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    Controversy over Obama forgetting to salute Marine and then going back and shaking his hand

    Boarding his helicopter today, President Obama gave a rather lackluster salute to the attending Marine. The President then realized his mistake or was made aware of it and returned to shake the Marine’s hand.
    http://www.salon.com/2013/05/24/twit...missed_salute/


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    Just yet ANOTHER instance of his disrespect and lack of appreciation for the military.

    So what else is new?

    That Corporal shoulda bitch-slapped his azz. OOPS, there I go thinkin' out loud again.

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    I wouldn't forget to return a salute from a Marine , but I can see how Obama could. I'll give him credit for going back and shaking the young man's hand.
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    I think this is more a simple case that Obama has little instinctive understanding of military courtesy and the Marines and other military personnel around him are as much a part of the furniture as a doorman at a hotel. It's not willful negligence, it's simply not part of his consciousness, unlike reporters...

    I'm not getting worked up over it... It's kind of like the umbrella thing. I've since seen pictures at least suggesting that Reagan, and both Bushes did the same thing. Don't know... Not all that huge a deal to me. I simply don't expect better of him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jks9199 View Post
    I simply don't expect better of him.

    Said plenty right there.

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    Does it bother anyone else that the POTUS doesn't have to have any military experience whatsoever, and yet is Commander-in-Chief of the US Armed Forces?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ducky View Post
    Does it bother anyone else that the POTUS doesn't have to have any military experience whatsoever, and yet is Commander-in-Chief of the US Armed Forces?
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