For those who do not know Dave Borden, he is a former Black & Decker employee who lives in Hanover, MA. His son, Dave Jr., was serving in Iraq and was badly injured from a bomb explosion. Dave Jr. has had over 38 surgeries to date. The email below is from Dave Borden about a recent visit to his son by President Obama. The email speaks for itself...
Since Dave Jr. has been injured he has met and been overwhelmed by many, many political and military celebrities. The list includes Secretary of State Bob Gates, who came into his room and told him 3 or 4 times that if Dave Jr. had any issues to call his cell phone number.
It includes General Petraeus who sat and talked with Dave Jr. for almost 45 minutes. The general recalled vividly all of the circumstances around the events that led to fighting that Dave was involved in.
It includes Sen. McCain who arrived late on a Saturday afternoon during a thunderstorm, unannounced, and talked to Dave Jr. about how similar their experiences with fate were.
It includes George Bush when Dave Jr. was invited to attend the very last Christmas party at the White House for the White House Staff. President Bush and his wife entered the ballroom and immediately went to Dave Jr. President Bush knew Dave Jr.'s name as well as when and how he was injured. Dave Jr. had a picture taken with Laura and the President that he has framed and will cherish forever.
The list goes on and on of people coming in to meet Dave Jr. and the other wounded warriors at Waler Reed and Bethesda. Yesterday, Dave Jr. was ordered to be at the National Naval Hospital with another 12 soldiers and Marines to meet with Obama. Obama was supposed to arrive at 11:30 a.m. He finally got there at 3:00 p.m. He entered the room with the wounded warriors and quickly shook each of their hands. He never asked their names, where they were from, or how they were injured. Then he left.
Dave Jr. has met the people who really care about the military. All he remembers from Obama is a weak handshake. The others in the room, younger and less exposed to the people that Dave Jr. has met, were so disappointed.
Word about Obama's "insensitive" visit has spread to the MATC (the rehab facility) at Walter Reed and throughout Bethesda. The military sees through his phoniness. All I can say is that it is such a disappointment that this man is Commander in Chief of our Armed Forces. He is an embarrasment to our nation.
Dave Borden, Sr.