Consider the record of American deaths worthy of national news. Major General Harold Greene was killed by a Taliban terrorist Aug 5, 2014. His body was returned to America with full military honors.
It has been a longstanding tradition that the President attends the funeral of General and Flag officers killed in the line of duty.
While Major General Greene was buried, President Obama was golfing. Neither the VP or Secretary of Defense attended. Flags were not even lowered half-mast.
Four days after Harold Greene gave his life for America, Michael Brown was killed in Ferguson, Missouri. Just before his death, Brown committed a robbery at a convenience store.
According to other reports, Brown struck Officer Darren Wilson and shattered his orbital bone. President Obama sent a 3-person delegation to Brown’s funeral.
When Margaret Thatcher, one of America’s staunchest allies and President Reagan’s partner in bringing down Soviet communism died, President Obama sent only a small low-level delegation to her funeral. The snub was not missed by the British.
When Chris Kyle, one of our most accomplished special unit snipers was murdered, there was no expression of sympathy from the White House. But when Whitney Houston died from drug overdose, the Obama/Biden administration ordered all flags be flown at half-mast.
There was no White House delegation at the funerals of these American heroes, but thugs’ and overdosers’ deaths are given White House acclaim by Democrat presidents.
Larry L. Garber, East Donegal Twp.