On Remarks at the Funeral of Sen. Inouye, Medal of Honor Recipient

It's a sad thing when you don't get much attention at your own funeral.
Someone needs to tell Barack Obama—it must get particularly confusing this time of year—that his own birth is not Year One, the date around which all other events are understood. His much-noted, self-referential tic was on cringe-worthy display Friday when the president gave his eulogy for the late Sen. Daniel Inouye....

Inouye was a Japanese-American war hero (he lost an arm in World War II, destroying his dream of becoming a surgeon), and as a senator he served on the Watergate committee, helped rewrite our intelligence charter after scandals, and was chairman of the Senate committee that investigated the Iran-Contra affair.
Apparently we did learn a lot about the experience of one Barack Obama, however.


Texan99 said...

My husband tells me that the detailed story of how he lost his arm will make your jaw drop, too.

Grim said...

Yeah, that's right. Short version: while his unit was under attack from dug-in German machineguns, he crawled up and threw hand grenades at them until one of them blew his arm apart with shrapnel from an RPG. The arm still had a live grenade in it, so he pulled it out of his dead right hand with his left hand, and used it to kill another German.