By his actions, we know President Ebola’s priorities.
1. A U.S. general’s funeral
On August 14, 2014, Major General Harold Greene, the first U.S. general to die in combat since Vietnam, was buried in Arlington National Cemetery.
Gen. Greene was killed in a suspected insider attack in Afghanistan. On 2014, a gunman dressed as an Afghan soldier turned on ISAF troops, killing Greene and wounding about 15 including a German general and two Afghan generals. (ISAF = International Security Assistance Force, the formal name of the NATO-led coalition in Afghanistan.)
Neither did Vice President Joe Biden attend Gen. Greene’s funeral. Only Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel attended.
2. A white former prime minister’s funeral
The United Kingdom is the most important and most loyal ally of the United States.
On April 17, 2013, neither Obama nor Biden attended former UK Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher‘s funeral. Nor did any currently-serving White House officials. Instead, the Obama White House sent three former officials — former secretaries of state George Schultz and James Baker III, and the former U.S. ambassador to London.
At the time, the nature of the delegation stirred controversy in the British media as tabloids claimed British officials felt snubbed by the non-attendance of high-level U.S. officials.
3. A black head-of-state’s funeral
True to form, the POS treated the solemn occasion like a Justin Bieber concert, laughing and flirting with the pretty blond prime minister of Denmark Helle Thorning-Schmidt. The POS even took a selfie of himself with the blonde and British PM David Cameron.
4. A black 18-year-old strong-arm robber’s funeral
The Convenience store’s security camera video of the robbery. Brown is the hulking 6’4″ 300-lb. man in white t-shirt and tan shorts.
Yesterday, August 25, 2014, three currently-serving White House officials attended the funeral for Michael Brown in St. Louis, Missouri, which is three more than were sent for Gen. Greene’s or former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher’s funeral. The three currently-serving White House officials are:
- Marlon Marshall, deputy director of the White House Office of Public Engagement.
- Heather Foster, public engagement adviser for the White House Office of Public Engagement.
- Broderick Johnson, chairman of the My Brother’s Keeper Task Force.
A big h/t to FOTM’s dee
Dr. Eowyn’s article first appeared at Fellowship of the Minds.