Civilians are not required to return the salute of military personnel, though recent presidents have undertaken the custom.
“In general, do not salute when… carrying articles with both hands or being otherwise so occupied as to make saluting impractical,” the manual says.
Mr. Obama did not appear to be carrying anything else in his hands when he made the unusual salute.
We’re a Marine Corps family. We have no problem saying that President Obama needs to learn to respect his betters. And we can guarantee you that those two Marines, who he disrespected with that phony salute, are better than our President in every way imaginable.
Mr. President, you’re not fit to polish their shoes. Not that you’d do a good job at it anyway. You’re a overbearing, narcissistic, asshole. Sir.
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