Typical of some moron living in another country (New Zealand)..a country only known for Kiwis and Lord of the Rings. What on Earth do you really know about this country? If you get your so called “news” from idiots like Jon Stewart, then you are truly a moron. Do you even know what PATRIOTISM is? Do you even know who the UAE is? Why on God’s green Earth would WE, as the USA, show patriotism to the UNITED ARAB EMIRATES? Patriotism is shown to those of your OWN country you douche canoe. So you run along and go play LOTR with your little friends and pretend you are a Hobbit and crawl into a hole in the ground.
I’d love to see a Hannity/Stewart debate…or boxing match. Stewart relies on dishonesty and pulling the “comedian” card whenever he’s called out for it.
Obama, America’s most disrespectful president. I wish we had President Ronald W. Reagan, he respected and loved the United States Armed Forces, just like President George W. BushI downloaded the video in case the “Dear Leader” has it taken down.
"The status of the President as Commander-in-Chief of the Army and the Navy was created BECAUSE the President is a civilian. NO President prior to Ronald Reagan ever saluted officers or enlisted men attending him for precisely this reason (that’s also why commissioned officers didn’t vote until FDR, paranoid about the outcome in 1944, authorized the practice).
No President should presume the military honor which the salute conveys. Even General of the Army Dwight David Eisenhower stopped saluting and receiving salutes when he became President.
Be glad that he’s not saluting.”
In other words, sit the fuck down and shut up.
Strange that a lib would take a quote from a conservative blog. Then again, that’s the peril of Googling for a quick response without actually understanding the real truth behind it. Regardless, here is the official US Navy customs and courtesies of saluting.
9b: The Military Salute. The salute is the most important of all military courtesies. Over the centuries, men-at-arms have rendered fraternal and respectful greetings to indicate friendliness. This gesture survives as today’s hand salute, which is the traditional greeting among soldiers of all nations. Regulations require that all officers be saluted by their juniors, and that they return such salutes. The salute formally recognizes the officer as a military superior, and returning the salute expresses the officer’s thanks for the junior’s support.
(1) Individuals entitled to a salute. Salute all officers senior to you in rank in any of the Armed Forces of the United States or of friendly foreign governments, officers of the Coast Guard, Geodetic Survey, and of the Public Health Service who are serving with the armed forces of the United States.
(2) Appointed and elected officials. Individuals of the United States customarily saluted are:
(a) President of the United States
(b) Vice President of the United States
(c) State Governors
(d) Secretary of Defense
(e) Deputy Secretary of Defense
(f) Senators and Congressmen
(g) Secretaries of the Army, Navy and Air Force
(h) Assistant Secretaries of the Army, Navy and Air Force
10e: In some situations, the salute is not appropriate. In general, do not salute when:
(3) Carrying articles with both hands or being otherwise so occupied as to make saluting impractical.
Yes, it is important to know that although the President is the Commander-in-Chief of the people’s military, he is not necessarily a member of the military. Here is why Ronald Reagan saluted the troops in his own words:
"I never ceased to enjoy reviewing our men and women in uniform and hope I started a new tradition for presidents. As Commander In Chief, I discovered it was customary for our uniformed men and women to salute whenever they saw me. When I’d walk down the steps of a helicopter, for example, there was always a Marine waiting there to salute me."
"I was told presidents weren’t supposed to return salutes, so I didn’t, but this made me feel a little uncomfortable. Normally, a person offering a salute waits until it is returned, then brings down his hand. Sometimes, I realized, the soldier, sailor, Marine, or airman giving me a salute wasn’t sure when he was supposed to lower his hand. Initially, I nodded and smiled and said hello and thought maybe that would bring down the hand, but usually it didn’t. Finally, one night when Nancy and I were attending a concert at the Marine Corps Headquarters, I told the Commandant of Marines, "I know it’s customary for the President to receive these salutes, but I was once an officer and realize that you’re not supposed to salute when you’re in civilian clothes. I think there ought to be a regulation that the president could return a salute inasmuch as he is commander in chief and civilian clothes are his uniform." "Well, if you did return a salute," the general said, "I don’t think anyone would say anything to you about it."
"The next time I got a salute, I saluted back. A big grin came over the Marine’s face and down came his hand. From then on, I always returned salutes. When George Bush followed me into the White House, I encouraged him to keep up the tradition."
So, while yes, the President does not have to salute back to a soldier…if you are going to proceed with the new tradition of saluting, you should do so in a respectful manner as mentioned above. What Obama did was lazy and disrespectful, but that’s what has come to be expected from this narcissistic scrub.
Not only does AP Reporter Josh Lederman do his best to spin Obama’s new undeclared war in a positive light, but he gets his facts wrong in the process.
Take a look:
Ace of Spades HQ blogger Gabriel Malor jumped all over it:
Malor went on to write over at AOSHQ:
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This cartoon sums up many of the criticisms of Obama regarding his approach to the Islamic State in Iraq:
Obama is doing all he can to combat Islamic State without actually “going to war” with Islamic State. In other words, he’s putting his campaign promises of ending the war in Iraq, wrapping up things in Afghanistan, and “sending al-Qaeda running” before an actual true full-fledged military effort against ISIS. Furthermore, between his lax approach and the bumbling message being put forth by the State Department, I’m not sure if they really know what they’re really doing. I have zero confidence in this administration to complete the task at hand.
I’d also criticize his adamant stance on not putting “boots on the ground.” Unless he’s just paying lip service to the country and to the enemy (which is doubtful), but secretly really planning on putting armed soldiers into combat against Islamic militants, I believe it’s poor judgment to rule out any type of military tactic or approach to win this battle. That’s what this whole conflict should be about by the way, winning the battle with ISIS.
Lastly, while I do approve of Obama’s decision to continue an air campaign against ISIS, I do not approve of his plan nor Congress’s approval of arming Syrian opposition rebels. This method has been tried over and over throughout the last several decades. I don’t mind possibly training rebel fighters, but giving them any arrangement of small or large arms is just a bad idea. Let’s say we actually defeat ISIS and they retreat back to their holes in the ground…for a while at least; do we get to collect all our weapons back? No. They’ll continue to be passed around the middle east and used for every single small conflict that will happen thereafter, possibly even in another conflict with the United States down the road. If you want an armed opposition force on the ground against Islamic State (which I believe is inevitable for victory), then stop pussyfooting around and send our armed and superior trained soldiers to do the dirty work.
It would seem that certain members of the black community, who actually believed that electing the first black president would bring about some kind of real social progress for blacks, are finally starting to realize that all that “hope and change” stuff was nothing more than a bunch of empty promises. It turns out the black community, especially the youth, have taken the worst hit by the Obama economy. Go figure.
Still, they (well, at least this Princeton professor giving the lecture) still yearn for more government solutions to their community’s plight. This begs the question…how much does a Princeton professor earn again?