Thursday, October 29, 2009

O.K., Am I Off Base Here?...........

I caught the videos of the Light Bringer, (A.K.A. our beloved president) taking his roadshow to Dover DE to greet the bodies of our latest K.I.A.s out of Afghanistan. Other than the fact that it was SUCH a photo op moment (The previous administration wouldn't even allow the press to film the coffins, not this bunch) the thing that chapped my ass the most was the military salute that he rendered to the coffins.

Now I get the commander-in-chief thing, and he has the authority to render the salute, but damn, I don't think that he has truly earned that right. As far as I know he has never even been a Boy Scout or even worn a uniform before, nor has he supported the military. (at least like I think he should have) I think that perhaps it might be appropriate if he placed his hand over his heart rather than salute.

Of course, I could be wrong. What do you guys out there in blog land think?

4 comments:

Brigid said...

I agree with you.

Michael W. said...

Thanks Lady!

I had a feeling in my gut I was right on this, but wanted to make sure.

I saw him render the salute and was reminded that I think I read somewhere when you are arrested in the military that you are no longer are allowed the PRIVILEGE of either giving or receiving the hand salute. Not saying that the light bringer is criminal, but damn......

Nancy R. said...

I didn’t think he could be bothered to do the whole hand-over-the-heart thing. (http://www.snopes.com/politics/obama/anthem.asp)

At least he had a Marine show him how to render a proper salute. Do you think we could get the TOTUS to run the Constitution by him on occasion? Maybe he could learn the whole “ … preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States” through private instruction as well.

Michael W. said...

It's doubtful. You need to have the desire to learn before you CAN learn and I just don't think the Light Bringer cares enough about the traditions and history of our country to even care. It's all about what he wants and thinks is right.

I don't need my magic 8-ball to make the following prediction. He will use the trip to Dover as one of many excuses as to why he is going to turn down Gen. McChrystal's request for more troops. Thus B.H.O. will snatch defeat from the jaws of victory........