Two weeks and counting.
Whitney Houston died on February 11, 2012. Her death was caused by choices she made on her own.
President Barack Obama reacted within two days
WASHINGTON — The White House says President Barack Obama’s thoughts and prayers are with Whitney Houston’s family, especially her daughter.
Press secretary Jay Carney says it’s hard not to be an admirer of the singer’s “immense talent.” And, he says it’s a tragedy to lose somebody so talented at such a young age.
Carney said he wasn’t sure if Obama and Houston ever had met.
The 48-year-old singer died Saturday.
He had thoughts and prayers for the Houston family.
So far he’s had no thoughts and prayers for the Kyle family. Chris Kyle died on February 2 trying to help a fellow vet.
ARLINGTON, Tex. — Military leaders, law enforcement officials and thousands of others gathered at Cowboys Stadium here on Monday to remember Chris Kyle, the retired Navy SEAL sniper and author who was killed with another man, investigators say, by a troubled veteran he was trying to help.
In a tribute filled with prayers, eulogies and country tunes sung by Randy Travis, friends and fellow SEAL members remembered Mr. Kyle, 38, as the military’s deadliest sniper, a Navy man who hated the water and a devoted father who walked away from his military career to spend more time with his wife and two children, ages 8 and 6.
“God knew it would take the toughest and softest-hearted man on earth to get a hardheaded, cynical, hard-loving woman like me to see what God needed me to see, and he chose you for the job,” Mr. Kyle’s wife, Taya Kyle, told the audience. “He chose well.”
On Feb. 2, Mr. Kyle and his friend Chad Littlefield took the veteran, Eddie Ray Routh, 25, to a remote shooting range in Erath County. According to the authorities, Mr. Routh turned his weapon on the two men, shooting and killing them before fleeing in Mr. Kyle’s truck.
Investigators believe that Mr. Kyle, an expert marksman who survived four tours of duty in Iraq and became known for spotting enemy targets at extraordinary distances, was gunned down at point-blank range by a mentally ill young man he had tried to befriend and help, as he had many other veterans struggling to adjust to life at home.
Not a word from Leon Panetta
Not a word from Joint Chief Dempsey
Not as of February 12 and not as of today.
Whitney Houston self-destructed and her family got Obama’s thoughts and prayers. Chris Kyle was an American hero who died while helping others and Obama doesn’t even know his name.
That’s screwed up.
Chris Kyle wasn’t Hollywood enough for Obama, but Kyle was remembered by those who really matter.