"The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left." Ecclesiastes 10:2
President Barack Obama caught some heat from his critics on Tuesday after he returned a formal military salute holding a coffee cup in his saluting hand. Many of the commenters on the White House’s Instagram page were not kind:
“Oh my gosh. How shameful. At least switch the cup to your other hand barry and give these MEN the respect that they DESERVE,” one user wrote.
“A disgrace to the office and a dishonor to the USMC!!!” another commented.
“This is embarrassing – ‘whitehouse’ needs to take this post DOWN now,” a different user complained.
While some argued it was no big deal, the Daily Caller noted that a Marine Corps manual states a person should not salute while “carrying articles with both hands or being otherwise so occupied as to make saluting impractical.” here
Maybe the Marine Corps manual reigns supreme in this instance, but . . . . I find this in very poor taste and disrespectful. Our military deserves more respect than this. But, it is Barack Hussein Obama. He probably only puts down his cup, phone or burger, for himself.