Monday, August 9, 2010

Obama and Superstars Play Basketball to Wounded Troops, Some with Missing Limbs

On Sunday, Obama and a handful of basketball superstars played basketball for some of the wounded veterans, some with missing limbs. With no press allowed to watch, Obama had a chance to demonstrate his famous 3-pointer. I find this publicity stunt rather tasteless. Obama and his friends are showing off their skills to a bunch of wounded military men and women, some with permanent back injury and missing limbs, who probably love the sport, and upset they will not be able to do what they are doing.

I rather have these superstars come and talk to the wounded veterans than showing these military veterans a game that some may never play again because of sustained injuries from the war. Why depress these soldiers any further?

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