‘Ignorance:’ White House sends unrelated form letter after 9/11 survivor’s request to pull bin Laden ad
An open letter from a 9/11 survivor to President Obama requesting that the president cease invoking the death of Osama bin Laden as a re-election tool has been answered with a completely unrelated form response from the White House.
That response, provided to The Daily Caller, did not include a single reference to Army Major David King’s objections and instead reminded him that, “Each day, I hear from concerned men and women who are struggling in this economy.” What follows is an 1100-word insistence that Obama is attempting to turn the economy around. The letter ends by telling Maj. King, “For more information on jobs, health benefits, housing assistance, and other public resources, you may also call 1-800-FEDINFO or visit www.USA.gov.”
Nowhere in the White House letter is the bin Laden raid mentioned. A Google search of the text shows the same response letter is often sent to individuals who write critical letters to the White House.
“I was disappointed that I didn’t receive anything specifically addressing my concern,” King told TheDC in a phone interview. “All I got back was a re-election letter.”
King is a former Army Special Forces operator and wounded survivor of al Qaida’s September 11, 2001 attack on the Pentagon. One of his colleagues described King’s injuries that day.
“Maj. David King came walking out of the smoke from the direction of the fire,” recounted former Army Major Bill Delaney in a description published on VillageLife.com in 2011.
“As he limped toward us with his shredded uniform and skin hanging from his burns, completely covered in a white ash, he looked like a ghost. Dave shared an office with Jerry Dickerson and Staff Sgt. White. Tragically both were killed in the [plane's] impact, but miraculously Dave had survived. Dave had burns on 70 percent of his body and would endure many months of recovery before he returned to duty,” said Delaney.