This is a short one.
Somebody teach President Obama how to salute. I saw him get onto AF1 the other day and his salute, well it looked like he was shooing a fly away from his head. And it had an air of disdain and dismissiveness on top of that.
Mr. President, I know you’ve never worn the uniform but I just want you to know this. Those young Marines in the Dress Blues would lay their lives down, without hesitation, in an instant, to save your life.
I don’t care if you don’t like the Military, those soldiers deserve your respect. There is nothing more simple yet more symbolically respectful than a smart crisp salute. As painful as it may be for you – show them just some respect. If I were one of your so called brilliant team of advisors, I would take a moment to tell you;
For Christ’s Sake Mr. President You’re the Commander-in-chief, don’t dumb down the position – live up to the position.
Feb. 13, 2009