For whatever unexplained reason, Barack Obama ordered the scheduled moment of silence to commemorate the 9/11 victims be moved up.
As reported by Peter Hasson of The Daily Caller, when Obama arrived at the Pentagon for the 9/11 memorial service there was suppose to be a moment of silence precisely at 9:37 AM.
Suppose to be.
Yet speaking on the grounds of anonymity, a Department of Defense official confirmed to reporter Hasson that it was Obama that ordered the moment of silence be moved up.
The moment of silence was originally slotted to take place at 9:37 AM — the time at which the Pentagon was attacked on September 11 — but ended up taking place a few minutes early.
After the moment of silence at the incorrect time, Obama gave his standard long winded speech telling the assembled crowd “Perhaps most of all, we stay true to the spirit of this day by defending not only our country, but also our ideals.”
If there was any question to exactly what Obama meant by “ideals,” of USA Today made it quite clear;
We know that our diversity, our patchwork heritage is not a weakness, it still and always will be one of our greatest strengths.
Much of the “diversity” that Obama speaks of is his lifting of the ban on homosexuals serving openly in the Armed Forces. Opponents of the Obama move have questioned the wisdom of such, essentially asking how could individuals who don’t understand the very basics of human physiology be trusted with the defense of the country.
Another Obama move was allowing so-called “transgendered” individuals to also serve openly in the military. While what exactly defines someone as transgendered, the definition varies from a physical male who wears a wig and a dress being defined as a woman, to either a man or woman who has mutilated their reproductive organs in an effort to resemble to opposite sex.
As Fox News reported earlier this year;
The Pentagon has issued a comprehensive manual detailing protocol for service members undergoing a sex-change transition that includes extended time off, getting a commander’s approval for medical treatments and a prohibition on living a “preferred gender” lifestyle on base.
In the step-by-step process laid out by the Department of Defense, a service member must first secure a medical diagnosis from a military medical provider. Next, the service member must notify his or her commander of a diagnosis “indicating that gender transition is medically necessary.”
The service member’s commanding officer plays a critical role throughout the process — first having to approve government-funded medical treatment for the sex change and later overseeing when the individual is able to return to service.