Two-star Major General Harold Greene, the highest-ranking officer killed in combat since Vietnam, was laid to rest in Arlington National Cemetery on Thursday, and neither the President nor the Vice President were present.
Barack Obama was playing another round of golf at the Vineyard Golf Club with Valerie Jarrett’s cousin, Cyrus Walker, the World Bank president and former President of Darmouth College Jim Kim, and former lobbyist and ambassador Ron Kirk.
Joe Biden was in the middle of the third day of a week-long vacation in the Hamptons, which followed a week in Wyoming, which was preceded by a week at Rehoboth Beach in Delaware. Very busy indeed.
Colonel Morris Davis was the chief prosecutor at Guantanamo under George Bush, a 25-year Air Force veteran, and an Assistant Professor at Harvard. His tweet referenced the two most recent high-ranking military deaths, that of Major General John Dillard, Jr. who was shot down and killed in 1970 in Vietnam, and Lieutenant General Timothy Maude, who was killed in the Pentagon on September 11, 2001.
While America buries an honored two-star General, Obama showed it was more important to play yet another round of golf with well-connected elites. Message received loud and clear Mr. President, we know where your loyalties lie.
RIP Major General Harold Greene, America honors you.
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