Watch this video and comment as to whether you think it appropriate, or inappropriate, that Obama commented as he did. He was scheduled to speak at a conference on native American relations, and he came out and spoke first about the conference and then about the Fort Hood shooting in which 12 people died and 31 were injured.
Here is what is rubbing some people the wrong way – Obama is the Commander in Chief and he came out to speak, but he made the shooting at Ford Hood secondary to a shout out to an attendee and a few other comments about Native American relations. He doesn’t actually mention the shooting until 2:25 into the video.
He seemed unmoved by the shooting. He announces it as though he is announcing the new unemployment numbers – just a monotone voice.