day ceremony at the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial in Colleville-sur-Mer, France, June 6, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)

      As for all the other Commanders-in-Chief, Presidents Eisenhower, Kennedy, Nixon, Ford, Carter and George H.W. Bush all visited France after 1944, but they were never there on D-Day. Furthermore, Presidents Harry Truman and Lyndon Johnson never went to France at all.
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      1. rhamson profile image76
        rhamsonposted 13 months ago in reply to this

        I knew something about that didn't sound right. I thought I remembered Obama was there at least once. Thank you for chasing down the facts on this. History is a bitch to refute when it has recorded evidence.

        1. Quilligrapher profile image90
          Quilligrapherposted 13 months ago in reply to this

          You are welcome, rhamson.
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