Obama "shocked and outraged" by Murder of Army Recruiter

Obama "shocked and outraged" by Murder of Army Recruiter

Washington : DC : USA | Jun 06, 2009 at 8:22 PM PDT
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Oh, I apologize, President Obama said that about the shooting of abortion doctor George Tiller. Allow me to set the record straight.

It was DAYS later when he issued a statement about the killing of the soldier and injuring of another in Arkansas.

It was only HOURS after the shooting of abortionist Tiller that President Obama issued the following statement:

"I am shocked and outraged by the murder of Dr. George Tiller as he attended church services this morning. However profound our differences as Americans over difficult issues such as abortion, they cannot be resolved by heinous acts of violence."

Since then Obama's Justice Department has made it clear that it believes others may have been involved in Tiller's death. That press statement released Friday read: "The Department of Justice will work tirelessly to determine the full involvement of any and all actors in this horrible crime, and to ensure that anyone who played a role in the offense is prosecuted to the full extent of federal law," said Loretta King, Acting Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division. "We will conduct a thorough investigation that will complement and build upon the fine work of the Sedgwick County District Attorney and other state and local law enforcement agencies."

As for President Obama's statement on the shooting in Arkansas against our military recruiters, here is the President's entire statement days after the incident:

"I am deeply saddened by this senseless act of violence against two brave young soldiers who were doing their part to strengthen our armed forces and keep our country safe. I would like to wish Quinton Ezeagwula a speedy recovery, and to offer my condolences and prayers to William Long’s family as they mourn the loss of their son.”

Apparently the shooter, Abdulhakim Muhammad, 23, of Little Rock, Arkansas was upset because of our killing Muslims in the past. Authorities went on to say that he stated he wanted to “kill as many people in the Army as he could,” and would have killed more soldiers if they had been in the parking lot.

I'm sure President Obama has plenty of excuses for why it took so long to issue a statement about the attack on our military but has a statement about the abortion doctor within hours. Yet he isn't asked about the delay nor does he even bother to explain it. Why? No one expects him to act any differently, at least when you look at what his priorities are. I, for one, expect more from our Commander In Chief and think he should spend less time playing CEO with car companies, for example, and more time doing his actual job. But who am I but just an American voter?

MsMystro is based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America, and is a Stringer on Allvoices.
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