— Col. Morris Davis (@ColMorrisDavis) August 15, 2014
Via Biz Pac Review:
Many Americans were disappointed in the lack of White House presence at this week’s funeral for the highest-ranking officer killed in combat since Vietnam.
Major General Harold Greene, the 2-star general killed in Afghanistan August 5, was laid to rest Thursday at Arlington National Cemetery, according to myfoxdc.com.
It was a beautiful service that was only missing one important attendee:
The President of the United States.
Also missing were the vice president and the secretary of defense.
Photos of the service, posted on the internet from news services all over the globe, showed a riderless horse, the general’s children touching the casket and the flag presented to his widow by Army Chief of Staff General Ray Odierno.
Obama was golfing during the actual funeral:
Wow. Talk about bad optics.@ByronYork: To those who asked: Yes, Obama was…on course at Vineyard Golf Club during Gen. Greene's funeral.”
— Lisa Myers (@LisaMyers) August 16, 2014