Everyone always gives me crap for never giving Obama credit for anything, so I thought I post this. Came across this and was suitably impressed. Most of you know that I'm somewhat of a historian, and I've certainly gone on record here for being particularly harsh on the "Confederate" position, particularly on bestowing significant honors on Confederate notaries that led the rebellion (Such as RE Lee, Nathan Bedford Forrest, Jeff Davis, ect.....). Not that I do not admire some of their military minds, leadership skills and prowess on the battlefield, I just am very critical of how they used it. The One was under some pressure to break with tradition and not send a wreath to a Confederate memorial at Arlington. Fairly reasonable, and I certainly do not see an overwhelming need to honor those that took up "the cause of secession" on the Memorial Day holiday. I can see why we do, as they are American and died on the field of battle, but fundamentally, I don't see the obligation on THIS day in particular. It probably would have been more the divisive move, but I wouldn't have criticized him had he choose not to. To his credit, he not only sent a wreath to the memorial, but he even got MORE INCLUSIVE and further took it a step further. From the article; I have LONG felt that the contributions of African Americans in the Civil War (all wars actually) have been ignored. I think that is was a AWESOME MOVE to take a potentially charged issue and turning it to a moment to not take away honors from one group, but to extend it to another, particularly one as deserving as the African Americans that contributed to the Union victory in the Civil War. GOOD FOR YOU, O.