Father of Fallen Soldier Says White House Turned Down Request for Obama Phone Call
It was bad enough that after Sgt. Sean Collins was killed in Afghanistan his parents received a senator’s letter of condolence with the wrong name.
But the soldier’s father says the White House added to the sting by subsequently turning down a request for President Obama to personally call Collins’ mother.
Pat Collins, a retired lieutenant colonel, told Q13 FOX in Seattle that the family was told last month that the president could not fit it “into his schedule” to call mother Linda Collins about their son’s death. Pat Collins, who initially made the request with the White House, said he would’ve understood, except for the fact that around the same time, Obama found an opening in his schedule for a much-publicized phone conversation with Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie.
“He is the president of the United States, and he’s a very busy man, very important man — but then to find out that he fit it into his schedule to call the president of the Eagles to thank him for giving Michael Vick a second chance, that kind of burns a little bit,” Collins said.
The White House’s response marked another “disappointing” turn for the family in the government’s handling of their son’s death. […]
Good job dickhead. Good job. Obama = Moron.
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